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Gary Kubiak won’t coach this week

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25:  Head Coach Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos watches as his players warm up prior to the start of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) Getty Images

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is out of the hospital, but he won’t be jumping right back to work.

Broncos General Manager John Elway announced on Monday that Kubiak will not work this week after being hospitalized on Sunday due to the onset of flu-like symptoms. The team announced earlier in the day that Kubiak has been diagnosed with “a complex migraine condition” and put on medication.

Elway said that special teams coach Joe DeCamillis will serve as the interim coach this week, including during Thursday’s trip to face the Chargers in San Diego. Elway also said that the short week wasn’t the impetus for the decision as doctors said the “process for Gary is to worry about Gary this week” and that there isn’t concern about Kubiak’s ability to handle the job in the future.

DeCamillis has been a special teams coach in the NFL since his first stint with the Broncos began in 1988 and this will be his first time serving as a head coach. His father-in-law is former Broncos, Giants and Falcons coach Dan Reeves, leading DeCamillis to say that he’s expecting “some unsolicited advice” about how to handle his interim gig.

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17 Responses to “Gary Kubiak won’t coach this week”
  1. scoops1 says: Oct 10, 2016 4:52 PM

    Wade Phillips getting passed over….?

  2. polegojim says: Oct 10, 2016 4:52 PM

    Get well soon Coach!

    Migraines are tough tough tough.

  3. smokehouse56 says: Oct 10, 2016 4:53 PM

    Get well soon coach.

  4. charger383 says: Oct 10, 2016 4:58 PM

    Good do not bother Wade Phillips let him stay with defense

  5. boltson says: Oct 10, 2016 4:58 PM

    We should lend them McCoy for the week. Then maybe we can win.

  6. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 10, 2016 5:00 PM

    If I was Kubiak I wouldn’t trust anything coming out Elway’s mouth. He is a proven backstabber, just ask Tebow and John Fox.

  7. stealthjunk says: Oct 10, 2016 5:00 PM

    scoops1 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 4:52 PM
    Wade Phillips getting passed over….?
    ==================

    Elway said that Phillips and Dennison both have full plates running the defense and offense and that he didn’t want to mess with what they were doing. Meanwhile, DeCamillis is already responsible for helping Kubiak with game management decisions so it was a better match to the role he will fill on Thursday.

  8. supra23 says: Oct 10, 2016 5:10 PM

    scoops1 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 4:52 PM
    Wade Phillips getting passed over….?
    —————–

    Why disrupt the strength of the team which is the defense?

  9. jag1959 says: Oct 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    scoops1 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 4:52 PM
    Wade Phillips getting passed over….?
    _______________

    Short week, Phillips will be busy enough as is.

  10. xpensivewinos says: Oct 10, 2016 5:21 PM

    If Kubiak has any young kids, they could coach against McCoy and the Chargers…..

  11. Kelly's Chronicles says: Oct 10, 2016 5:23 PM

    Little skeptical I guess. The “flu” doesn’t usually stop NFL coaches and there is medicine for migraines. Still better safe then sorry.

  12. mzew233 says: Oct 10, 2016 5:37 PM

    Its a LOSS anyways.

  13. iamapatsfan says: Oct 10, 2016 5:58 PM

    polegojim says:
    Oct 10, 2016 4:52 PM
    Get well soon Coach!

    Migraines are tough tough tough.

    —-

    Agreed. I may not like anything Broncos related, but I wouldn’t wish migraines on anyone. Hopefully it’s a one-off thing that passes quickly.

  14. sdcharger123 says: Oct 10, 2016 5:59 PM

    As if I needed another reason to hate the Broncos, Kubiak’s absence just might save McCoy’s job if the Chargers pull out a win. Ugh.

  15. idiot411 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:33 PM

    Hope they lose again!

  16. MichaelEdits says: Oct 10, 2016 7:32 PM

    Whatever Dan Reeves tells DeCamillis, he should do the opposite.

  17. r8dernation says: Oct 10, 2016 7:47 PM

    Get well. And remember the best cure for migraines is legal in your state now.

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