Broncos coach Vic Fangio accomplished the hiring of defensive coordinator Ed Donatell and out of doors linebackers coach Brandon Staley on Tuesday.
A league supply confirmed the Chicago Tribune report of Donatell agreeing to phrases. The Broncos introduced Staley’s arrival earlier within the day.
Donatell has labored with Fangio for the final eight years, and Staley has served as an assistant beneath him for 2 years.
Fangio stated final week he’ll name the Broncos’ defensive performs.
Additionally on Tuesday, the Broncos interviewed San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach Wealthy Scangarello for the offensive coordinator publish.
Donatell, 61, will start his third tour with the Broncos. He was the defensive backs coach from 1995-99 beneath Mike Shanahan and in 2010 beneath Josh McDaniels.
Donatell is a 39-yard teaching veteran who has been the defensive coordinator in Inexperienced Bay (2000-03) and Atlanta (2004-06) and labored as Fangio’s secondary coach the final eight years for San Francisco and Chicago.
Donatell has been within the NFL for 27 years.
As a coordinator, Donatell’s Packers protection allowed the fifth-fewest yards in 2001, was first in 2002 and was by no means decrease than 17th in factors allowed. In Atlanta, the Falcons have been 17th, 20th and 16th in yards allowed and 14th, 16th and 21st in factors allowed.
When he was with the 49ers (2011-14), San Francisco went 44-19-1, and its 78 interceptions have been tied for second-most. From 2015-18, the Bears’ 51 interceptions have been tied for 18th.
The Broncos didn’t have an outdoor linebackers coach final yr.
Staley is a former quarterback at Dayton (2003-04) and spent nearly all of his 14-year teaching profession on the faculty ranks with stops at Carroll, James Madison, Tennessee, Hutchinson (Kan.) Neighborhood Faculty, St. Thomas and Northern Illinois.
Staley’s two seasons in Chicago signify his solely NFL expertise. He’ll oversee a Broncos unit that options seven-time Professional Bowler Von Miller and defensive rookie-of-the-year candidate Bradley Chubb, a duo that mixed for 26 half sacks final season.
Scangarello, 46, attended Sacramento State and began his teaching profession as a graduate assistant at Idaho in 2000.
He coached at UC Davis (1998-99 and 2005-08), Carleton (Minn.) Faculty (2001), Idaho (2002-03), the Oakland Raiders (2009), Millsaps (Miss.) Faculty (2010-11), Northern Arizona (2012-14), the Atlanta Falcons (2015), Wagner Faculty (2016) in Staten Island, N.Y., and San Francisco.
Scangarello’s hyperlink to the Raiders was then-coach Tom Cable, who was Idaho’s head coach when Scangarello was on the employees.
Scangarello was established because the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Northern Arizona, an FCS program within the Large Sky Convention, when he left for his first NFL alternative with the Falcons and then-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Listed as an offensive high quality management coach, Scangarello stayed within the spare bed room of a Falcons assistant however wished to be round Shanahan, whose system he had been learning for years.
“I began to mannequin my offense after his,” Scangarello advised the Sacramento Bee in 2017. “It’s what I at all times believed from afar. The reality is that I taught off his movie and he didn’t even comprehend it for years.”
In 2015 for Atlanta, discovered in regards to the run sport, play-action and QB keeper performs which are staples in Shanahan’s system. Scangarello left the Falcons after one yr to develop into the offensive coordinator at Wagner Faculty, which supplied a full-time paycheck.
In 2016, Wagner went 6-5 and averaged 26.1 factors and 375.5 yards per sport. Shanahan was employed because the 49ers’ coach and introduced Scangarello again to the NFL.
Through the 2017 season, the 49ers acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from New England. Scangarello was tasked with getting Garoppolo comfy with the brand new playbook.
“Wealthy doesn’t get sufficient credit score, in my view,” Garoppolo stated in December 2017. “There’s plenty of shifting items, however Wealthy has been with me since I first bought right here. Actually the primary day I walked in right here, we have been going over stuff. … He’s a sensible coach, and he makes it rather a lot simpler for me to by means of my reads when he explains issues how I perceive them.”
Garoppolo was injured within the third sport of 2018, and the 49ers moved to C.J. Beathard after which former undrafted free agent Nick Mullens.
Employees author Kyle Fredrickson contributed to this story.