Broncos set to hire second assistant offensive line coach of offseason

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The Broncos hired John Benton as their assistant offensive line coach shortly after hiring Vance Joseph as their new head coach, but Benton’s tenure turned out to be a brief one.

The Broncos granted a 49ers request to interview Benton for their offensive line coach opening and Benton got the job, leaving Denver again in need of someone to work with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that they’ve settled on someone for that spot.

Klis reports that Chris Strausser will leave his job as the University of Washington’s offensive line coach in order to come to Denver. Strausser worked with Washington coach Chris Petersen at Boise State, which means his arrival in Denver will allow him to reunite with one of his former players.

Broncos center Matt Paradis played for Strausser in Boise and will be back in the middle of the line for the Broncos once he’s recovered from a pair of offseason hip surgeries.

5 responses to “Broncos set to hire second assistant offensive line coach of offseason

  1. It was good of Denver to allow Benton the opportunity to advance himself.
    I hope he does well with the 49er’s.

  2. Credit Vance Joseph – he was previously barred from a DC offer from Broncos by a meanie Bengals team who forced him to see out a final contract year as their DB’s coach when they had no intention of promoting him (he moved on to the Fins the next year).

  3. “I dont care how old he is, bring back Alex Gibbs!”

    I think the last 2 years proved that the zone blocking system is outdated for the current NFL. Especially when they changed the rules regarding chop blocks.

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