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Kerr: Vic Fangio will get Broncos ‘over that hump’

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The Denver Broncos are going to get over the hump with Vic Fangio in charge. At least that’s what Zach Kerr thinks after re-signing with the team in free agency.

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The Denver Broncos made some splashy moves in the first week of free agency, but an underrated pick-up could be the re-signing of interior defensive lineman Zach Kerr to a two-year deal.

In the interview above on First and 10 at 10 on Orange & Blue 760, Kerr noted that the big thing he wants to work on is his interior pass rushing.

One of the primary factors to re-signing with the team was new head coach Vic Fangio. Kerr alluded to that in both the interview on Wednesday and also in his presser. His relationship with the players on defensive line was one of the biggest factors.

“It actually played a lot. Me, Derek [Wolfe] and Von [Miller], we all actually work out together right now in our offseason. That played a big part in it. I was talking to Shelby [Harris] last night actually before [I made my decision] I was like, ‘You know what, I’m going to make the decision.’ I was just weighing my options. Let Shelby tell it, he’s the reason why I’m staying. It definitely was a big factor. We’re building something really good here. I feel like Vic [Fangio] is the guy to kind of take us over that hump, take us over the hill. I just want to be a part of it.”

Changing the culture is important to Kerr and now he has a deal in place to attack that goal with his teammates. With Fangio, it comes down to accountability and hard work. Kerr noted that the old school style is something that fits well with him and the other guys in that locker room.

“It’s hard to tell as far as from a personal standpoint. I know for the team, he’s going to make us accountable. Not saying there wasn’t accountability in the past but having a coach like him that is kind of old school and with his coaching style as tenacious as he is, I think it’s going to be a good fit for us and the guys in the locker room. I’m excited to see what he does. I don’t have a crystal ball or anything, but I know the beginning stages are looking pretty well so far, especially in free agency.”

Listening to his interview was a breathe of fresh air and when its backed up by the responses he had during his presser earlier in the week has to give us all a little bit to be excited about heading into the 2019 regular season.