Hectic offseason for the Denver Broncos coaching staff continues


The Denver Broncos coaching staff has seen a fair amount of departures/arrivals since being knocked out of the playoffs a month ago.

August 3, 2011; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback coach Adam Gase at the end of training camp at the Broncos Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Mike McCoy, the former offensive coordinator for the Broncos, became the San Diego Chargers head coach in January. Immediately after the departure of McCoy, the offensive coordinator job was filled up quickly. Former quarterbacks coach, Adam Gase, was promoted to the role for the 2013 season. Gase has previously coached for the LSU Tigers, Detroit Lions, and San Francisco 49ers.

Next on the list is the secondary coach position. Ron Milus was fired from the job not even one day after their loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Playoff game, which is understandable considering the play by the safeties and cornerbacks that game. He was replaced by Cory Undlin, who served as a defensive quality control coach for the Broncos last season. Undlin has coached with the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, and Jacksonville Jaguars throughout his career, and has been the secondary coach with both the Browns and Jaguars.

Dec 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt (2) and Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt (4) before the game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Two moves happened within the last two days that altered the coaching staff. Derius Swinton replaced former special teams assistant coach Keith Burns. Burns left to become the special teams coach for the Washington Redskins, under coach Mike Shanahan. Burns joins coaches Mike McDaniel, Bob Slowik, Jacob Burney and Bobby Turner as coaches who followed Shanahan from the Broncos to the Redskins. On the other hand, Swinton will enter his fifth year coaching in the NFL. He spent 2009-2011 with the St. Louis Rams and 2012 with the Kansas City Chiefs. In his one year with the Chiefs, Swinton worked with Chiefs punter, Dustin Colquitt, who was voted to the Pro Bowl for his outstanding season, as over 50% of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line. Colquitt developed into one of the best punters in the league this year, and now that Swinton is with the Broncos, he will mainly be working with Dustin’s brother, Britton Colquitt.