January 28, 2011

Coaching Staff and Champ to the Pro Bowl

Unlike I thought in the previous post the Broncos staff wasn't complete. Instead they added two more coaches to the staff and have now rounded out and completed the coaching roster. Assistant special-teams coach Keith Burns had been retained and Sam Garnes had been hired as the team's assistant secondary coach. Garnes was on Fox's coaching staff in Carolina last season.

Fox had also interviewed former Titans defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil in recent days as a potential candidate to help coach the safeties, but he hired Garnes. Cecil had been fired by the Titans shortly after the season.

Burns was one of the first Broncos assistant coaches to interview after Fox was hired and had been expected to be retained. Burns, a Broncos player for 11 seasons, has been on the Broncos' coaching staff for four years.

The other really big Bronco news is the Champ Bailey is going to the Pro Bowl. Champ Bailey is headed to Honolulu to replace Nnamdi Asomugha at cornerback on the AFC roster. Bailey’s 10th trip to the Pro Bowl marks the most in league history by a cornerback.

He joins fellow Bronco Brandon Lloyd on the squad, marking the 22nd consecutive year the Broncos have had multiple Pro Bowlers.

The now 10-time Pro Bowler and member of the NFL All-Decade team for the 2000s is currently tied for sixth all-time among Broncos players with 30 interceptions with the club.

Bailey is tied for fifth in team history with six Pro Bowl selections as a Bronco and he now holds the record for most Pro Bowl selections for a Cornerback with 10.

That is all from me, stay tuned for more ~ Aussie.

1 comment:

  1. Guys a few things too look forward to, I will start to put together scouting reports on draft prospects and after the combine finishs start posting those every few days. Then I will put out my mock and then will set up the drafting comp like last year. Hope you all will enjoy the things to come.