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Vance Joseph thinks he’s in a better place than most new coaches


When Gary Kubiak arrived as the Broncos’ head coach two years ago, he inherited a team in good enough shape that he was able to win a Super Bowl in his first season. Kubiak’s successor thinks he’s in a similar position.

New Broncos coach Vance Joseph said after he was officially hired today that he thinks he’s in a job where he can win right away, whereas most new coaches know they’ve got a couple of rebuilding seasons ahead of them.

“It’s not a rebuild but a reboot,” Joseph told the team’s website. “Most guys get jobs that are broken. This job’s not broken. This is a job that, it was a winner of it all two seasons ago.”

Joseph said he sees no reason he can’t have the same kind of success as Kubiak, who retired because of health concerns.

“I’m a winner,” Joseph said. “Coming here, they’re used to winning. That standard won’t change. I’m going to enhance that standard.”

Under Joseph, the Broncos will expect to compete right away. He’s ready for those high expectations.

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14 Responses to “Vance Joseph thinks he’s in a better place than most new coaches”
  1. cookjw says: Jan 11, 2017 4:32 PM

    I wasn’t sure about this hire… but I love to hear coaches say they are winners. Have that attitude! I don’t know what that feels like…. Signed, Jags Fan.
    Yeah but that Tom Coughlin tho…..

  2. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 11, 2017 4:45 PM

    Adam Gase has long coat tails already. Getting a so so team into the playoffs will do that.

  3. whyuknowdat says: Jan 11, 2017 5:05 PM

    He’s going to need to make the playoffs and get at least one win to back up his talk. We’ll see.

  4. Bob806 says: Jan 11, 2017 5:10 PM

    8-7-1 next season. Broncos on the decline.

  5. polegojim says: Jan 11, 2017 5:18 PM

    … great attitude for sure.

    But, let’s stick to facts – would you be able to prove it from his Dolphins D? 3rd worst in the league and was no slouchy group.

    Vance over Phillips for D? I certainly think not.

    I SURELY hope he’s aiming higher than a Kubiak success level. Sorry, but Kubiak did not win that SuperBowl… Phillips did.

  6. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Jan 11, 2017 5:29 PM

    Inexplicable. Was Joey Porter not available for some reason?

  7. snowdood163 says: Jan 11, 2017 5:30 PM

    You’re dang right you are, Mr. Joseph. First class ownership, rock solid management, a loaded roster, and the best fan base in football. Expectations are high, please don’t disappoint.

  8. firerogergoodell says: Jan 11, 2017 5:48 PM

    Mike Zimmer loves Vance Joseph if that tells you anything about his defensive coaching abilities. He is the real deal and you shouldn’t judge him on one bad year in Miami.

  9. dolphansanity says: Jan 11, 2017 5:48 PM

    Wow. The dolphins defense set records this year for poor play including giving up the most yards ever. And the D coordinator gets a head coaching job. There are a lot of D coordinators who kicked butt this year scratching heir heads wondering how this happend.

  10. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Jan 11, 2017 11:29 PM

    The yet to be proven abilities of Joseph already exceed those of Fat Andy and Captain Jack Del Rio.

  11. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Jan 12, 2017 12:02 AM

    polegojim says:
    Jan 11, 2017 5:18 PM
    … great attitude for sure.

    But, let’s stick to facts –

    I SURELY hope he’s aiming higher than a Kubiak success level. Sorry, but Kubiak did not win that SuperBowl… Phillips did.

    Kubiak has what 4 Super Bowl rings as a coach I think, so I would say he is aiming plenty high.

  12. jvw1982 says: Jan 12, 2017 12:42 AM

    Dolphin fans deserve their misery, here’s a guy who had a terrible roster and some how got them to play well enough to make the playoffs and they still think he sucks instead of thanking him and wishing him well… will continue to get what you deserve

  13. ak185 says: Jan 12, 2017 9:22 AM

    His rep comes from his days as a defensive backs coach, when he was one of the best, especially in Cincy. So I don’t judge completely based off his one year in Miami.

    That said, if he changes this defense to a 4-3, he’s not winning any Superbowls anytime soon. The strength of this team is its man to man secondary and its pass rushing 3-4 linebackers. Sometimes those guys can move to DE, but assuming that that will be successful when you already have a successful team there is moving backwards.

    Then again, I didn’t like Shanahan either, so there’s that. Happy trails in Washington, Wade, you got screwed.

  14. diehardfootballfan says: Jan 16, 2017 6:37 AM

    I just don’t see what all the hub-bub is about this dude. The Dolphins had the almost the worst defense in the league. That gets you a head coaching job?? I’m missing something. I don’t think he’ll be all that successful, unless the Broncos find a can’t miss QB.

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