Posted February 06, 2014

Report: Jack Del Rio, Broncos agree to two-year deal

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Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is coming back after the team's Super Bowl loss. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is coming back after the team’s Super Bowl loss. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio agreed to terms on a new two-year contract Thursday, The Denver Post’s Mike Klis reported, less than a week after the Broncos’ lopsided Super Bowl loss.

“Jack did a nice job with our defense,” said John Elway, the Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations, according to The Denver Post. “We had a lot of injuries on that defensive side and Jack did a good job holding that side together. Even in the Super Bowl, our defense kept us in the game in the first half.”

Under Del Rio, the Broncos finished 19th in the NFL in total defense, after finishing second in 2012. Del Rio also served as the team’s interim head coach in 2013, after John Fox underwent heart surgery. The Broncos went 3-1 with Del Rio as head coach.

Before coming to Denver, Del Rio was the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-11. During the NFL season, he briefly interviewed for the head-coaching position at USC, which eventually hired Steve Sarkisian.

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10 comments
RS1022
RS1022

In the SB, Del Rio did well with what he had. Except for getting burned on the Harvin jet sweep, which was more of a talent issue, with no Von Miller on the edge. Denver played the SuperBowl and most of the season with five defensive starters on IR, including Von Miller who is a top five defensive player in the NFL, despite being a knucklehead.

With limited talent, Del Rio had to scheme to overplay the run throughout the playoffs and SuperBowl and for the most part it worked. Despite being completely dominated in the first quarter, the game was still only 8-0 after the first quarter. Denver got shellacked because their offensive line was dominated, Peyton wasn't good and their special teams were terrible. The defense didn't collapse until the game was out of reach.

alhmiel1
alhmiel1

Jack Del rio is a bum.  Nice job against Seattle moron.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Flash for the broncos, after Peyton is gone within 1 year, WHO is the next QB? yup, good luck

Michael39
Michael39

After the awful defensive performance in the Super Bowl?  How big a raise will the offensive line coach get?

Mel
Mel

Elway brags about the defense keeping them in the game the first half?  They were double digits down by half time...and he's bragging? LOLOLOL

theboneman21
theboneman21

@Michael39 You need to actually watch games and analyze roster data. Not simply tune into 1 game and read a box score. Real football isn't the same as fantasy football.

theboneman21
theboneman21

@Mel Yeah. His offense managed less than 100 yards. They held the ball around 3 minutes the first quarter. The first play of the game was a safety and the team went in a hole. They had the ball over 10 minutes in the second quarter but threw a pick 6. Plus, I think their entire starting front 4 was out or at least the impact players.

No offensive support and sh*tty field position and the D only surrendered 13 points. 


So yeah, he did a good job with what he had.

pk_sea
pk_sea

@theboneman21 @Michael39  What about that offensive shootout vs Dallas this past year? Neither team had any defense whatsoever. This year, Denver seemed to rely on scoring a few more points than their opponent, not stopping their opponent from scoring. 

fabio.fantone
fabio.fantone

@theboneman21 @MelTotally agree. They were down 22-0 at halftime, but there D was pretty stout in the 1st half. It was only when everyone knew the game was over that they started tackling sloppily and kind of flew the white flag.

theboneman21
theboneman21

@pk_sea @theboneman21@Michael39What about the 2000 Baltimore Ravens when they beat Jax 39-36 ?


Or the 85 Bears when they surrendered 38 points to Miami.


You may not be aware, but sometimes even great defenses surrender points. He was shorthanded and worked some magic for a while. I am pretty sure John Elway knows a bit more than you do. You know, being a 50 something coach's son and all.