Denver Broncos: Fangio/Munchak Boast Complete Team Already
The hires of Vic Fangio and Mike Munchak are poised to make the Denver Broncos a complete team on the offense and defensive side of the ball.
When the Denver Broncos hired Vic Fangio as their next head coach, the question became the direction of the offense. Rich Scangarello will assume that position for the team as coordinator. The form of a possible complete team is with the hire of Mike Munchak to coach the offensive line. Munchak’s toughness in that role is boasted by a resume needing no introduction.
Munchak is a Hall of Fame player that brings a gold jacket to the Mile High City. According to many in the NFL, Munchak is well regarded as the top offensive line coach in the business. His former quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, said the the team would miss Munchak. It is understandable. The offensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed 23 sacks this season. Steelers nearly doubled that last season. Three of the Steelers offensive linemen were Pro Bowlers in the last two seasons.
One thing is very certain. The offensive line woes will be all but neutralized with Munchak at the helm. Development of Garett Bolles, Connor McGovern, Ronald Leary, Matt Paradis (if re-signed) and a potential new right tackle will be paramount to growth upfront. Offensive line production was one of the strongest weaknesses on the Denver Broncos. Munchak considering the team is a move that goes beyond any player signing. He instantly will make them better day one.
The strongest unit on the team is the defense. Fangio hired Ed Donatell to be the defensive coordinator and Brandon Staley as outside linebackers coach. Bill Kollar reportedly will remain on staff with defensive line. Make no mistake, Fangio will call the plays on defense. He also will warrant the best from all on his side of the ball. If players miss an assignment, it will result in a death by inches effect. That is if the team is not careful.
Von Miller, Bradley Chubb will be key focal points on defense as Chris Harris looks to man the secondary with help of possible new additions. There will be new faces on defense and offense. Such is life of a losing record in back-to-back years.
However, the team is better than the record indicates in large part due to the rookie class contribution in 2018. If those players took a huge leap their first season, then imagine what it will be next year. Mixed in with two veteran coaches capable getting the most of every one of the players talents.
Holes on the staff remain, but already team looks more complete on offense and defense with Vic Fangio and Mike Munchak on board.