Perry Fewell won’t be facilitating a Broncos hire of Vance Joseph

The Broncos can forget about Perry Fewell stepping in as a replacement for Vance Joseph in Cincy. The former Giants DC is reportedly heading to Washington, where he'll take over as secondary coach for the departed Raheem Morris. As Jeff Legwold told it, Denver had hoped the Bengals might allow Joseph to become the Broncos' DC if Cincy could in turn hire Fewell as a replacement.

Instead, it now looks like the Broncos will turn to either Wade Phillips - who was/is interviewing today and may keep the seat warm for a year until Joseph's Cincy contract expires - or former Falcons head man Mike Smith.

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Wade Phillips may be placeholder DC for Vance Joseph

If the Broncos can't pry Vance Joseph away from Cincinnati, they may just have to wait out the last year of his contract. According to multiple reports, Wade Phillips is interviewing for Denver's DC vacancy on Tuesday. Alex Marvez suggests Denver may hire Phillips for the 2015 season, with the intent of making Joseph their DC in 2016, and shifting the Son of Bum to an advisory role that year.

Joseph coached defensive backs for the Texans from 2011 to 2013, when Gary Kubiak was head coach and Phillips was DC.

Real scientists deflate Belichick’s lesson; locker-room attendant implicated

Over the weekend, Bill Belichick called an impromptu presser, during which punched back with an apparent strong defense of his team and his own legacy. There was a My Cousin Vinny reference, defense of the prior so-called Spygate cheating scandal, and loads of pseudoscience.

Pats Nation got all lathered up, thinking the hooded one had put his latest allegation to rest (as if they needed any convincing). Here was Belichick's science lesson from Saturday:

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Broncos hire Reggie Herring to coach linebackers

With Richard Smith headed to Atlanta, the Broncos have hired former Texans, Cowboys, and Bears assistant Reggie Herring to coach their linebackers. The 55-year-old Herring coached under Wade Phillips for six seasons from 2008 to 2013 between Dallas and Houston, including the last three under Gary Kubiak with the Texans.

There's a chance Herring will again be working under Phillips in Denver, as the latter has been described as the primary fallback should the Broncos be unable to hire Vance Joseph away from the Bengals.

Richard Smith to Atlanta; Raiders’ Woodson back for another season

As Ian Rapoport suggested might happen, Denver linebackers coach Richard Smith is headed to Atlanta, where he'll be a part of Dan Quinn's defensive staff. Per Rapoport, Smith may be a co-DC along with Raheem Morris.

Smith had been considered a DC fallback option for the Broncos, who are still hoping to hire Vance Joseph away from Cincinnati. Earlier on Monday, Mike Klis wrote that Smith, Wade Phillips, and Mike Smith were the other candidates to run Gary Kubiak's first Denver defense.

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Pro Bowl Notes: Emmanuel Sanders, Von Miller star

A few Broncos-related notes from Sunday's Pro Bowl, won 32-28 by Michael Irvin's squad:

  • Emmanuel Sanders caught two touchdown passes, one from each of Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan; he totaled five catches and 70 yards on seven targets
  • Von Miller led Team Irvin with eight tackles and a game-high three QB hits

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Report: Broncos’ DC search down to Joseph, Phillips, and two Smiths

The Broncos hope to wrap up their DC search early this week. According to Mike Klis, Denver's fallback plans to hiring Vance Joseph are Wade Phillips, former Falcons coach Mike Smith, and incumbent linebackers coach Richard Smith. The list does not include former Broncos DC Wink Martindale, who Klis suggested last week to be a candidate.

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Bears hire two more former Broncos assistants; Falcons expected to hire Quinn

Two more Denver assistants have followed John Fox to Chicago: defensive line coach Jay Rodgers will hold that same position with the Bears, now that the Broncos have hired Bill Kollar from Houston. Rodgers joins his brother, special teams coordinator Jeff, who was among the first assistants to make the move.

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Report: Broncos still hoping to hire Vance Joseph as DC

While the rest of the league's new head coaches continue to fill out their coaching staffs, the Broncos and Gary Kubiak would still like to hire Cincy secondary coach Vance Joseph to run their defense.

Per Jeff Legwold, the Bengals are only willing to let Joseph out of their contract if they have a suitable replacement in waiting, and the Broncos are apparently hoping that former Giants DC Perry Fewell might be that guy.

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