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Broncos, Briefly: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

"The key thing I learned in the coach-selection process: Cover your bases thoroughly and get the best candidates that you can and don’t make your mind up going in. Don’t draw any conclusions before you go into the coaching interviews. Take each interview in the moment and do not pre-draw it. Don’t combine it with the other ones and don’t make your mind up when you walk out. Be as thorough as you can and try to find the right guy that fits your job at that point in time."

Some may be surprised Munchak made the lateral move from the Pittsburgh Steelers, his home state team where he became established as one of the league’s best offensive line coaches, to the Denver Broncos.

But Munchak, who turns 59 in seven weeks, and his wife Marci have a daughter and her grandchild living in the Denver area.

The Vikings are bringing in a handful of veteran assistant coaches on offense, including a former Super Bowl-winning head coach in Gary Kubiak.

The Broncos’ defense does not need an overhaul, but rather some tweaks in terms of personnel and scheme to return their dominant past. That had to play into Elway’s thinking on hiring Fangio. This is a division where the Broncos will play six games in 2019 against Mahomes, Philip Rivers and — we think — Derek Carr. What I’d like to see the Broncos do against Mahomes next year: Get away from their six-defensive back package, play an extra linebacker to shadow Mahomes while having the pass rushers work the edges and put Bradley Chubb inside to provide another wave of pressure.

Denver’s decision to part ways with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and not fill his vacancy with Gary Kubiak signals an ideological shift under new head coach Vic Fangio. Here is a closer look at five potential candidates to become the Broncos’ next offensive coordinator and play caller.

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