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'They've come with the right attitude': HC Vic Fangio weighs in on start to virtual offseason program

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As the Broncos continue with their second week of the virtual offseason program, Head Coach Vic Fangio said the team's progress has been overwhelmingly positive.

"We've had 100-percent attendance [among players eligible to participate] with all of our meetings and the players have done a good job," Fangio said Tuesday on a Zoom call with Anheuser-Busch employees as he made his first comments since the offseason program began. "They've come with the right attitude, knowing that it's a little different doing it virtually."

UCHealth Training Center and the remaining 31 NFL training centers remained closed due to COVID-19.

The Broncos have met as both position groups and in their larger offensive and defensive groups to put in the foundation of the team's scheme.

"Our coaches have done a good job of planning the meetings out," Fangio said, "and I think everybody has been into the meetings — engaged and getting as much out of them as we can at this point."

Offensively, the Broncos are guided by new Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur, who is working to install a new scheme.

"Obviously with a new offensive system going in, the offensive players were anxious and ready to go to start learning the terminology and the plays, formations, etc, — everything that goes into that," Fangio said. "The offensive guys were particularly excited for it."

On the other side of the ball, Fangio and Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell will look to help their unit take another step in 2020 after finishing with a top 10 defense last season.

"The defensive guys are getting a nice review," Fangio said, "and they're able to watch themselves on cutups from last season executing some of the things that will carry over into this next season from our defense."

The Broncos will continue to meet virtually through at least next week. The NFL and NFLPA will then reconvene to decide on a plan for the rest of the offseason.

Through the first several days, though, the Broncos have seemingly made the most of an unusual scenario.

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