Denver Broncos: People under the most pressure in 2021

Denver Broncos OLB Von Miller - Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Denver Broncos, Vic Fangio
Jan 3, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio during the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Vic Fangio

Okay, I know I’m breaking the rule of “players” as seen in the headline, but it has to be said.

2020 was sort of a fluke year with the COVID-19 situation and all of the injuries, but it’s a coach’s job to get players prepared whether they are primarily backups or not.

On the field, Fangio has struggled with several things. One of those being clock management. Despite all of the talent on the defensive side of the ball, it’s hard to win if there are silly mistakes being made.

Play calling on the offensive side of the ball was all over the place in 2020. Lock did make some poor reads at times, and that is not forgiven.

You have Pat Shurmur calling plays on the offensive side, and sometimes those play calls were highly questionable. Remember when the Broncos ran the ball on 2nd-and-long?

This argument is partially his fault too, but I can see why some people would disagree: Blame it on Shurmur!

The thing is, a head coach has the power to overrule things that go on.

If the Broncos happened to make an upgrade at the quarterback position, chances are that Fangio’s seat would not be hot. At this point, it could be warm…

Or, blazing hot.