Glazer: D-coordinator parts ways with Broncos
On a day when a shocking candidate emerged in Buffalo, a move just
as shocking has occurred across the country in Denver.
Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator
Mike Nolan have “mutually decided” to part ways.
FOXSports.com was the first to report this.
The Broncos defense was 29th the year before McDaniels and
Nolan arrived in Denver. Under Nolan’s coaching, the unit
shot all the way up and finished 7th. However, for most of the
season the Denver defense was actually ranked in the top 3 of most
It’s unknown why the two decided to part ways but Nolan
now becomes the hottest defensive coaching candidate on the open
market. Teams that need coordinators include the Dolphins, Bills
Nolan is the third member of coach McDaniels’ staff to depart
following a 8-8 finish. Offensive line coach Rick Dennison left for
Houston and longtime running backs coach Bobby Turner was reunited
with former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan in Washington. Both
Dennison and Turner were holdovers from the Shanahan era.
“I have great respect for Mike and wish him success in the
future,” McDaniels said in a statement released Monday by the team.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.