Del Rio Introductory Conference Call
I’m all in…I’m fired up to be here.
There wasn't a lot of wow factor to Jack Del Rio's introductory press conference earlier today, but his passion for football came through loud and clear. Del Rio could have taken a year off and waited for another opportunity, but in his own words, he was "chomping at the bit."
Del Rio talked very little scheme and gave a lot of big-picture answers. One can hardly blame him. He hasn't had a chance yet to watch the Broncos' defense on film.
A few interesting tidbits from the conference call were as follows:
- Del Rio said that during the 2010 Draft, Tim Tebow came off the board earlier than the Jaguars had him ranked.
- The new strength and conditioning coach, Luke Richesson was "out of the box" and into the latest training technologies and exercise science.
- Del Rio said he wasn't even thinking about future opportunities as a head coach and was simply glad for the opportunity to be a member of John Fox's staff.
Other than these points, Del Rio said he wants the Broncos to create turnovers, be aggressive, and get to the quarterback. He failed to mention ripping out the quarterback's spleen, but we'll assume it was implied.