About Joe Woods

The Denver Post - - NFL SUNDAY -

Age: 46 Home­town: North Van­der­grift, Pa. Was a de­fen­sive back at Illi­nois State and grad­u­ated in 1992 with a de­gree in crim­i­nal jus­tice. Has nearly 25 years of coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing 13 in the NFL with Tampa Bay (200405), Min­nesota (2006-13), Oak­land (2014) and Den­ver (since 2015). Be­gan his coach­ing ca­reer as the de­fen­sive backs coach at Musk­ingum Col­lege in Ohio. Hired as Den­ver’s DBs coach in Fe­bru­ary 2015. Among no­table DBs he has coached: Ronde Bar­ber, Dar­ren Sharper, An­toine Win­field, Xavier Rhodes, Charles Wood­son, Chris Har­ris, Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, Dar­ian Ste­wart. The Bron­cos rank sec­ond in the NFL with 10 de­fen­sive touch­downs since the start of last sea­son; seven were scored by de­fen­sive backs. The Bron­cos lead NFL in pass de­fense (192.7 yards al­lowed per game), in­ter­cep­tion re­turn yards (284) and points off take­aways (103) head­ing into Sun­day.

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