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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Denver Broncos turn coaching search into reality show

By Cindy Boren


Say this for the Denver Broncos: they're bringing a new level of transparency to their coaching interviews.

It's a calculated, PR-kind of transparency. (A job candidate is going to rip the team on camera? Please.) It would be nice to see the interviews with Pat Bowlen and John Elway, but at least fans know who's coming and going and they get a sense of each guy.

The danger, of course, is Bowlen, Elway and other Broncos officials may come to a different conclusion about which coach to hire than fans. Still, it makes for essential viewing for any Broncos fan. An enterprising owner -- know of any? -- could even put the videos behind a pay wall...

So far, Rick Dennison, Perry Fewell, Dirk Koetter and Eric Studesville have interviewed. Former Carolina Panthers Coach John Fox has been unable to get to Denver for an interview because of bad weather in North Carolina.

Watch the videos here.

By Cindy Boren  | January 12, 2011; 10:25 AM ET
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Not everything should be public... I wouldn't be very happy about this, if I were one of these candidates. Or if I were one of the people in the Bronco front office whose regular work routine was suddenly available for broadcast to the world.

Anyway, who thought this would be a good idea? "Hey, world, we had such a crappy season we fired our coach, who was clearly unqualified... enjoy watching us try to avoid going down that path again!"

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 12, 2011 12:31 PM | Report abuse

It's kinda cool to see these guys going in for their interviews and arriving and all, but I'd prefer to see the interview itself. (Yeah, right; that'll happen.) Still, it's better than having people spirited in and out under an invisibility cloak. Something in between utter secrecy and PR would be nice.

Posted by: Cindy Boren | January 12, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

It just seems ready-made for retroactive criticism in 2-3 seasons when the next coach is fired.

"Let's go to the videotape..."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | January 12, 2011 1:26 PM | Report abuse

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