Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Ailing Kubiak to Miss Broncos' Next Game

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Ailing Kubiak to Miss Broncos' Next Game

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Ailing Broncos coach to miss game Thursday

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said doctors have ordered coach Gary Kubiak to take a week off after experiencing a migraine Sunday, and that special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will serve as interim coach Thursday night for the team's game in San Diego.

Kubiak, 55, was lethargic following Denver's 23-16 loss to Atlanta on Sunday and was taken from the stadium via ambulance and hospitalized overnight.

Kubiak was coach of the Houston Texans in 2013 when he suffered a "mini-stroke" and collapsed in a scary scene at halftime of a game. He returned to coaching 10 days later, but he was fired about a month after the episode. This time, Elway said Kubiak was being sent home from the hospital Monday afternoon.

"He's going to take this week (off work) and take care of some of those issues and find out if there are some different triggers," Elway said. "We're just excited that Gary is OK and that the prognosis looks great."

Ravens fire offensive coordinator * Convinced that Baltimore's sputtering offense wasn't going to improve with Marc Trestman calling the shots, coach John Harbaugh fired his offensive coordinator and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg. The move came less than 24 hours after the Ravens scored only one touchdown in a 16-10 loss to Washington.

"I just think we need a different chemistry in there right now to get to where we need to go," Harbaugh said. "I think we all know what it needs to look like. It's what plays get called in certain situations, but it's also the physicality of our offense, it's the attack-mentality of our offense, it's how we go about our business. Those are things that just weren't getting there. We need to ramp things up."

The Ravens (3-2) performed miserably on offense against the Redskins, who entered with the 29th-ranked defense in the NFL.

Trestman was in his second season as Baltimore's offensive coordinator. Last season, the Ravens had the second-most total net yards in team history but went 5-11.

Mornhinweg, 54, joined the Ravens as quarterbacks coach in 2015. Before that, he spent the 2013-14 seasons as offensive coordinator of the Jets. He was head coach of the Lions in 2001-02 before working as offensive coordinator of the Eagles from 2004-12.

Cards might get Palmer back * Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he expects quarterback Carson Palmer to pass the last stage of the concussion protocol Tuesday. Palmer thus could be back for Arizona's game next Monday night, at home game against the Jets. Palmer was injured when his head slammed to the ground on a sack by the Rams' Aaron Donald on Oct. 2.

He sat out on Thursday night, when the Cardinals beat the 49ers behind backup Drew Stanton. Arians says he expects inside linebacker Kevin Minter to pass the protocol, too. …

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