After a scare that put Gary Kubiak in the hospital following the Denver Broncos’ loss to the Atlanta Falcons yesterday, John Elway has made the decision to give his Head Coach the week off. That means that Kubiak will not be in attendance at Qualcomm Stadium on Thursday for his team’s matchup against the San Diego Chargers.
The Denver Broncos will be giving coach Gary Kubiak the week off as he deals with a complex migraine condition, general manager John Elway announced Monday.
Kubiak will not coach the Broncos during Thursday’s game against the San Diego Chargers and won’t return to the team until Oct. 17, Elway said.
Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis has been elevated to interim head coach. Elway said that promoting the special teams coordinator was the most seamless way to reorganize the staff with offensive coordinator Rick Dennison taking on full-time play calling duties and Wade Phillips calling the defense. While DeCamillis still has extensive responsibilities during the week with special teams, he can shift a focus on game day to game management and allow the other two coordinators to have a relatively normal Sunday.
Will the Broncos struggle without their Head Coach, or will they rally around him and pick him up in this game? Only time will tell.