Vic Fangio enters his third season with the Denver Broncos in 2021 after being named the 17th head coach in franchise history on Jan. 10, 2019.
A 42-year coaching veteran with 34 seasons of NFL experience, Fangio was a defensive coordinator for 20 of the last 24 seasons at the NFL or college level before becoming the Broncos' head coach. He served as the Bears' defensive coordinator from 2015-18 after leading the defenses for San Francisco (2011-14), Stanford University (2010), Houston (2002-05), Indianapolis (1999-2001) and Carolina (1995-98).
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"… If you're going to put a percentage on … the evaluation and comparing [OTAs with training camp and the preseason], [it's] two to three percent these last few weeks," Head Coach Vic Fangio said. "The rest of the 97, 98 percent of it is yet to come."
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Plus, read about why Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur moved to the coaching box during games, when Fangio knew Peyton Manning would be an all-time player and how Drew Lock would assess his chemistry with Jerry Jeudy.
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The Broncos' defense will likely face its biggest challenge of the year. If they're up for it, the Broncos could earn a monumental win and defeat the Chiefs for the first time since Week 2 of the 2015 season.
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"We compete like hell on Sundays to beat each other, but ultimately we're all in this thing together," Fangio said. "It doesn't matter who's at fault or who had the positive test, we all just have to deal with it."
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Fangio said he has spoken with President/CEO Joe Ellis and President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway about the protocols and his commitment to following them more stringently.
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The two-hour meeting, which was held in a socially distant manner with most of the team in the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse and others joining virtually from the team room in the main facility, featured Head Coach Vic Fangio, Director of Sports Medicine Steve "Greek" Antonopulos and a number of the team's top executives.