Broncos News Briefs - Wed., Feb. 2

The Denver Broncos continue to fill in the holes in their coaching staff as they hire former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Bob Slowik to coach the secondary.

Slowik hired in secondary slot - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - The Broncos took another step toward finalizing their coaching staff by naming former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Bob Slowik secondary coach. Slowik, 50, essentially agreed to take the job last week. Jimmy Spencer, who took over the role when secondary coach David Gibbs was fired in November, will assist him. Slowik, a finalist for the Broncos' defensive coordinator job when Ray Rhodes was hired for the position in 2001, worked with Mike Shanahan at Florida from 1980-82. Slowik, also a defensive coordinator with Cleveland and Chicago, has a reputation as a strong defensive backs coach.

Shanahan adds familiar associate to coach team's secondary - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
February 2, 2005 - Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan dipped into his past Tuesday, formally adding veteran assistant coach Bob Slowik to the team's staff as secondary coach. Slowik will fill the vacancy opened when Shanahan fired David Gibbs during the Broncos' bye week in November. Former Broncos defensive back Jimmy Spencer, who handled the job on an interim basis after Gibbs' dismissal, will work with Slowik.

Broncos name Slowik DB coach - Daily Camera
February 2, 2005 - The Denver Broncos named former Green Bay defensive coordinator Bob Slowik as defensive backs coach on Tuesday. Slowik was the Packers' defensive backs coach from 2000 to 2003 until becoming defensive coordinator last season. He previously served as defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears. He also coached at East Carolina, Rutgers, Drake, Florida and Delaware.

Slowik Named Secondary Coach - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - One day after filling the vacant position of tight ends coach with former Chargers assistant Tim Brewster, the Broncos officially tapped former Packers and Bears defensive coordinator Bob Slowik to helm the team's defensive backs. The move represents a reunion for Slowik with Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan. The two worked together on Charley Pell's staff at the University of Florida from 1980-82, when Shanahan was the Gators' offensive coordinator. Slowik served as a defensive assistant for UF in those years.

Seahawks Notebook: Two heads better than one? - Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Clare Farnsworth
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - Two things became more apparent yesterday, as the search for Bob Whitsitt's replacement as Seahawks president of football operations moved toward the end of its third week. First, the candidates being pursued fall into two categories. Second, preliminary talks to narrow the field will set the stage for interviews that are expected to begin next week. Among the candidates are those with a "deep background in football," which owner Paul Allen said was a priority when he announced Jan. 14 that Whitsitt had been fired after eight seasons with the club. That group includes Kansas City Chiefs vice president of pro personnel Bill Kuharich, Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist and former Seahawks and New Orleans Saints executive Randy Mueller.

Saints to Interview Denver RB Coach - New Orleans Pro Football
February 1, 2005 - The Saints interviewed Denver Broncos runningbacks coach Bobby Turner today, the latest candidate the Saints are interviewing in an attempt to replace departed offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy. Turner has been with the Broncos for the past decade, molding back after back into Pro Bowl players. Under his watch, Terrell Davis, Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson, Clinton Portis, and this past year Reuben Droughns all benefited from Turner's presence. Even at Ohio State in 1990 former Viking star Robert Smith became an excellent back under Turner's eye.

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