Broncos News Briefs - Tuesday, Feb. 1

The coaching carousel continued as the Denver Broncos hired San Diego tight ends coach Tim Brewster. Meanwhile, running backs coach Bobby Turner is being interviewed by New Orleans for their vacant offensive coordinator position.

Denver finalizes Brewster's deal - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - Tim Brewster knows Pro Bowl tight ends. He thinks he could easily coach another. Brewster's primary task as the Broncos' tight ends coach will be to help Jeb Putzier make it to the next level. In his first year as the team's primary tight end, Putzier showed promise as Shannon Sharpe's main replacement. "He's just scratching the surface," said Brewster, whose deal was finalized Monday. "Jeb has all the makings of becoming an outstanding tight end in the NFL." Brewster has been credited with the development of San Diego Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates, who didn't play college football.

Broncos assistant courted by Saints for coordinator job - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
February 1, 2005 - Broncos coach Mike Shanahan continued to fill out his coaching staff Monday, but he now faces the prospect of losing one of the most tenured assistants on his staff. New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett will interview Broncos running backs coach Bobby Turner in New Orleans today for that team's vacant offensive coordinator position.

Broncos GM Sundquist up for top Seahawks' front-office job - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
February 1, 2005 - Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist is on a preliminary list of candidates for the job of president of football operations for the Seattle Seahawks. The position, which would be a promotion for the 42-year-old Sundquist, would have broad powers over Seahawks player personnel and coaching staff.

Krieger: Shanahan needs humility, less control - Rocky Mountain News - Dave Krieger
February 1, 2005 - Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. That's as definitive as you can get, which is why this interminable argument about total control in the NFL doesn't get you anywhere. It certainly seems to work for Bill Belichick and Andy Reid, who regaled the wretches with their wit and wisdom here Monday or, in the case of Reid, just the wisdom, and pretty small doses of that.

Broncos name Brewster tight end coach - Daily Camera
February 1, 2005 - The Denver Broncos hired Tim Brewster to coach their tight ends, the team announced Monday. The 44-year-old Brewster spent the past three seasons coaching the same position for the San Diego Chargers. He also served as an assistant head coach for Marty Schottenheimer's club last season.

Brewster Becomes Tight Ends Coach - - Andrew Mason
Monday, January 31, 2005 - Denver officially filled a vacancy on its coaching staff Monday, hiring former San Diego Chargers assistant head coach/tight ends coach Tim Brewster to helm the Broncos' tight ends. Brewster, who worked on the Chargers' staff for three years, replaces Brian Pariani, who spent 10 seasons on Denver's staff before accepting the offensive coordinator's position with Syracuse University on Jan. 21.

2004 Review: The Fourth Quarter - - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - The Broncos lurched into the last quarter of the season on a two-game losing streak and with control of a playoff spot slipping away. Denver's chances of winning a division were fading, and, as it turned out, were already gone because the San Diego Chargers would win three of their last four to finish 12-4. The Broncos had lost four of their previous six games after starting 5-1. To make matters worse, the Broncos started poorly against the Miami Dolphins, falling behind 7-0 in the opening minutes. But they recovered, took a lead, and eventually eked out a win over Miami. Two weeks later, they were back in control of their playoff path after beating the Tennessee Titans and watching the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars fall on the day after Christmas. Denver didn't yield control from that point forward, and clinched a second straight 10-6 season and wild-card playoff appearance.

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