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Jack Del Rio Hired As Broncos' Defensive Coordinator

The Denver Broncos have officially announced the hiring of Jack Del Rio as the team's new defensive coordinator on Friday night. He succeeds Dennis Allen, who made a move to the Oakland Raiders as its new head coach. According to the Broncos' Twitter account, head coach John Fox said:

We are thrilled to be able to add such a well-respected defensive coach to our staff. He was an integral part of our turnaround on defense during my first year with the Panthers in 2002. His defenses with the Jaguars have ranked among the NFL's best, and we are excited he's a Bronco

Del Rio's defense that one season in Carolina finished as the No. 5 team in points allowed and No. 2 in total yards allowed. The first four years Del Rio coached the Jaguars his defenses were usually found in the top 10 in fewest points and fewest yards allowed. But from 2007-2010 the team moved to the bottom of league before a resurgence of sorts in 2011 (sixth in yards, 11th in points).

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