Head coach Vic Fangio has provided some key hints that make me think that the Denver Broncos are going to be much improved from previous few seasons.
While the Denver Broncos were successful in winning their first preseason game of 2019, there are going to be things that they need to improve on.
One major improvement I have noticed in the limited time Fangio has been the head coach of the Broncos is the discipline he emphasizes to his players. Now, what exactly do I mean by that?
Fangio is the type of coach that demands greatness. He has made it clear that tackling will be a necessity for his defensive backs and cornerback Horace Richardson has bought into that already, making five tackles in the team’s win over the Atlanta Falcons in the Hall of Fame Game.
Fangio does not let things slide. He demands greatness from his coaches and his players.
Defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker was happy about his performance in the game, but Fangio downplayed Walker’s comments to him.
This, in my opinion, is what players should want in a head coach. It is not ideal to have a head coach that will say a player had a good game when it is clear the player could have done even better.
It’s a type of drive Fangio has. He wants to bring out the best in his players. To have him say something along the lines of, “let’s see what else you can bring to the table,” that is extremely refreshing to see.
Fangio’s comment about Walker is something the previous coaching staff would not say. As a football team, you need to have a head coach who knows how to handle his players and get the most out of them, as long as possible.
This is also a great sign in terms of having the team stay focused. Fangio is all-football. I strongly believe that the hiring of Vic Fangio was the best decision for the team. But, as Fangio would say, there is still a lot of work to be done.