John Lynch: Gary Kubiak’s 2005 departure hurt the Broncos

“I just felt like, and looking back I’ll always feel like we were never quite the same after Gary (Kubiak) left,” former Denver safety Jon Lynch said. “I think (then-head coach) Mike (Shanahan) didn’t feel the same, have the same confidence in how we were doing things. I think Gary was just, beyond what a great football mind, was somebody who just knew how to help push a team along.”