The Denver Broncos made the decision Tuesday to not renew the contract of secondary coach Ron Milus in the wake of the Broncos double overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Saturday.
It didn’t take long for the Broncos to fill the role as they have elected to promote from within in moving Cory Undlin from defensive quality control coach to secondary coach.
The move was made following a staggering failure to hold onto a lead at the end of regulation as Jacoby Jones got behind safety Rahim Moore and the Broncos defense for a 70-yard game-tying touchdown to send the game to overtime. Justin Tucker would win the game for Baltimore with a 47-yard field goal early in the second overtime.
“This wasn’t about one play or one game. It was about the best fit for our secondary and defense as we moved forward,” head coach John Fox said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “Cory’s a bright, experienced coach who has learned from some great defensive minds. He’s worked with Jack in the past as his defensive backs coach, and he knows our players very well.”
Undlin served with Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for three years in Jacksonville. Undlin served as a defensive assistant in 2008 before coaching the secondary for his final two years with the Jaguars.