When the Denver Broncos hired Vic Fangio, there was a clear purpose behind the move. A big issue that faced the Broncos under the previous regime seemed to be a lack of discipline. When Derek Wolfe Joined Ryan Edwards, Andrew Mason, and Steve Atwater on 1st & 10 at 10, they discussed the change at head coach, and how discipline can help lead to wins.
“It’s a game of inches, so you can’t give up 100 yards in penalties, an entire length of the football field in...”
Paired with Fangio’s line of death by inches, it is clear that Denver’s players understand the importance of doing the little things correctly. The little things add up, and every little mistake is one step closer to giving up points, or makes the difference between having to punt, or have a chance to put points on the board.
There is excitement in the air in Denver because of what Vic Fangio brings to the team. Discipline starts in the meetings, according to Wolfe. Players trickling in late leads to mistakes on the practice field, which carries over to games.
Wolfe also discussed creating a new identity on defense. Trying to fall back on what the defense was in 2015 won’t work. The Broncos have had good defenses for several years, and now it will be time for Fangio to put his own mark on that side of the ball. It can’t be about trying to recreate something old, but instead it has to be about building something new, that is just as good.
The players seem to be excited about a new era in Broncos Country. Here’s hoping the success comes quickly, and Denver can get back to winning games again.