Broncos coach Mike Shanahan did not announce a successor. The team said Shanahan would discuss his decision Thursday.
Robinson, fired two days after Denver's 21-3 playoff loss to Baltimore, came to Denver with Shanahan in 1995 and helped the Broncos build a defense that relied on blitzes and a gambling secondary.
But since the second Super Bowl win, the defense seemed to lose some of its intimidating character, and the problems were magnified by season-ending injuries to linebacker John Mobley, defensive end Alfred Williams and safety Eric Brown in 1999.
Unable to put consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season, the Broncos (11-6) were vulnerable to big plays and ranked last in the league against the pass.
They also were humbled in Week 8 when Cincinnati Bengals running back Corey Dillon rushed for an NFL-record 278 yards. Eight weeks later, Kansas City's Tony Richardson had a career-high 156 yards.
The Broncos were equally inept in their playoff loss Sunday as rookie Jamal Lewis ran for 110 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown that featured a missed tackle by Denver linebacker Al Wilson.
Robinson spent the 1994 season as defensive coordinator for the New York Jets. He coached the Jets defensive line from 1990-93.
Robinson was the offensive coordinator at UCLA in 1989 and was a defensive assistant for the Bruins from 1982-88.
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