Previous Denver Broncos offensive line mentor Alex Gibbs, a vital section of the staff members that assisted the Broncos gain again-to-again Tremendous Bowls in the late 1990s, has died, the staff announced. He was 80 yrs aged.
The staff mentioned Gibbs died from issues from a stroke and was surrounded by his relatives in Phoenix.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Alex Gibbs, who experienced a profound impression on the Denver Broncos and the National Soccer League as an offensive line coach. Throughout his 14 several years with the Broncos, Coach Gibbs still left a long lasting legacy on this league with his progressive blocking techniques and superb instructing capacity. He helped the Broncos to Tremendous Bowls in the course of three different a long time — which include back again-to-back again Globe Championships — whilst forging a status as a single of the finest assistant coaches in NFL background,” the crew said in a statement.
“Our hearts go out to Alex’s wife, Trina, and the entire Gibbs family members as well as Alex’s many previous players and fellow coaches.”
Gibbs’ zone-blocking plan helped Denver produce a dominant managing video game driving Corridor of Famer Terrell Davis that aided head mentor Mike Shanahan and the Broncos get Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII.
Davis was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player following the 1998 time, when he rushed for a vocation-ideal 2,008 yards and 21 touchdowns. To culminate that spectacular period, he was named MVP in Tremendous Bowl XXXII soon after he rushed for 157 yards and 3 touchdowns in the victory.
Gibbs’ NFL coaching occupation commenced in 1984 and ran through 2013 and bundled three separate stints with the Broncos. He began his job with four seasons as the team’s offensive line mentor in advance of returning in 1995 for a 9-12 months tenure as assistant head mentor/offensive line mentor that ended immediately after the 2003 year. He returned in 2013 as an offensive line advisor.
Gibbs also was an assistant mentor for 3 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons (2004-06) two seasons just about every with the Los Angeles Raiders and Shanahan (1988-89), San Diego Chargers (1990-91), Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (1993-94) and Houston Texans (2008-09) and one yr with the Indianapolis Colts (1992). He was employed by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 but abruptly retired before the initially sport that season.