Gibbs was credited with establishing the dominant zone-blocking scheme that helped lead the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in the 1990s. Terrell Davis led the rushing attack with Vaughn Hebron and Derek Loville behind him in 1997 そして 1998, Davis ran for 2,008 ヤード 1998. Quarterback John Elway also thrived in the offense, ending his career with the two titles.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Alex Gibbs, who had a profound impact on the Denver Broncos and the National Football League as an offensive line coach,” the Broncos said in a statement. “During his 14 years with the Broncos, Coach Gibbs left a lasting legacy on this league with his innovative blocking schemes and outstanding teaching ability. He helped the Broncos to Super Bowls during three different decades—including back-to-back World Championships—while forging a reputation as one of the greatest assistant coaches in NFL history.
“Our hearts go out to Alex’s wife, トリーナ, and the entire Gibbs family as well as Alex’s many former players and fellow coaches.”
After his second and successful stint in Denver, he would find himself with the アトランタファルコンズ, ヒューストンテキサンズ そして シアトルシーホークス. He had his final season with the Broncos in 2013 as an offensive line consultant.