New Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has shown a remarkable ability to adapt to conditions on the ground throughout his career. It’s a skill that should be a tremendous asset for him as an NFL head coach, where adapting — to injuries, personnel changes, new sets, etc. are a way of life. After all, as the Broncos just proved, an NFL team can go from Super Bowl champs to missing the playoffs in just ten months. A coach needs to be able to change things up — and fast.
Joseph made the ultimate switch before he ever saw an NFL field, switching from offense to defense. After playing quarterback and running back for the University of Colorado in the early 1990s, Joseph entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He caught on with the Jets as a cornerback and played corner for the Colts too. Joseph lasted just a couple years at the top level, but adjusted again and found his way in coaching — beginning back at Colorado. He’s coached the defensive side ever since, most recently as the defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. Joseph will adapt to the situation on the ground in Denver, it’s safe to say.
Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos! pic.twitter.com/m87uUn9KXs
— John Elway (@johnelway) January 11, 2017