Sport Meet Vance Joseph: 5 fast facts about Broncos' new coach

22:50  11 january  2017
22:50  11 january  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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If Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak does indeed step down after Sunday's game, options to replace will include Miami DC Vance Joseph Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Houston Texans defensive backs coach Vance Joseph celebrates with Texans defensive back Shiloh Keo (31) after in interception in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome.

Vance Joseph is reportedly the leader for Broncos HC job by Sayre Bedinger. Sean Payton: Denver Broncos Head Coach Candidate by Tylor Walden. With Kubiak stepping down, the Broncos must now pivot their first off-season priority to finding a new Head Coach . A variety of names have been thrown out but at the very least, we do know the characteristics that Elway and co. are looking for in the new head man.

Vance Joseph was hired by the Broncos on Wednesday as the 16th head coach in franchise history.

Here are the most important things you need to know about Denver's 44-year-old replacement for retired Gary Kubiak.

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1. He got the job because he worked with Kubiak.

John Elway hired his former backup QB buddy because he had full trust in him, and Kubiak led to the Broncos to aSuper Bowl 50 win in hisfirst season as coach. Although Joseph was plucked away from his defensive coordinator job with the Dolphins, he did his best resume-building as the Texans' defensive backs coach from 2011-13, Kubiak's final three seasons in Houston.

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The Broncos met with Toub and Shanahan on Friday and Saturday. It was reported/rumored that Vance Joseph was the "early favorite" for the Denver Broncos Head Coaching gig, but it will be interesting to see how things play out now that the Broncos have interviewed two other candidates. NFC Wild Card: New York Giants at Green Bay Packers - Live Blog. AFC Wild Card: Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers - Live Blog.

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That also timed with the tenure of Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator.With Kubiak and Phillips being able to vouch for Joseph's acumen and ability to relate with players, no other candidate could boast the same recommendation.

2. He is more offensive-minded than you think.

Joseph has coached defense as an assistantin either college or the NFL since 2002, but he was a backup quarterback and running back in college before being converted to a two-year defensive back in the NFL from 1995 to '96.

He just worked under former Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase in Miamiand saw what it took to fix an athleticquarterback and light a fire under the powerrunning game. Those are two big priorities for Denver in the offseason.

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  Broncos hire Vance Joseph as coach Vance Joseph met with the Broncos on Tuesdayand returned to Denver's facilityWednesday. There he was givenan offer to become the team's next head coach.Joseph, who served as Miami's offensive coordinator in 2016,accepted the offer.

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3. He is making a homecoming of sorts.

Joseph grew up in Louisiana, but his football heart already belongs in Colorado. He played for the Buffaloes and gottwo of his first coaching gigs there. He hasdone a lot of hard work over seven stops to "graduate" from Boulder to Denver.

4. He isn't the first African-American to serve as the Broncos' head coach.

Running backs coach Eric Studesville took over on a interim basis after Josh McDaniels was fired during the 2010 season, leading the team to a 1-3 finish. Josephis now the sixth full-time African-American head coach currently in the NFL, joining Marvin Lewis, Mike Tomlin, Jim Caldwell, Todd Bowles and Hue Jackson.

5. Healso has worked for Marvin Lewis and Mike Singletary.

Vance Joseph © (Getty Images) Vance Joseph

Lewis' steady demeanor has allowed him to last with the Bengals as the longest-tenured NFL coach after Bill Belichick. Singletary had only a few seasons to prove himself with the 49ers, but Joseph also learned a lot about player-coach relationships from one of the greatest linebackers of all time.

Wherever Joseph hasbeen, the emphasis has been forcing takeaways. With the Broncos, he inherits a strong pressureteam with a secondary full of ballhawks. His personality and their talent set him up to be animmediate success.

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