With the Denver Broncos officially announcing the hire of Vance Joseph as head coach, the focus now turns to filling out the coaching tree. Right now, everything coaching staff related is fluid.
We do know that Mike McCoy, who was Denver's offensive coordinator from 2009-12, is one of their top candidates to step back in to the same role. The Broncos also have eyes on former Oakland Raiders OC, Bill Musgrave.
I can confirm through my own sources that McCoy and Musgrave are Denver's top-two choices. McCoy is famous for having spliced together an offense in 2011 around the limited talents of Tim Tebow, and following up that impressive coaching feat by successfully meshing his offense with that of Peyton Manning's in 2012.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1744825-flash-sale-get-9-months-o... McCoy's work offensively while the head coach of the San Diego Chargers also earned him so praise from around the league, notwithstanding his record. He is considered to be one of the best offensive play-callers in the NFL.
Musgrave, who once served as GM John Elway's backup in the late 1990s, is credited with accelerating Derek Carr's development as a young quarterback, and taking the Raiders offense to the top of the NFL rankings.
Both choices make sense. Whichever guy has the best plan for getting the most out of Paxton Lynch and turning the Broncos offense around will likely get the job.
The smart thing would be to try and hire both. Make Mike McCoy the OC and Bill Musgrave the quarterbacks coach. Easier said than done, because both guys will have plenty of opportunities to be an OC somewhere in the NFL.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.