One of the first names to surface as a potential replacement in Kansas City for Charlie Weis was Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Now it appears that new Broncos head coach John Fox will make sure that doesn’t happen by keeping some consistency in Denver.
Fox and general manager Brian Xanders spent much of the day putting together a coaching staff. Speculation centered on Fox keeping Mike McCoy as Denver’s offensive coordinator and hiring former Seahawks head coach Jim Mora Jr., as his defensive coordinator.
“There’s been no decisions in that area yet,” Fox said.
It sounded like McCoy really was the top of Haley’s list, so it is a setback for the search that he is going to stick around in Denver, though I’m not sure how long that marriage is going to last. McCoy spent seven years in Carolina with Fox, but the Broncos showed last season they wanted to throw the ball around a whole lot more than the new Broncos coach would be comfortable with.
As for the other side of the ball for the Broncos? If you ever needed more reasons to dislike the Broncos, I give you Jim Mora Jr.
Unfortunately, I think Fox is a great hire by John Elway. Don’t forget, he took the Panthers to the Super Bowl in just his second season and is just a couple seasons removed from winning the NFC South. It might take a minute, but the Chiefs are going to see a top notch defense every time Kansas City plays Denver.