• Kiszla: If Sean Payton is all about the money, DeMeco Ryans looks like smarter investment as next coach of Broncos

    23 hours ago - By Bésame

    If all the Broncos did was check boxes in the search for a coach to return our local NFL squad to Super Bowl relevancy, DeMeco Ryans would've already been disqualified and sent packing as a candidate.
    Is he a quarterback whisperer guaranteed to solve the mystery of Russell Wilson? No, sir. As defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, has Ryans ever been in charge of a pro football team? Nope.
    But if Broncos CEO Greg Penner and the franchise's new ownership group were beholden to preconceived notions or haunted by the past, Sean Payton or Jim Harbaugh would've already been...
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  • Broncos head coaching candidate, 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans gets strong endorsement from Kyle Shanahan

    1 day ago - By Bésame

    San Francisco has been a hub for NFL coaches and front-office promotions in recent years, but Kyle Shanahan is hoping his latest rising star hits a career plateau again this winter.
    The 49ers head coach lightheartedly asked the forgiveness of his defensive coordinator's wife on Wednesday before saying he hoped DeMeco Ryans was back on his staff for another year in 2023.
    “I hope he's not a head coach next year,” Shanahan said with a smile. “But if he is, he more than deserves it.”
    What makes Shanahan so sure?
    “It starts as a man. He's the ideal leader, whatever he does,” Shanahan said of...
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