Why the Broncos fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy

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Accoridng to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Broncos chose to fire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy following Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

For the time being, the Broncos have promoted their quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave to offensive coordinator, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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.

Any coach would have been on the chopping block in Denver, where an open-ended competition at the most important position in football continues to unfold.

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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's dismissal came three days after Broncos general manager John Elway suggested the team "got a little bit soft" after entering the Week 5 bye with a 3-1 record.

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.

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