clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Are we really talking about Vic Fangio being in the limelight after week 1?

Football is back and we have good old NFL drama already in week 1. Even after I called him out in my game it a bit much?

Tennessee Titans v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

I wasn’t alone in critiquing Vic Fangio’s clock management in week 1. That being said, after sleeping on it, are we really making a big deal out of this?

The team could have and should have won the game in any of several other ways. Lock could have extended one of any of the drives in the 2nd half. The offense could have called more plays for the red-hot Noah Fant. The defense could have made a stop on one of MULTIPLE 3rd down opportunities against the Titans in the 2nd half.

The one thing I really like is that Fangio went back today and watched the tape. He saw what we all saw: he whiffed big on an opportunity. I give big credit to a coach that takes responsibility for it publicly. That shows a human who is still learning, growing, and man enough to admit a mistake.

I for one expect him to find a solution in the future for how to handle clock management better when he’s needing to call the defense.

Broncos News:

The Neutral Zone (Ep. 97): How the Broncos move forward after a Week 1 loss
On this episode of "The Neutral Zone," Phil Milani and Aric DiLalla take a look at the issues that plagued the Broncos in a 16-14 loss to the Titans.

‘It was just my miss’: HC Vic Fangio details end-of-game decisions during loss to Titans
Fangio also discussed the play of Bradley Chubb, Michael Ojemudia and how two fourth-and-one situations impacted the game.

Broncos place Von Miller on injured reserve
Miller suffered an ankle injury during practice on Sept. 8 and underwent surgery on Sept. 11.

Other NFL News:

Allen Robinson feels disrespected in contract extension talks with Bears
Allen Robinson's lack of a contract extension in Chicago has left him frustrated. So frustrated, in fact, he's wiped his social media of all references to the Bears. Tom Pelissero reports Robinson feels he's been disrespected by the Bears' offers.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Packers vault into top three
After the opening week of the 2020 season, Dan Hanzus' NFL Power Rankings feature a whole bunch of movement, including a new team in the top three and some fresh hell at No. 32.

Week 1 DVOA Ratings | Football Outsiders
Baltimore starts the year at No. 1 again, which is not a surprise. But some of the lower ratings after Week 1 are a surprise. What is Minnesota doing ahead of Green Bay, and why is Kansas City only 16th after what looked like a dominating Opening Night performance?

Creative Jadeveon Clowney trade squashed; running backs get paid - Sports Illustrated
Our Business of Football expert has plenty of thoughts on one of the busiest times of the year for player acquisition and contract negotiations.

NFL threatens to discipline coaches for not wearing face masks - Sports Illustrated
The NFL sent a memo reminding teams that coaches and staff members must wear face coverings on the sidelines after several violated the rule on Sunday.

San Francisco 49ers condemn racist messages sent to Arizona Cardinals' Budda Baker
The San Francisco 49ers publicly condemned the person who sent racist messages to Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker and announced that they have begun an investigation into identifying the fan with the intention of banning them from future games.

Brett Favre takes issue with Bucs' Bruce Arians publicly calling out Tom Brady
Brett Favre took issue with Bucs coach Bruce Arians' postgame comments about Tom Brady that Favre perceived to be critical, saying Tuesday on his radio show, "I think the last person you want to call out after the first game of the year is Tom Brady."

Predicting the next NFL players to reset the market - Who could get big deals soon?
Here's a look at the current highest-paid player at each position around the NFL, and who'll set the bar higher.