Gary Kubiak still wants to be an offensive coordinator, could go to Jaguars

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New Broncos head coach Vic Fangio surprised the NFL world by deciding not to hire Gary Kubiak as his offensive coordinator, and now Kubiak is looking for work elsewhere.

Kubiak wants to be an offensive coordinator and the Jaguars are interested in bringing him in, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The news that Kubiak was interested in becoming the Broncos’ offensive coordinator came as a surprise because two years ago Kubiak resigned as the Broncos’ head coach and said health issues made it impossible for him to do the job. But Kubiak apparently feels that he’s up to the task of being an offensive coordinator again, as he previously was in both Denver and Baltimore.

The Jaguars fired Nathaniel Hackett during the 2018 season and quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich took over the job for the remainder of the season. Darrell Bevell’s name has also emerged as a potential coordinator in Jacksonville.

32 responses to “Gary Kubiak still wants to be an offensive coordinator, could go to Jaguars

  1. Buffalo would be best for him. Josh Allen was born to run Kubiak/Shanahan system.

    If I were in Matt LaFleur’s position in Green Bay I would hire Kubs. It would allow him to be more administrative and managerial than an Xs and Os coach. Focus on more game day things…situational football, clock management, complimentary football etc.

  2. His claim to fame is he won a Super Bowl with Wade Philips defense and Peyton Manning at quarterback. And he’s the answer for all these teams……why?

  3. Seriously what the hell is miami waiting for? They’re obviously picking a defensive minded coach that’s never even coordinated before. They need kubiak to run that offense and his experience. If they don’t hire him i would consider it a major failure on Chris grier and would leave me with no faith he can get Anything done.

  4. The NFL should move on from the 20th century coaches. As an older fan who rarely watches the NFL. But still watches every NCAA game on. I would say it’s time for a generation change. Old style football isn’t putting the under 30 crowd in the stands. Make way for a decade of 63-84 scores.

  5. Not a good start for Fangio. Was he threatened that Kubiak has a lot of head coaching experience and he has none? Fangio had better hope he can find a good OC, because he’s the second coming of Vance Joseph if he doesn’t.

    Kubiak never was a top head coach, but he’s always produced as an OC. A lot of teams could use him.

  6. When Kubiak won SB 50 as Denver’s HC, on that day the Denver offense (for which Kubiak was calling plays) had the second lowest offensive production (for a winner) in SB history. The defense clearly won that game for Denver.

  7. Kubiak wanted ‘his’ guy’s to join his staff including Rick Dennison who was a disaster as OC for Buffalo and who the Broncos front office (Elway) wanted to fire regardless of whether Kubiak stayed on as Broncos HC 2 years ago. I guess The Godfather wasn’t a fan of Dennison either hence no Kubiak.

  8. Time to jump the sinking ship that is the Broncos. People I know in the organization tell me that they fear another salary cap violation with significant consequences is looming and they don’t have old man Bowlen to blame anymore.

  9. The reason Kubiak was passed over was because
    A) he wanted to run outdated schemes
    B) he wanted to bring back Dennison, Pariani, and his son Klint as assistants and that was not acceptable for the Broncos who had let those three gone two years ago

  10. Always surprised me how lousy of a OC Rick Dennison is, considering his IQ is supposed to be the highest of anyone in the NFL. Kubiak insisting he be on his staff and therefore NOT getting the coordinator job in Denver just tells how little other coaches and front offices feel about Dennison.

  11. imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    January 12, 2019 at 11:41 am
    Wtf. Miami needs to get him. What the hell are they waiting for?
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    Seriously what the hell is miami waiting for? They’re obviously picking a defensive minded coach that’s never even coordinated before. They need kubiak to run that offense and his experience. If they don’t hire him i would consider it a major failure on Chris grier and would leave me with no faith he can get Anything done.
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    Seriously? The HC hires his staff including coordinators (who must agree to work for said HC). If the guy that Miami wants as HC is fine with Grier picking his staff for him then I do NOT want him as HC. I still begrudgingly contend Rex Ryan would be the best choice as Miami’s HC provided that he has a strong OC and Kubiak would fit that. (Bienemy would be OK as well but Chiefs would not authorize a lateral move) We know exactly what we would be getting. Rex may be a “player’s coach” but there would not be a power struggle like we saw with Gase. Toss in Kubiak and there would be instant credibility in coaching on both sides of the ball. Keep Rizzi on ST. I am not confident in ANY of the names being looked at. Maybe there is a gem in the making but I seriously doubt it. The players in Miami right now have demonstrated they will try to run the show. A new coach will be forced to deal with it and Gase failed to make that happen. Rex/Kubiak would have much less of a problem. Also, the entire roster is primed for an overhaul because few are signed for next year so the new staff can cut/add as they see fit. Rex/Kubiak would have a good idea of what they want/need and would be better than an inexperienced guy hoping he can get it right after the incredulous euphoria of actually being hired as HC wears off. A new guy in Miami is automatically disadvantaged. I didn’t like Rex as Jets HC and it was easy to see how he would fail in Buffalo (defense didn’t match philosophy and there was no way to replace them because they were recently signed). His personality is quite frankly what is needed in Miami. Surely there are plenty of Dolphins fans that disagree with my take but not many can argue with his credentials as an aggressive defensive coach. I’d like to see what he could do with Fitz and Jones and X. Maybe he keeps a LB or two and maybe those guys are better suited to a 3-4. If not there is room to get guys that are. We really have nothing to lose on this one. No coach is going to find their QB in this draft anyway.

  12. I think Kubiak would be a decent fit in Jacksonville…but what are they going to do with Fournette? He could thrive but it seems like his attitude may prevent him from staying.

  13. What would make anyone think Kub’s will be good for Jacksonville?

    This is another example of Jacksonville ownership not understanding what current and league impact coaching looks like.

    SMH… If hired…. MORE of the same coming to Jacksonville. By mid season, you’ll see the acksonville offense back in the cellar and struggling to score points.

  14. ihavepriors says:
    January 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm
    When Kubiak won SB 50 as Denver’s HC, on that day the Denver offense (for which Kubiak was calling plays) had the second lowest offensive production (for a winner) in SB history. The defense clearly won that game for Denver.
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    Kubiak also a 40yr old Peyton Manning with no arm strength left at all as his QB, Manning was absolutely terrible that year. The fact they even got the SB w/ Manning under center is a minor miracle.

  15. Kubiak was not hired because of some of the assistant’s he wanted to bring in & because he wanted to run a more dated offense the league is moving away from while Elway wants to implement more college schemes, spreading the receivers out running motions and RPO’s etc which is Keenum’s forte.

  16. I was ambivalent on Kubiak taking over the offens. I love the history with Kubiak and he would bring a stabilizing element, but I feel his offenses have waned in recent years. Interesting that this article credits/blames Fangio for this. All reports were that Fangio was hired by Elway with the understanding that he would accept Kubiak as OC, which was why Broncos declined to allow several teams to interview Kubes. Once discussions progressed to staffing, Kubiak was set on bringing in his old friends again and they decided to part ways altogether. I hate to see Kubiak go, but it’s time to move with the league. Getting Munchak would be a great asset supporting a young offensive mind.

  17. Elway & Fangio were smart not to roll over. Kubes is smart & a decent coach or OC. But no clue wanting to bring Rick D back & then adding his son as QB coach? Trying to set up a Kubes tree or dynasty. No thanks. All he had to do was not hire Dennison & his son or maybe just Rick and he could stay in Denver at his home vs moving. Now we will get Mike Muncheck who has a granddaughter in town as our OC or OC line coach. Plenty of offensive talent out there.

  18. Kubiak to replace Whizinhunt as the Whiz goes back to college. A great fit as Lynn and Kube know and respect each other from the Bronco’s days.

  19. It would be a great hire if jags can get this done. I love this guy when he was Texans HC. He would have done a better job even with Blake at the helm this year.

  20. Why did Denver pass on him, any inside info been released?

    ……

    Kubiak hasn’t updated his scheme. Although a lot of the “hot young minds” run similar schemes/come from Shanahan tree, they’ve updated with different route trees, formations, sweeps, etc., etc. Rumors are GK hasn’t updated anything.

    Two examples of not adapting/changing:

    When he came to Broncos in 2015, he tried to make Peyton Manning change systems to under center, etc. Forget that PFM had 17 years of success running what he ran. And although it didn’t work well in TC/pre-season, it took several poor offensive games into the regular season to make a change by compromising on the pistol formation offense.

    Fast forward to 2018. Broncos sign Keenum who had career year in Shurmur’s offense in Minny. Kubiak and Musgrave collaborated on “creating” an offense for him. How many plays/concepts did they incorporate from Minnesota/Shurmur? Very few. They had a template to copy and didn’t. Consequently, the Denver O was bad. Keenum’s not a great QB, but FFS, why not use what worked for him? Maybe he’s have been OK rather than bad.

    So, Jacksonville, if you like the offense Kubiak used in Houston, and are willing to let him drag his underperforming cronies with him (another issue, Denver fired those assts), then hire him. The players will like him, he’s an honest, straight shooter. But he’s not very willing to change, either system or coaches.

  21. The reason Denver didn’t hire Kubiak is because he wanted to bring back Rick Dennison to coach O-Line and Brian Pariani to coach tight ends. Those coaches were the reason Kubiak really retired after 2016 season. Elway wanted Kubiak to fire some of his under performing coaches after the 2016 season and Kubiak instead retired.

    Elway tried to sell Mike Munchak to Kubiak over Rick Dennison and he didn’t buy it. So they felt Kubiak wasn’t being as flexible with his scheme and offense and decided to move on. Kubiak is still a great offensive coordinator, he just wants to use his own coaches.

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