Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Broncos Deny Requests From Falcons, Bengals To Interview Gary Kubiak

Broncos Deny Requests From Falcons, Bengals To Interview Gary Kubiak

If the Broncos do indeed hire Fangio, it could show that GM John Elway prefers veterans to younger assistants.

A defensive coordinator in the National Football League for 14 seasons with five different teams, Fangio's defenses have ranked in the top 10 in points allowed seven times, including 2018 when Chicago was No. 1 in both points allowed and takeaways.

Speaking last Thursday ahead of the Bears' wild-card game, Fangio said that he had done "zero" to prepare for the interview with the Broncos and was unsure what work he would conduct after the game. It ended abruptly for Fangio on Sunday as the team with the No. 1 ranked defense went one-and-done in the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Biggs, Fangio held a meeting with Bears players at the team's facility after the interview.

At 60, Fangio brings a padded resume of work. Kubiak served as the Broncos head coach from 2015-2016 before moving into his current role.

The Patriots are reportedly preparing for the departure of Josh McDaniels
He was a quarterback at Texas Tech and spent time as a QB with the Jets, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints. But NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the school had granted approval for Kingsbury to interview with the Cardinals.

Entering Monday, former Steelers line coach Mike Munchak was considered the slight frontrunner for the Broncos job. Atlanta is looking for an offensive coordinator, while Cincinnati is looking for a head coach. "And he's worked hard to put himself in a position to be sought after, as he is".

The 58-year-old went 22-26 as the Titans' coach.

Fangio is more than experienced and has been the mind behind some of the league's truly dominant defenses over the last decade.

Flores was a finalist for the Cardinals job past year, but that went to Steve Wilks, who was sacked at the end of this season.

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