Denver Broncos Hire Defensive Backs Coach Marcus Robertson

The Broncos have reportedly made a decision on who will coach the defensive backs under defensive coordinator Joe Woods.

The Denver Broncos have made several exciting coaching hires under new head man Vance Joseph. On the offensive side of the ball, Mike McCoy was hired as the coordinator, with Bill Musgrave as quarterbacks coach and Jeff Davidson as O-line coach. 

On the defensive side of the ball, the Broncos tapped Joe Woods to succeed Wade Phillips as coordinator. Woods served as defensive backs coach for the last two years under Phillips, coaching the Broncos passing defense to No. 1 ranking in the NFL in both 2015 and 2016. 

With Woods taking a promotion, the Broncos needed to hire a man to coach the No Fly Zone. They've settled on Marcus Robertson, the team announced Tuesday. 

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Marcus Robertson has coached the Oakland Raiders defensive backs for the last three years, the two most recent of which were as the position coach. Woods and Robertson have a working history together. 

When Woods was Oakland's DBs coach in 2014, Robertson served as his assistant. That familiarity played a role in Robertson taking a lateral job opportunity in the Mile High City. 

He goes from coaching the likes of Sean SmithDavid Amerson and Karl Joseph to Denver's All-Pro and Pro Bowl studded No Fly Zone. The hire makes sense, but if you look at Robertson's track record in Oakland, it's far from inspiring.

The Raiders finished 2015, Robertson's first as DBs coach, ranked No. 26 in passing defense. They improved some in 2016, with the addition of cornerback Sean Smith and safeties Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph, finishing as the No. 24 passing defense. 

I wouldn't worry too much about Robertson's resume, as Woods has a strong relationship with Denver's elite group of defensive backs and knows what it takes to get the most out of them. Robertson is a former pro safety, who earned first-team All-Pro honors twice as a player (1993 & 1997). 

Woods, 47, knows a little something about the position himself.

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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