It hasn't been an easy week for Broncos assistant coaches either.
When the head coach is in trouble, as is the case with Josh McDaniels following the recent videotape scandal that is on top of a 3-8 record, the staff he personally hired isn't exactly swimming in job security.
A week of distractions as the coaches prepare for the game Sunday at Kansas City?
"Not at all," said offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
"I think we've got one of the best coaching staffs I've been on. Josh did a great job when he first got here putting the staff together. We've all worked extremely hard and we're all in this business together. We're all one."
There was a Fox report last Sunday that suggested McDaniels intentionally
brought the coaches in front of the owner to embarrass them immediately following the Broncos' 59-14 loss to the Raiders on Oct. 24.
McDaniels said he gathered his staff into the coaches' staff and let them know, in so many words, everyone was accountable, everyone would have to do their job better to make sure this never happened again. Sitting in the back of room was team owner Pat Bowlen.
McDaniels also gathered his coaches last Friday to inform them the league was likely to announce the next day that he and the team would likely be fined because of a videotape violation in London.
Details of that meeting also made it in that same Fox report with McDaniels again saying the tone of the gathering was misrepresented.
"I just worked on the Chiefs," defensive coordinator Don
"Wink" Martindale said when asked about distractions caused by the video controversy and the subsequent news leaks.
"If I think about anything else other than the Chiefs than I'm not doing the players or the fans right by Denver. We're just going to try and attack Kansas City and try to stop this offense that's really rolling right now."