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The Broncos fired two coaches after parting ways with head coach Nathaniel Hackett

The Broncos fired two coaches after parting ways with head coach Nathaniel Hackett

the Denver Broncos They continued to liquidate their coaching staff, and announced two more terminations after firing head coach Nathaniel Hackett on Monday.

The team announced that special teams coordinator Dwayne Stokes and offensive line coach Butch Barry were relieved of their duties.

It was the first time in his coaching career that Stukes was coordinator with a team.

it was the Los Angeles RamsAssistant special teams coach during the 2021 campaign that resulted in a Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Special Teams Coordinator Dwayne Stokes will officiate a drill during practice at UCHealth Training Center on April 27, 2022, in Centennial, Colorado. It was the third day of mini camp for the Denver Broncos.
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The Stukes earned the Broncos promotion before this season even started, but will now be looking for a new team to join.

Like the Stukes, Barry also earned a promotion with the Broncos this season after serving as an assistant offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers last season.

Barry was the offensive line coach at the University of Miami during the 2019 season, while also serving as a senior analyst at Green Bay Packers during the 2020 campaign.

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It’s an interesting move by the Broncos going forward with these moves, since there are still two games on the schedule. But, with Hackett now gone and Jerry Rosberg taking over as interim head coach, Denver clearly doesn’t mind making some changes now.

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Offensive coordinator Justin Otten and defensive coordinator Ejiro Eveiro, who both reportedly turned down the interim coach position, remain in the building for the time being.

Coach Nathaniel Hackett of the Denver Broncos looks on in the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 02, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Coach Nathaniel Hackett of the Denver Broncos looks on in the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 02, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The Broncos’ small home cleanup comes on the heels of a 51-14 blowout loss to the Rams on Christmas Day, a game in which Russell Wilson threw three interceptions and Los Angeles scored a goal in every offensive drive they’ve put together.

The Broncos are now 4-11 on the season and have already been eliminated from playoff contention. To make matters worse, they won’t be as high-profile in the first round of this year’s draft as they spent a boatload of draft capital and more to snag Wilson this past season.

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They also signed him to a whopping five-year, $245 million extension, with $165 million guaranteed.

In a statement, Broncos owner and CEO Greg Penner said, “After extensive conversations with George [Paton] And our ownership group, we determined that the new direction would ultimately be in the best interest of the Broncos.”

Special Teams Coordinator Dwayne Stokes takes part in a press conference to announce the new coaching staff for the Denver Broncos at UCHeath Training Center on February 22, 2022 in Inglewood, Colorado.

Special Teams Coordinator Dwayne Stokes takes part in a press conference to announce the new coaching staff for the Denver Broncos at UCHeath Training Center on February 22, 2022 in Inglewood, Colorado.
(RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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“This change has now been made out of respect for everyone involved and allows us to immediately begin the search for a new head coach. We recognize and value this organization’s championship history, and understand that we have not met that standard. Our fans deserve much better, and I can’t say enough about their loyalty during such times as This is a difficult period for our team.