The coordinator attack of the Broncos sacked

Arnold Nichols
November 21, 2017

The instructor of the quarter-back Bill Musgrave will now take on the functions of responsible of the attack.

Musgrave was promoted from Broncos quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator on Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, after Denver fired Mike McCoy. McCoy, who was sacked as head coach of the Chargers in January, was relieved of his duties as the Broncos' offensive coordinator after Denver (3-7) lost its sixth consecutive game on Sunday and failed to score at least 20 points for the seventh time this season.

Any coach would have been on the chopping block in Denver, where an open-ended competition at the most important position in football continues to unfold.

With their 20-17 home loss to Cincinnati on Sunday, the Broncos fell to 0-3 since Brock Osweiler replaced Trevor Siemian as the team's starting quarterback. McCoy has drawn scrutiny for his complex game plans and insistence on using three wide receivers as his base formation to both pass and run, even though the majority of the Broncos' penalties, sacks and turnovers have come out of that formation. McCoy was a single issue among a myriad of problems for the Broncos. The defense also keeps games close enough that the offense should be much more competitive than they are.

McCoy, 45, coached Denver's offense from 2010-2012 and returned as offensive coordinator after the team hired Vance Joseph in January.

No one is arguing the fact that McCoy wasn't the right fit for the Broncos. He was talking about everybody, including me.

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