Question 2: Will Vic Fangio be as good of a HC as he is a DC?
Although Vic Fangio is anything but a rookie coach in the NFL, he’s a rookie head coach, which comes with quite a different set of responsibilities.
Obviously, the Broncos are hoping Fangio can put his defensive mastery to work with the tantalizing pieces they have on the roster defensively, but Fangio is now in charge of the whole team.
Will he be as good of a head coach as he is a coordinator?
The NFL’s assistant of the year in 2018 who has been the architect of a number of the NFL’s best defenses over the last couple of decades is seemingly off to a great start with the Broncos.
Fangio talks the talk but the way players talk about him, he walks the walk as well.
Fangio is results driven. Considering his roots as a baseball fanatic, that makes sense. Fangio’s affinity for baseball, which is predictable based on metrics, trends, and statistics more than probably any other sport, gives him an edge in game planning and scheming for NFL offenses.
His defenses have always been good about taking advantage of an offense’s predictable habits.
Fangio knows which weapons to deploy to combat any type of offense. Ask Sean McVay about Fangio’s offense. Ask Doug Pederson.
Fangio has routinely shut down some of the brightest offensive minds in the NFL today, and his tactical, analytical approach and old-school style of daily preparation is going to make a massive difference with the Broncos, in my opinion.