DENVER — This isn't really about Vic Fangio.Oh, he’s the 60-year-old football lifer from Pennsylvania at the center of a Broncos news conference on Thursday. He’s the old-school new head coach here. But this isn’t really about him.Sorry, it's not.This is about the Broncos being honest with themselves. By hiring the grizzled Bears defensive coordinator on Monday as their next head coach, the Broncos voted in their candidate for the next four years — the length of Fangio's contract — with an agenda to win now. Not from now on. Now.No tanking for Tua. No bomb for Fromm. No revamp, remodel, rebuild. If anything, it's more of a rerun.It’s the wrong way to go — not with Fangio, who's going to be just fine as the 17th coach in team history — but for the Broncos. They're 17-28 over most of three seasons, and that doesn't add up to a team that's close. It's a team that's holding onto the past without acknowledging how much time has passed … [Read more...] about Paul Klee: The Broncos will win with new head coach Vic Fangio if….
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ENGLEWOOD — Forget RPOs. John Elway is going with AARP.The Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, 60, has accepted Elway's offer to become the Denver Broncos' next head coach, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Wednesday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Broncos didn't announce the hiring, something the team won't do until Fangio signs his contract. He's expected to be introduced as the club's 17th head coach on Thursday.Fangio replaces Vance Joseph , who was fired on New Year's Eve after posting the franchise's first back-to-back losing seasons since the early 1970s.Fangio and Elway, who turns 59 this summer, will make up one of the oldest coach-GM duos in the NFL in 2019.Although Fangio, who turns 61 in August, has no NFL head coaching experience, he has been an assistant for 32 years in the NFL and 34 seasons overall, beginning with the Philadelphia Stars of the old USFL in 1984.Just like former Denver defensive … [Read more...] about Denver Broncos pick Vic Fangio as new head coach
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team hadn't announced the hiring. Fangio has spent 34 years as an assistant, including two years in the old USFL, but has never been a head coach at any level.Fangio, who turns 61 in August, is the oldest of the five candidates Elway interviewed to replace Vance Joseph, whom he fired after the Broncos went 11-21 in his two seasons.Fangio spent the last four seasons with the Bears.The 2018 season was his best as Chicago used a mix of youth and experience to lead the league in total defense and allow an NFL-low 17.7 points per game.He has 19 years of coordinating experience for the Panthers, Colts, Texans, 49ers and Bears.He's built dominant defenses in different eras, successfully adapting to changes in … [Read more...] about Sources: Broncos pick Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as new head coach
Kirstie Chiappelli Omnisport @kchiappelli Updated at 12:27 p.m. ET Updated at 12:27 p.m. ET Denver is done with its head coach search. The Broncos have reached an agreement with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to become the team's next head coach, ESPN reported , citing unidentified sources. The report noted the deal will be for four years and include a team option for a fifth. Fangio, 60, is the architect of the league’s No. 1 scoring defense in 2018 but has never been a head coach on any level. He previously served as defensive coordinator for the 49ers, Texans, Colts and Panthers. Vic Fangio has 19 years of experience as an NFL defensive coordinator:— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 9, 2019 Read This Broncos block teams wanting to interview Gary Kubiak, report says Bob Hille Broncos narrow head-coach search to two candidates, … [Read more...] about Broncos hire Bears DC Vic Fangio as new head coach, reports say
The Denver Broncos and general manager John Elway will soon be looking for a new head coach to replace Vance Joseph after two seasons.That’s the word from Mike Florio of NBC Sports, who reported on Thursday that the Broncos will fire Joseph following the 2018 campaign.“Unless Elway changes his mind (which is always possible), coach Vance Joseph’s tenure as the head coach is expected to end after only two years,” Florio reported.This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. At 6-8 on the season, Denver is one more defeat away from consecutive losing seasons for the first time since the early 1970s.The team pretty much fell out of playoff contention with a loss to the lowly San Francisco 49ers back in Week 14. A loss this past Saturday night to Cleveland seemed to be the final straw.It was previously noted that former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan was discussed as a possible replacement for Joseph after last season. Shanahan’s son, current … [Read more...] about Report: Broncos expected to fire head coach Vance Joseph