Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey told the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter he wasn't aware of an apparent Sunday NFL Countdown report that the Denver Broncos are interested in bringing aboard the Falcons coach. Mularkey would replace the recently fired Josh McDaniels, taking over an offense that includes Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow, Knowshown Moreno, and Demaryius Thomas.
Though Mularkey admits he would like to be an NFL head coach again, the Broncos would have to have broken NFL rules to have (have have have) contacted Mularkey already. So it's feasible Mularkey actually didn't hear the rumor. I type about Atlanta sports all day long, and I hadn't heard it until yesterday evening.
The Buffalo Bills head coach in 2004 and 2005, Mularkey has also coached positions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Miami Dolphins.
Mularkey's power offense, which has made use of multi-role quarterbacks in the past, most notably Kordell Stewart's "Slash" period in Pittsburgh, would be an interesting fit for Tebow. Mularkey brought along Matt Ryan very well in Ryan's first year as a starter, though there was far more quarterbacky stuff to work with there. He's an extremely patient play-caller who isn't afraid to employ gadgetry -- both traits have earned him praise and criticism alike.