Report: Broncos job offer expected for Vance Joseph

AP

Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has plenty of qualities that make him attractive for head-coaching jobs. One of which is that he’s currently available to be hired.

He may not be available for long. Mike Klis of 9news.com says that he is expecting Broncos G.M. John Elway to offer Joseph the head-coaching job on Wednesday morning.

There’s a sense in some circles that Joseph is being advised by his agents to take as many interviews as possible and, in turn, to generate as much leverage as possible before picking a team. Given that the Chargers also have interest in Joseph, he has a rare opportunity to pit two teams from the same division against each other in the chase for the same coach.

As a practical matter, however, there’s a chance that the point already is moot. The Broncos quite possibly won’t be offering the job to Joseph unless they already know he’ll be accepting it. Otherwise, the Broncos will look bad if/when the Chargers hire Joseph — and Denver’s eventual selection will look like a second choice at best. (The other primary candidates are Chiefs special-teams coordinator Dave Toub and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.)

So an offer probably won’t be the starting point. It likely will be the ending point. If not, it could be the starting point of the kind of drama between teams that usually happens only on the field.

82 responses to “Report: Broncos job offer expected for Vance Joseph

  1. Hope he can do more with Denver, than he did with Miami. Hard to have an opinion on the guy until he gets in here and gets to work, I felt Toub was best qualified, but this fits the Broncos plan Elway laid out at Kubiak’s retirement, “maintain defense” let’s hope he can do it effectively.

  2. Lifelong Bronco fan here. If we can get McCoy in a package deal, then eh, I guess. At least he is more creative than Kubiak. I’d rather give Kyle Shanahan a shot but who knows how the interviews went.

  3. Why would they not hire Shanahan and keep Wade on as D coord? The defense wasn’t the problem last year so why are they going after a defensive minded guy?

  4. Lets just hope he’s a great leader and inspires. I’d seriously be pieced-off if he take this defense back to the Del Rio level of performance.

    Thankfully Joe Woods and Reggie Herring are on board to hopefully keep it in the line of what Wade Phillips would do… hopefully.

    Just REALLY hope this isn’t Josh McDaniels part 2

  5. This is the most baffling move. This guy is a defensive coordinator and his defense stinks, let’s get him!

  6. ESPN saying Shanahan is the frontrunner, so go figure. Seriously though, Shanny+ Wade Phillips >>>>>>>>>>>>> Vance Joseph + whoever. Not even close.

  7. LOL, did this potential hire meet the “fan polls” of Denver? After all, Broncos fans demanded that Elway respect the fan polls on the new coach because they pay their salaries.

  8. So someone is advising a “minority” candidate to take as many interviews as possible in order to leverage his position? Lawl.

    Hey, you’ll probably only get one or two chances, pal.

  9. Bad choice as Miami’s defense was bad and he does not want Wade Phillips as the defensive cordinator.

  10. This has huge mistake written all over it. Very disappointed . Toub or Shanahan would have been the MUCH better choice.

  11. “Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has plenty of qualities that make him attractive for head-coaching jobs.”

    Huh??

    Our 2016 defense was the worst in franchise history, VJ is no doubt Belichick Jr. 🙂

  12. Mystifying why VJoseph was so touted as a hot HC prospect. Although the Broncos have the best organization and best team in place of all the openings, I don’t think many established candidates would go there. It’s Elway’s show and he’s gonna be pulling the strings.

  13. The race between Buffalo and Denver for McCoy? lol. McCoy won’t give the Bills a thought. They’ll wind up with Gus Bradley.

  14. Don’t quite get the love for Joseph out there. He has been a DC for one year and that D wasn’t exactly stellar. Prior to that he was a db coach.

  15. Good for Joseph. At least now he won’t be facing a team allowed to cheat twice a year until playoffs. Well allowed to cheat until another team catches them, not the NFL, another team like the previous multiple occasions. You know its bad whenever everyone knows what team I’m referring to without mentioning their team name.

  16. Horrible hire. Guy has done exactly NOTHING in his career. A decade as a DB coach, never a coordinator until last season when his defense was ranked 29th. Very little playoff experience. No head coaching experience on any level. Elway obviously wants a robot he can control. Very disappointing hire. Will go down as one of the worst hires in Denver Broncos history.

  17. He was defensive backs coach in Houston when the Texans had the worst defensive backfield in the history of the world. Those guys didn’t cover, tackle, or defend passes with any amount of consistency. They were very poorly coached.

  18. As a loyal Dolphins fan, I will hate to see Joseph leave after just 1 season. You can’t base a coaches leadership skills based on stats. The Dolphins made the playoffs despite being ravished with injuries to the defense.

    For my fellow Dolfans, you’re a fool if you’re happy to him go. Bronco fans, you’re getting a coach that players will run through a wall for if needed.

  19. Some of you do realize that HC is a much different job from coordinator right? If it wasn’t, maybe Wade who gets a bad rap anyway would have been a great one because he is a great DC. Not to mention that Kyle Shanahan hasn’t exactly been the model of leadership since every time he didn’t get his way (Washington, Cleveland, and even last year in Atlanta), there were leaks all over the place to the media about why Kyle didn’t like this or why Kyle didn’t think this was good behind the scenes. GMs and owners don’t have time for that nonsense of someone playing media politics as much as they work on game plans every week, and his father was the master of that. That screams not HC material and might be why he can only probably get that 49er job.

  20. Klis the ” Broncos Insider ?? ” just said last night on the 5:00 news on Channel 9 he didn’t think Joseph would get the job offer because of all the other interviews he has coming up !!

  21. Fishing Herald says:
    Jan 11, 2017 11:41 AM

    As a loyal Dolphins fan, I will hate to see Joseph leave after just 1 season. You can’t base a coaches leadership skills based on stats. The Dolphins made the playoffs despite being ravished with injuries to the defense.

    For my fellow Dolfans, you’re a fool if you’re happy to him go. Bronco fans, you’re getting a coach that players will run through a wall for if needed.
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    Always refreshing to see the few in the minority who get it. VJ is a great communicator and players bust their butts for him. The issues in Miami were a lack of talent and the loss of 6 starters to IR.

    Echo that Broncos fans are going to love this hire.

  22. Somebody go to Elway’s steak house, interview the waiter and find out how many drinks were consumed last night. There’s your answer on the hire.

  23. Please take him and Gase please hire Wade as our DC. Pickup some LB help and make sure to get some DB help along with some depth and the Miami D will be just fine. The injuries were just too much to overcome. Losing both safety and 2 starting LB is the core of the middle of the D. That is exactly where Miami was exposed.
    Cut Mario Williams and make sure Branch doesn’t leave !!!
    Add 2 solid LB and maybe a CB and it will be much improved.

  24. This hire is going to rank up there with Elway’s Dummerville FAX GATE blunder. Dolphins Def sucked….ok lets bring him to Denver….bad move when Shannahan is out there. keep Wade and hire Shanahan.

  25. A part of me wants to believe that Elway knows something we don’t know as fans but it seems to me that the writing is on the wall that he doesn’t deserve to be a head coach candidate. Then again I am not a GM.

  26. The Dolphin fans complaining about the defense also are funny. Your team still has no professional level LBs, and he lost Vernon who was pretty good with the Giants this year, who was replaced Williams who was as bad as he was in
    Buffalo a year ago, and still has holes all over the secondary. Yet, he improved the unit from last year. Also again, DC or OC isn’t HC job. I’d venture to say the last great one at that who became a truly great HC was Belichick. The rest of the very good HCs in the league were hardly the coordinators with the best offensive or defensive units. Dallas proves that every week with the former 0-16 head coach doing an excellent job with less than ideal personnel on defense and the more than clueless Linehan as an HC coordinating a very good offense with a rookie at QB.

  27. Dear Wade Phillips – The weather is nice and the women are beautiful in Miami. Added bonus, we’re getting serious about football again down here! Pack your bags and come join a team on the rise, GO DOLPHINS!!!

  28. Wed., 10:30 am, no announcement. Either Denver has passed on VJ or VJ is trying to leverage the Diego interview against Denver for more bank and control. Had Denver really wanted him, he would be locked up by now and it would have been announced.

  29. I don’t have a dog in the fight, but it looks like it’s happening, and I believe Elway’s going to try to coach through some milktoast HC selection, yet to be announced (ala Jerry Jones). I could be totally wrong, but I think that’s why there are good, winning HCs going through that team so quickly, lately.

    About Joseph, look on the bright side – the ‘phins were good against the run, and on 3rd down, they have a garbage secondary – and I don’t think Joseph pulled the trigger on Byron Maxwell, but they kept points down. And have you heard any jackassery about Suh?

  30. My guess is this guy is a lightweight, Elway wouldn’t want a talented guy around him. Elway is like the average looking girl who wants an overweight girl in the picture with him.

  31. Rooney rule candidate will make the rounds. Just trying to make his Bronco’s interview look real and not a sham to satisfy the rule.

  32. Defensive head coach keeps his primadonna defense from verbally abusing the crappy offense (using the term offense loosely) inside the locker room. But then I flash back to him begging his secondary to not commit a penalty in the playoff game which was comical. This will be interesting….reminds me of Dungy, Caldwell, Garrett hire. Maybe Elway is as bad as jones…..

    Will be fun to watch for sure. A good oc may be the saving grace. Then again a yes man on offense allows elway more control over it.

  33. ………. he doesn’t deserve to be a head coach candidate. Then again I am not a GM.
    ==========================

    I will have to admit, I am not a GM either, but I remember telling the Chargers not to hire Mike McCoy.

    I’m thinking they will never listen to us.

  34. ………. he doesn’t deserve to be a head coach candidate. .Then again I am not a GM.
    ==========================

    I will have to admit, I am not a GM either, but I remember telling the Chargers not to hire Mike McCoy.

    I’m thinking they will never listen to us.

  35. There’s no way this can be…. Broncos sign Joseph while 49ers are left with a decent chance of landing Wolf/Shannahan. Nope not buying it LOL

  36. NRG Stadium’s Wonky Grass says:
    Jan 11, 2017 11:37 AM
    He was defensive backs coach in Houston when the Texans had the worst defensive backfield in the history of the world. Those guys didn’t cover, tackle, or defend passes with any amount of consistency. They were very poorly coached.

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    Wrong. David Gibbs coached DBs in 2010 when Frank Bush was DC. Vance Joseph came to town with Wade Phillips in 2011. The DB production under Joseph was actually the best in franchise history to that point, but way to slander the guy.

  37. Nothing against Joseph, but why should any team reach for him, or be subject to any leverage at all?

    Are the Broncos really considering some random DC on a not-good-yet team when the likes of Kyle Shanahan & Mike Smith are available?

    Always interesting to see how these processes often run against what looks like logic from the outside.

  38. With all due respect to the Broncos fans,
    As a dolphin fan, I really like Joseph.
    He did an oustanding job as a DB coach for the Bengals.
    This season we had poor talent in our defense, and he did a solid job with that talent.
    I can name 5 players that had a solid season (Suh,Wake, Alonso, Branch and R.Jones before going to IR).
    Our front seven strugled and our Back incredible improve. Playes like Lippett and Rookie Howard played really well and Byron Maxwell improved too.
    I really think Joseph can do a really good job and I wish him the best.
    GL

  39. Very good hire if it happens. Broncos have an outstanding player base. They have great leadership with Elway and Joe Ellis. Wade played himself by going in and asking for more (a lot more) money. I do believe that it would be difficult to see Wade go, but Joe Woods can run the D…..NO FLY ZONE!

  40. Omar Kelly of the Miami Herald… called Vance Joseph LUCKY all year. Even highlighted all scenerios where he got lucky and if it went the other way VJ would been fired mid season. He’s still lucky if Denver hires him.

  41. Say what! Where are all the people who said Denver would not hire him, just rest assured you won’t get any calls to be the GM of any team. Bill

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