Nick Ferguson gushes with praise for new member of Broncos’ coaching staff
The Denver Broncos have a new special teams coordinator in Ben Kotwica, who will work alongside new assistant head coach Mike Westhoff.
Former safety Nick Ferguson played under Westhoff with the New York Jets from 2001-2002, and he has made it clear on Twitter that he believes Westhoff was the perfect hire for Denver. Ferguson has said the Broncos’ special teams units will now be like a pack of wolves playing for the “GOAT” of special teams coaches.
Ferguson has tweeted that Westhoff demands perfection and settling for less “isn’t in his vocabulary.” He now expects the veteran coach to elevate a part of Denver’s game that has been incredibly poor in recent seasons.
Dropped by the @Broncos facility to officially welcome my dude Mike Westhoff to #BroncosCountry When it comes to Sp Teams strategies, there’s not a better coach in the league. Here’s to an amazing 2023 season. Let’s Gooo! pic.twitter.com/s94SZwVa4h
— Nick Ferguson (@NickFerguson_25) February 22, 2023
When reports emerged earlier this month that the Broncos were considering asking Westhoff to come out of retirement, Ferguson quickly endorsed the coach.
Had the pleasure of playing several seasons as a Special Teamer for Mike Westhoff. He’s one of best coaches that I’ve been around. When it comes to getting results, he makes it happen. Fingers crossed that Sean Payton can make this happen #BroncosCountry LET’S FREAKIN GO! pic.twitter.com/qL5kMucoGi
— Nick Ferguson (@NickFerguson_25) February 16, 2023
Westhoff coached special teams with the Colts (1982-1984), Dolphins (1986-2000), Jets (2001-2012) and Saints (2017-2018). He overlapped with Ferguson in New York and coached under Sean Payton in New Orleans.
Ferguson played professional football from 1996-2009. In addition to playing for six NFL teams, Ferguson also spent time in NFL Europe and in the CFL. He played for the Broncos from 2003-2007 and he now works in sports radio in Denver.
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