The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
Cutting Edge Online Payment Technologies in 2024
April 16, 2024

Businesses worldwide are quickly embracing advanced payment methods to stay ahead in the tight market competition. These methods not only...

New year, new coaches-but not for the Broncos (please)

The approach of a new year means many things, weird diet crazes, brand new fashion trends and the Oscars. But for those of us interested in football, it also means the evaluation of a half of a year of football.

With the dismal seasons of the Eagles, Chiefs, Chargers and Jets (to name a few) coming to a close, these teams are sure to be looking for coach replacements in 2013.


Bronco coordinators Mike McCoy (O) and Jack Del Rio (D) could both be at risk of rehire elsewhere.


Del Rio, who was hired by the Broncos last January, has done marvels with the Broncos defense. Last season, there were shadows of what was to become, with the NFL debut of  Von Miller and the continued meshing of veterans Champ Bailey, Elvis Dumervil and Brian Dawkins.

This season under Del Rio, Miller has improved to all-star status, 5-year linebacker Wesley Woodyard has made huge improvements, and new starters Rahim Moore, Chris Harris and Tony Carter have added consistent spark to the Broncos D.

It isn’t hard to see why the Broncos are on a ten-game win streak with the number 3 total defense int he league.

And anyone who has ever seen Del Rio prowling the sidelines with his huge squared jaw and steely gaze can vouch for his intimidation factor.

His presence in the locker room and on the field would certainly motivate me to work my absolute hardest, as I am sure it has done for the players. Del Rio has made his mark on this team, bringing back the Orange Crush D, and I am not ready to see him go.

On the flip side, McCoy is also a potential life boat for flailing franchises.

It is difficult to measure the effect McCoy has had on the Broncos offense, because in the four years since he has been here, there have been 3 quarterbacks of wildly differing talent.


But excluding the QB position (because we all know Peyton is in charge of himself), McCoy has greatly improved the offense.

imgres-4 From (injured) veteran Willis McGahee to youngest-man-in the NFL Ronnie Hillman, our running game hasn’t been this reliable since Terrell Davis lined up behind the ball.

In addition, he took receiving talents Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker and turned them into legitimate threats on both sides of the field.

The roles of tight-end duo Jacob Tammie and Joel Dressen have been put to good use, along with former-retiree, Brandon Stokely. No complaints there.

Both offense and defense have blended together beautifully this season, placing the Broncos in 1st place in NFL power rankings and allowing us to be legitimate contenders to take home the Lombardi.

So, word of advice to the big men in charge, don’t ruin the good thing we’ve got going here. Hoard the talents of McCoy and Del Rio for ourselves, they help make Mile High – magic.

View Comments (1)
More to Discover

Comments (1)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *