Now that Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin and former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone have both withdrawn their names from consideration for the Denver Broncos vacancy, you’re almost led to believe it’s a foregone conclusion that Baltimore has seen the last of Gary Kubiak as their Offensive Coordinator.
On Sunday, Kubiak ended speculation that he would bolt for any Head Coaching vacancies but that was before the Broncos parted ways with John Fox. Kubiak was once the back-up quarterback in Denver under current Broncos General Manager John Elway. He would later return to the Mile High City to become the team’s Offensive Coordinator from 1995-2005 before leaving for Houston to become the Head Coach of the Texans.
There’s a relationship between Kubiak and Elway that extends far beyond the football field and that’s why some believed he was a natural fit for the opening.
If Kubiak takes the job, what’s next for the Baltimore Ravens?
A new coordinator would give quarterback Joe Flacco his fourth signal caller in four seasons. That’s a bit much for any quarterback. Wide Receivers Coach Rick Dennison came with Kubiak and some speculate that he could leave with him as well.
If that happens, who runs the offense?
I’ve said several times I’d like to see Kyle Shanahan in that spot but it looks like he could go to Chicago with John Fox. Is Offensive Line Coach Juan Castillo ready to assume that position? Either way, all signs point to the Ravens posting a big “Help Wanted” sign really soon.
Clifton Brown from Comcast Sports Net Baltimore joined Rob to discuss the hot topics in Baltimore sports. Find out who Clif and Rob think would be viable replacements here: