Takeaway No. 2: Joe Woods will call the defensive plays.
Vance Joseph joins the Denver Broncos as head coach after previously making a name for himself on the defensive side of the football. He spent two seasons in the NFL playing cornerback before joining the University of Wyoming as the teams defensive backs coach in 2002.
Joseph proceeded to work for Colorado and Bowling Green in the same role before getting a job as the assistant defensive backs coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2005. Since then, Joseph has worked for three other NFL teams, most recently serving as the Miami Dolphins’ defensive coordinator last season.
Despite his resume, Joseph has assured that newly promoted defensive coordinator Joe Woods will be making the play calls on that side of the football, however noted that he will assist Woods if asked.
“It’s easy for me to help Joe from my seat as he calls plays,” Joseph explained
“Offensively, it’s different, because you have to spend every waking moment to game-plan and call plays offensively. But defensively, I can help Joe without spending every waking moment in the defensive room.”
Having spent the previous two seasons under former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, incoming DC Joe Woods knows the players and scheme better than anyone. However, it will be comforting for Broncos fans to know that Woods will be able to confer in Joseph if need be.