Broncos News Briefs - Thursday, Feb. 3

Denver Broncos safety John Lynch is leery about a potential switch to the 3-4 defense. Read about Lynch in today's news reports. Also - Auburn hires former Broncos secondary coach David Gibbs.

Lynch leery defense might switch to 3-4 - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders and Bill Williamson
Thursday, February 03, 2005 - Broncos free safety John Lynch has heard his team is considering a switch to a 3-4 defense for the 2005 season. He said he hopes the Broncos take a long look before making a decision. "I've heard rumblings about it," said Lynch, who is working as an analyst for the NFL Network and for Fox on Super Bowl Sunday. "I'm open to it, but I think it makes more sense to do it as a change-up thing. I think if you make a wholesale change, the fear is that you're giving away a whole year to learn the new system." Lynch said he understands why teams are making the switch, noting AFC West champion San Diego was successful with it last season under defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

David Gibbs Named Defensive Coordinator At Auburn - AuburnTigers.com
Thursday, February 03, 2005 - David Gibbs, who spent the last four years as a secondary coach with the NFL's Denver Broncos and previously served as defensive coordinator at the University of Minnesota from 1997-2000, was named defensive coordinator at Auburn announced head coach Tommy Tuberville Wednesday. "David brings a wealth of experience from both the professional and collegiate ranks to our program," said Tuberville. "He shares the same defensive philosophy that we have followed the last several years. We're looking forward to having him join our staff." Gibbs has a tie to the Auburn community as he is a 1986 graduate of Auburn High School. His father, Alex was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Auburn from 1979-81.

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