Denver Broncos: Ranking team’s 4 biggest problems

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Denver Broncos, Vic Fangio
Nov 1, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

2. The coaching staff

Vic Fangio is just not a good head coach. You can try hard to sway that opinion, but I won’t be convinced. During his short tenure with the team, he’s proven it.

Fangio has several problems from time management during games to (much like Vance Joseph) not having the team ready to play on gamedays. You can blame the league or the team’s quarterback room for the recent debacle against the New Orleans Saints if you like, but Fangio is supposed to be the leader of the team at the end of the day and he deserves blame as well.

But then he publicly criticizes his own  quarterbacks for putting the team in that situation and, I’m sorry, but that’s not a good leader.

Fangio runs a great defensive scheme. He has a long track record of proving that  and he absolutely deserves credit for being a defensive specialist. But he’s not a head coach and for a guy who has been in the league as long as he has without having a head coaching position offered to him, you’ve got to believe there is a good reason for that.

But it doesn’t stop with Fangio. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is just as bad. One of the biggest criticisms Broncos fans have screamed about this season is the playcalling and if you have watched the games, it’s impossible to disagree.

Shurmur has not put his offense in a position to succeed and the Week 12 game against the Saints was a prime example.

Both of these guys were poor choices for the positions they are in and neither of them instills much confidence in fans going forward.