The Denver Broncos notably hired Vic Fangio to serve as the team’s next head coach and the longtime NFL mind has already made quite the impact it seems. If you ask veteran pass rusher Von Miller, the Super Bowl champion will tell you that he is very much on board with what Fangio and his staff are implementing in Denver.
“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,” Miller recently 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.”
Up-and-coming pass rusher Bradley Chubb also appears to be a fan of Fangio and the reformed culture in Denver.
“A lot of guys are holding guys accountable, whether it be in the weight room or in the meetings,” Chubb added, via The Athletic. “If I’m not writing something down, Jeff [Holland] is checking me like, ‘Hey, make sure you write that down.’ Stuff like that. The first team meeting — it started at 8 but guys were in there at 7:55 in their seats. I remember a couple times last year, guys would be rolling in at 7:59. Just a culture change like that. Everybody wants to be better than when we were at 5-11 and 6-10.”
Of course, the Broncos missed out on the postseason in 2018, leading to the eventual arrival of Fangio and company.