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ENGLEWOOD Royce Freeman Jersey , Colo. (AP) — In just about every season he’s been in charge of football operations in Denver, John Elway has had to address major concerns at one or both of the two most consequential positions in the NFL: head coach and quarterback.This offseason, he made changes at both spots, hiring Vic Fangio and acquiring Joe Flacco in a trade that will become official next month when the league’s new year begins.Here’s a look at Elway’s head coaches and quarterbacks:—2011 (Coach No. 1, QBs No. 1, 2).Elway hires John Fox, but a trade of QB Kyle Orton fizzles and Orton wins the job in camp. A month later, the Broncos appear to join the “Suck for Luck” crusade for Stanford standout Andrew Luck but Tim Tebow sparks a run that wins the middling AFC West at 8-8, and his 80-yard TD toss to Demaryius Thomas in OT stuns the Steelers in the playoffs. The giddiness subsides in a 45-10 loss at New England. Soon, Tebowmania would be replaced by Manningmania.—2012: (QB No. 3).After luring the biggest free agent prize in NFL history in Peyton Manning, Elway trades Tebow to the Jets. He has Russell Wilson in for a pre-draft visit but instead selects Brock Osweiler as Manning’s understudy. Manning leads Denver to a 13-3 record and the AFC’s top seed. But Flacco’s 70-yard TD toss over safety Rahim Moore in the final minute of regulation and Fox’s “take a knee edict” to play for overtime doom Manning to another early playoff exit.—2013:Manning again leads the Broncos to a 13-3 mark on the strength of an NFL-record 606-point season but injuries catch up to them in a stinging 43-8 loss to Seattle in the Super Bowl. Sifting through the rubble of yet another Super Bowl blowout, Elway signs free agents Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, DeMarcus Ware and Emmanuel Sanders, and that foursome becomes the building blocks for a championship team two years later.—2014:Manning leads Denver to a 12-4 record but he starts to show signs of aging and gets hurt down the stretch. Again he’s one-and-done in the playoffs, this time losing to his old team, the Colts. Afterward, Manning admits he’s unsure if he’ll return in 2015. Fox won’t. He and Elway agree to a mutual split the next day and Fox heads to Chicago. Manning decides to put off retirement but takes a $4 million pay cut with the chance to earn it all back, which he will.—2015: (Coach No. 2, QB 4).Elway lures Gary Kubiak back to Denver as Fox’s replacement and his former backup and ex-coordinator maneuvers the Broncos through a minefield of issues in another 12-4 season. Kubiak benches an injured Manning for Osweiler for seven games but brings him back for the playoffs. Denver’s defense carries Manning across the finish line with a 24-10 win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50, the franchise’s third title, all with Elway at the helm as either QB or GM.—2016: (QBs 5, 6 and 7).Manning retires a month after the Super Bowl and Osweiler bolts for Houston in free agency, sending Elway on a long search for a worthy successor. He trades for Mark Sanchez and moves up in the draft to select Paxton Lynch out of Memphis only to watch the steady Trevor Siemian, his 2015 seventh-rounder, beat them both out. The Broncos, however, stumble to 9-7 John Elway Jersey , missing the playoffs and Kubiak steps down afterward.—2017: (Coach No. 3).Elway interviews Kyle Shanahan but chooses Vance Joseph as his head coach, something he’d quickly regret, flirting with the idea of re-hiring Mike Shanahan before the year is even out. For the second straight summer, Siemian beats out Lynch and Osweiler returns to Denver after failures in Houston and Cleveland. All three quarterbacks take turns starting in a dismal 5-11 season. Elway decides to keep Joseph rather than hiring his old coach for a reunion tour.—2018: (QB No. 8 and 9).Elway signs free agent Case Keenum to a two-year, $36 million deal and trades Siemian to the Vikings to make way for Lynch to win the backup job. But Lynch can’t even beat out another seventh-rounder in Chad Kelly and gets cut after starting just four games in two seasons. The Broncos jettison Kelly, too, after his trespassing arrest at midseason following a single snap, a kneel-down. A 6-10 finish costs Joseph his job after two years.—2019: (Coach No. 4, QB. No. 10).Elway hires Fangio, 60, who’s never been a head coach. Kubiak, who has been a special adviser in the front office, wants to return to a coaching role, but his desire to bring along former lieutenants Brian Pariani and Rick Dennison is a deal-breaker. Fangio instead hires 49ers QB coach Rich Scangarello as his offensive coordinator and Kubiak leaves for the Vikings. Elway agrees to send the fourth-round draft pick he got in the Demaryius Thomas trade to the Ravens for Flacco. Just like another undrafted Kansas Jayhawk did back in 2011." Denver Broncos PodcastsJoe Dineen looking to make it hard for coaches not to keep him on the teamNew,38commentsJust like another undrafted Kansas Jayhawk did back in 2011.MDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Joe Dineen looking to make it hard for coaches not to keep him on the teamTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmaildenverbroncos.comUndrafted rookie inside linebacker Joe Dineen has a favorite player of all time.Though he is donning the jersey number of all-time linebacker stud Randy Gradishar, the KU inside backer actually played QB growing up.So of course it’s Peyton Manning.And that means the Lawrence, Kansas, native jumped right on the Broncos bandwagon when Manning became a Bronco in 2012, and he was particularly happy about that Super Bowl win in 2016 (as were we all).But we’re going to have to forgive Dineen one transgression - he jumped on the Chiefs bandwagon last year.“But not anymore, not anymore,” he pleads with First and 10 @ 10’s Andrew Mason. “I’m just really fired up to be here. I’ve always loved Colorado, love the mountains. It’s paradise. Broncos Country is paradise.”OK, we can probably forgive last year. After all, Broncos didn’t have much to offer a guy playing college ball just 50 miles outside of Kansas City - and the Chiefs certainly did.But the more important part of Dineen’s story is that he hopes to follow the undrafted path that fellow Jayhawks’ cornerback Chris Harris Jr. did and prove to coaches he is worthy of a spot on the team.And his attitude about playing will be a good start.“I think there’s one way to play football - as hard as you can no matter what the score is,” Dineen said, adding that his parents instilled a ‘don’t quit’ mentality in him at a young age. “That’s how I do everything. ”It’s a mentality that will also serve him well as he goes up against some of the best of the best in the NFL - even if it’s just against rookies.Noah Fant, for example, is a beast to cover Womens Joe Flacco Jersey , Dineen admitted when Andrew Mason asked if he had been assigned to cover the first-round pick during the Rookie Minicamp over the weekend.“I was. I was. He’s fast. A big athletic kid too. I’m excited he’s a Bronco,” Dineen joked. “He’s a freak athlete, and he’s going to be real good.”But Dineen likes that because he knows it will be the best way to help him improve on coverage - which he considers the main thing a linebacker needs to be good at if he wants to see the field. “Oh yeah, oh yeah. You’re not going to see a ton of guys like [Fant],” Dineen added. “Obviously the Chiefs have got a good one, but I’m really excited I’m going against him in practice and not in a game.”The first two days of the rookie minicamp got linebackers coach Reggie Herring fired up at his new guys trying to learn the scheme - but by the third day, he was complimenting the young crew.“Reggie is a great coach. You have to listen to what he says and not worry about how he says it,” Dineen laughed. “He’s a great guy and a great football coach. I’ve already learned a lot from him. ...He’s done a great job installing the defense, and we’re finally understanding it.”Dineen particularly likes that the defense isn’t set in one gap but can move around based on reading the running back.“I really like that. I think when you’re just in a gap scheme, it kind of handicaps your skill set,” he said. “I think being able to flow off the back will help me.”Dineen is looking to improve in his coverage ability, but mostly he’s concentrating on really understanding the defense.“In the NFL, to be a linebacker on the field at all times, you’ve got to be able to cover. To get to where I’m really confident out there, there are always tricks I can learn,” he said. “And honestly, just learning the defense, I think I’ll be OK. Got to get on all four special teams and work really hard there and make it hard for coaches to not leave me on the team.”For one thing, Dineen really wants to be in Vic Fangio’s defense.“Good coach. Smart. He’s quiet, but when he talks you listen for sure,” Dineen said. “His defense is what he’s known for, so I’m excited to be in that system and learn from him.”For another, he’d really like to meet his all-time favorite player.“I’d have to get some courage and go shake his hand,” Dineen said, adding that as a kid he had a room full of Manning memorabilia, including a wall-size Fathead™ and several autographed items. “That’d be a pretty cool experience.”Listen to "First & 10 @ 10" on Spreaker.

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