Vic Fangio watched ‘very little’ of the 2018 Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio get his own grasp on what he is dealing with in terms of the players on the team instead of looking back to 2018.
Well, Broncos Country, it looks as if the Denver Broncos are turning over a new leaf and putting the 2018 season to bed for good.
A lot has changed since the conclusion of last year: A new head coach, new quarterback, as well as other additions/departures. In about a month, the NFL draft will be here, and other decisions will be made then, too.
The former defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears has been complimented by a couple of colleagues since being hired by the Denver Broncos back in January. The additions of Kareem Jackson, Ja’Wuan James, and Bryce Callahan have surely helped.
However, Fangio is pumping the brakes on his opinions of the players he currently has and is going to coach.
"“In our system, in person and on the field by a long shot. I surprised [President of Football Operations/General Manager] John [Elway] when I said it, and it’s held true—I have watched very little of the Denver Broncos from the 2018 season. Very little. I bet you under 150 plays. The only guys I’ve watched are the guys we’ve had to make decisions on. If the guy’s on our roster and he’s going to be on our roster, I want to form my own opinion. I don’t want to watch other stuff.”"
The last part of the quote begs the question, which players has Fangio studied since being named head coach? Essentially, which guys are at risk of being released by the team? The guys who are on the roster bubble.
Those decisions are a long way away from being made into the 53-man roster. We still have not gotten to the draft yet, nor OTAs or training camp.
Looking back at the 2018 season, the Broncos were a mess, from quarterback play to coaching decisions, among other factors. It is a good thing that Fangio has decided to not look back at that mess. There are new coaches and new players on this team that have nothing to do with the 2018 Broncos.
In a matter of months, we will find out which players Vic Fangio thinks fit his team and the way he wants things done.
For now, we wait.