Jarvis Green happy for McDaniels reunion with Broncos
The Denver Post
There was no need for an introduction when Jarvis Green showed up to Dove Valley for his free agent visit with the Broncos earlier this month.
It was more like a happy reunion with coach Josh McDaniels.
“My rookie year at New England, he was my first coach. He was a guy I met with every day for 30-45 minutes, and we did that for the entire season,” Green said. “We had a great relationship, and that was something that was always sound.
“When free agency hit, my biggest thing was Denver Broncos, Denver Broncos. When we got the call, everything else was pretty straight forward.”
Green said he was happy to be playing for McDaniels again, especially after watching McDaniels on the Broncos sideline when Denver and New England played each other last October. Denver won that game in overtime.
“The last thing I remember was him giving the fist pumps after the game, and I saw that and saw the energy and saw the players playing for him. Everyone wants to play for a coach like that,” Green said. “For me, I was in New England for all that time, and I was ready to move on, period. Just watching Josh on the sideline, I was like, I want to feel that too.”
Green, who spent eight years playing for the Patriots, is starting his second full week in Denver for the Broncos’ voluntary conditioning program. He signed on March 9 as part of McDaniels’ plan to revamp the Broncos’ defensive line.
Green is projected starter at right defensive end, with new players Jamal Williams at nose tackle and Justin Bannan at the other end spot.