Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Broncos hire Vic Fangio: Instant analysis of Denver's new head coach

Vic Fangio will call Broncos defensive plays Vic Fangio will call Broncos defensive plays
Shannon Reynolds | 09 January, 2019, 22:58

The Broncos fired Joseph on December 31 after his second season as head coach. Munchak's interview was conducted on Friday. The 60-year-old began his NFL coaching career in 1986 with the New Orleans Saints and has spent his entire coaching career on the defensive side of the football.

It's down to two for the Denver Broncos.

A year ago when Matt Nagy was hired as head coach a big question was whether or not Vic Fangio would have stayed.

Denver completed its interview with Fangio on Monday, a day after the Bears were eliminated from the playoffs.

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Elway concurred with star cornerback Chris Harris Jr.'s assessment last week that the Broncos need to modernize their offensive and defensive schemes to keep up with teams such as the Rams and Chiefs, who have fully embraced the run-pass option craze and other college concepts.

Buy-in from players, which was there with Fangio and part of the reason the organization was so committed to retaining him and his staff after the Fox regime was sacked. He has served as a defensive coordinator since 1995 with stops in Carolina, Indianapolis, Houston, San Francisco and Chicago, where's he worked since 2015. He's built dominant defenses in different eras, successfully adapting to changes in personnel, philosophies and style.

The easy answer to the latter is in the person of secondary coach Ed Donatell, who has been defensive coordinator for Atlanta, Green Bay and Washington.

"He's an evil genius", Mack told NFL.com in November. Bowles has most recently run 3-4 schemes in both NY and Arizona, and Chicago's defensive personnel would be a much better fit than the Bucs, who have run a 4-3 as their base defense since 1990. He inherits a Denver defense that finished 13th in scoring at 21.8 points per game last season. "They get takeaways, they play tight coverage and they got a great run defense", Miller said. Though his specialty is defense, talking to him reveals a coach who understands all facets of the game. The Bears have improved each season under Fangio.

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