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Clancy Barone Hired as Tight Ends Coach

January 22, 2009
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Clancy Barone

New head coach Josh McDaniels hired the last of the position coaches today, agreeing to terms with Clancy Barone.  After hiring Wayne Nunnely and Don Martindale earlier this week, McDaniels had every position on his staff filled except for tight ends coach.  Barone was brought in to fill that void.

Barone has spent the last four seasons as a NFL TE coach, spending two years working with Alge Crumpler in Atlanta, and two years in San Diego coaching Antonio Gates.  Barone has had a profound effect on these two players, coaching them at a level that allowed them to elevate their game and make them into bona-fide Pro-Bowl tight ends.

This is excellent news for the Broncos, each of their tight ends could benefit greatly from the coaching of Barone.  Daniel Graham, the incumbent starter, has excelled as a blocker in his career, but has caught passes sparingly and often inconsistently.  Tony Scheffler, a 4th year tight end, has shown a lot of promise as a pure receiving tight end, but has also been inconsistent.

If Barone can mentor and coach these two to the level he was able to coach Crumpler and Gates, Bronco fans can expect great things from the tight ends in 2009.

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One Comment
  1. tom lambdin permalink
    March 25, 2009 3:07 PM

    There is a reason why the Broncos grabbed up Clancy Barone from the Chargers.Simply put,he is without question the best tight-ends coach in the NFL today.His track record speaks for itself and the best players at that position in the league over the past five years will agree, he is all about being perfect.Although I am personally a West Coast native and a die hard Packers fan,Denver fans can seriously be stoked about their new tight-ends coach!

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