Broncos: Vic Fangio on the hot seat, other disappointments vs. Raiders

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Denver Broncos, Vic Fangio
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

Denver Broncos disappointments in loss vs. Raiders

Head coach Vic Fangio

Fangio’s team has simply been underprepared, outmatched, and outcoached in each of the last three weeks after the team’s 3-0 start to the 2021 season.

The way the team has played in the last three games — all losses — has simply been inexcusable.

They have been lethargic on offense.

The defense continually allows huge plays and that plagued them once again versus the Raiders.

The special teams continue to be a weak area of the team on a weekly basis.

Fangio has not been appropriately accountable for his team’s mistakes and mistakes that have been his own doing.

It’s safe to say that against the Raiders and in all three of the Broncos’ most recent games, Vic Fangio has been a disappointment and is on his way to becoming a defensive coordinator elsewhere in 2022.

Every week for the past three games, the Broncos are either totally outcoached or they can’t execute.

In the second half of the game, Fangio seemingly threw his challenge flag not once but twice out of pure desperation, completely ignoring the fact that the Raiders had made plays he argued they did not.

Given how poorly the Denver Broncos‘ defense has played against the Ravens, Steelers, and now the Raiders, how can you justify Fangio’s defensive expertise at the head coaching position?

His defense is not getting home in the pass rush department. The high-priced secondary (more on them later) is stinking up the place.

How much longer can the Broncos tolerate the “death by inches” Fangio vowed his team would not struggle with?

Three straight losses after a 3-0 start has the Broncos in a position now where the idea of the playoffs seems like a distant memory.