The Denver Broncos have a new leader. The AFC West franchise hired head coach Vic Fangio to restore and reshape the team this offseason. With Fangio now getting the Broncos’ 2019 campaign underway, Denver’s newest head coach recently explained his “death by inches” coaching concept.
“If you’re running a meeting, whether it be a team meeting, offense or defense meeting, a position coach meeting and a player walks in, say 30 seconds late, 45 seconds late — that act in it of itself really has no impact on whether you’re going to win or lose that week,” Fangio explained, via The Athletic. “But if you let it slide, the next day there’s two or three guys late or it went from 30 seconds to two minutes. It causes an avalanche of problems.
“That’s death by inches.”
Although he has not been in Denver for very long, Fangio has clearly made an impact on his players.
“I was here for the [introductory] press conference, and same guy that everybody saw in the press conference was the same guy that we saw this morning,” Broncos pass rusher Von Miller told The Athletic. “That’s a compliment. You don’t want this guy to be in the press conference, then he gets in front of the team and is this guy, then when you’re one-on-one with him he’s this guy. It’s not the case with Coach Vic, and I knew that from all the players that he’s coached that I’m familiar with. I knew he was that type of guy, and he was definitely that today.”
The Broncos did not reach the postseason last year. Denver will now try to make a quick turnaround with Fangio officially on board.