The normal system had Dennison upstairs in the coaches’ box to relay information and plays down to the field. Quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell and Kubiak would be on the receiving end.
“We’re always on the headset together throughout the game,” Dennison said. “You can ask anybody that has listened in, it can give you headaches. There are a lot of people talking at certain points in time, but Gary always asks for advice on the next play, next series. Between series, when the defense is playing, we never watch the game. We’re always trying to figure out where we’re going next. We’ll do the same thing. That’s what we did the second half. I asked the staff what they liked. I told them what I liked. We’ll get a collection of plays and figure out which order and where we want to go.”
With Kubiak sidelined, Dennison becomes the primary play caller for the offense. He says after knowing the head coach for 30 years, the two share a very similar game philosophy and the transition should be quick and seamless.
Dennison’s view will remain the same as well. He says he will not be joining interim head coach Wade Phillips or Coach Dorrell on the sideline. He prefers to watch the game and call plays from upstairs.
“You can see the coverage,” Dennison said. “You can see there are certain advantages, you know, of how a safety is playing that you can find the different spots and what’s happening on the backside. There are a lot of eyes up there.”