Broncos pull the trigger and fire one of their coaches midway through the season Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 08: Outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos looks on from the bench in the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos produced an encouraging start to the 2017 season, riding their strong defense to a 3-1 record. Since that time, though, the wheels have careened off the wagon for head coach Vance Joseph and company, as the Broncos have lost six consecutive games while averaging only 14.1 points per contest.

As of Monday morning, it appears that offensive swoon was enough to cost offensive coordinator Mike McCoy his job.

It is probably unfair to place the lion’s share of blame on McCoy’s shoulders, especially given the fact that Denver’s quarterback situation is unsettled. Trevor Siemian entered the season as the entrenched starter before falling apart and, since then, Brock Osweiler has taken the reins to mixed success.

The Broncos do have quite a few talented skill players, headlined by Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but the offense certainly does not look the part of a legitimate contender at the moment. It will be interesting to see what the reaction will be to McCoy’s firing across the league but, as of now, Denver will have a new voice captaining its offense. It remains to be seen as to whether anyone wearing a headset can override the damage done by faulty quarterback play at the highest level of the sport.

Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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