Denver Broncos Bring in Jerry Rosburg as Game Manager

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NFL Week 3 - After a rocky start, Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett will be receiving some help on Sundays. In a story first reported by NBC 9 News,  the Broncos have officially hired NFL coach Jerry Rosburg as a senior assistant and game manager.

According to 9 News, Rosburg spent the week observing Broncos practice and speaking with personnel while his contract was finalized, but a deal was not officially agreed upon until Friday. He is expected to be in the booth for the Broncos on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. 

Rosburg previously coached as a special teams coordinator with the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons, most recently coaching for the Baltimore Ravens between 2008 and 2018. Rosburg had retired from coaching in March of 2019. Now, he'll serve as a special assistant to Hackett.

Hackett, a first-time head coach with no prior play-calling experience, has had some trouble in his first two regular season games. The Broncos lead the league in both total penalties (25) and net count of penalties (-12), including four delay of game penalties. Denver has also had issues managing play-calling in certain areas of the field. The Broncos offense currently a -126.3% DVOA in the red zone and a -155.5% DVOA in goal-to-go situations through two games, failing to score a touchdown in five trips to the goal line this year.   

Comments

3 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2022, 9:54pm

#1 by TimK // Sep 24, 2022 - 8:15pm

Going from admitting he has a problem to doing something to solve it. There might be hope for Hackett yet. At least he doesn’t seem to be digger a deeper hole just to salve his ego.

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#2 by ImNewAroundThe… // Sep 24, 2022 - 8:48pm

Pretty sure he did in Buffalo and/or Jax (yeah giant red flags ignored).

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#3 by LionInAZ // Sep 25, 2022 - 9:54pm

Hiring a game manager to assist the game manager. Middlemanship carried to the next level.

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