McCoy, who previously coached in Denver from 2008 to 2013 as a quarterbacks coach and an offensive coordinator before leaving the Broncos to be the head coach of the Chargers. Yet, a day after the team dropped its sixth consecutive game (to the Cincinnati Bengals), McCoy was the one fired.
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McCoy was a quarterback for the University of Utah in the early 1990s. He'll inherit an offense now ranking 24th in points per game (18.3).
McCoy said in a statement released by the team that he was disappointed his second stint as Denver's offensive architect went poorly "because this is a special organization and a great place to be". "I want to thank Vance for the opportunity he gave me and the entire organization from [Pat Bowlen] all the way on down". "We've lost six in a row". I try to make my game better every week.