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Denver Broncos fire head coach Vance Joseph after two seasons

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Denver Broncos fired head coach Vance Joseph on Monday morning. The 46-year-old Marrero, Louisiana native lasted just two seasons as the Broncos head coach.

As the Broncos head coach, he went 11-21 with the team. The team went 6-10 this season and were 5-11 last season.

He also had the first back-to-back losing seasons since the late 1971 and 1972. The team went 4-9-1 in 1971 and 5-9 in 1972.

Former Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph stands on the field during the National Anthem before their game with the Los Angeles Rams
Vance Joseph stands on the field during the National Anthem before their game with the Los Angeles Rams (Getty Images)

“I want to thank John Elway, Joe Ellis, and the organization for the opportunity to serve as the head coach of the Denver Broncos,” Joseph said. “It’s disappointing not being able to finish what we started, but I’m incredibly proud of the players and the coach for how they fought and worked every week. I also appreciate the support staffs, who put in countless hours behind the scenes helping our team.

“This is a special place with great fans. Holly and I, along with our entire family, truly enjoyed being part of this community and with the Broncos all the best.”

Joseph will have options, either as a Defensive Coordinator or Head Coach. The Cincinnati Bengals are interested in Joseph as the team’s Defensive Coordinator.

If Marvin Lewis decides to retire with the Bengals, Joseph will be a candidate for the head coaching position. Hue Jackson would also be a candidate.

Denver thought when they added Case Keenum in the offseason that they could potentially contend for the playoffs. However, he struggled with the Broncos at times.

After winning the first two games, the Broncos went 1-6 before their bye game. Following the bye, they won three straight, than lost four straight to end the season.

Before being named Broncos head coach, he was the Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator in 2016. He also was the Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Backs Coach in 2014 and 2015.

He also was the Houston Texans Defensive Backs Coach in 2011 and 2013. He served as the San Francisco 49ers Defensive Backs Coach from 2006 through 2010.

Joseph also served as the 49ers Assistant Defensive Backs Coach in 2005. He was the Bowling Green Falcons Defensive Backs Coach in 2004.

He also served as the Colorado Buffaloes Defensive Backs Coach in 2002 and 2003. He was the Wyoming Cowboys Defensive Backs Coach in 2002.

He began his coaching career with the Buffaloes as a Graduate Assistant in 1999 through 2001.


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