Broncos hire Vic Fangio: Instant analysis of Denver's new head coach

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Todd Bowles may not be atop many lists to fill head coaching vacancies, but that doesn't mean he lacks suitors as a coordinator. The decision, on the surface, may seem perplexing. The Broncos collected 44 sacks, a spike from 33 in 2017, and netted 28 takeaways, fifth best, and 11 more than last season. The 60-year-old began his NFL coaching career in 1986 with the New Orleans Saints and has spent his entire coaching career on the defensive side of the football.

Elway leaned on experience, hiring Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as Denver's new head coach, sources tell Denver7's Troy Renck. Former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is expected to move from his role in the front office to become Fangio's offensive coordinator. In that season the Bears acquired Khalil Mack and saw their defense go from good to great. In each of the final three years of his 49ers tenure, Fangio's defenses finished in the top-three for scoring. "Giving that opportunity, the resources behind him that we can give him, I think it's a great job".

"I pay attention to the schemes that these guys run". "I feel like the Bears definitely got a defense that can go all the way". "And most of that's all coordinated, so we know what they're running but, like I said, Vic Fangio, we practiced against them this year and they run a 3-4 perfectly", Harris said. He agreed in principle to become the Buccaneers' new defensive coordinator on a staff with Bruce Arians, under whom he served in Arizona.

Fangio has never been a head coach at any level.

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The easy answer to the latter is in the person of secondary coach Ed Donatell, who has been defensive coordinator for Atlanta, Green Bay and Washington.

The Broncos have had four starting quarterbacks over that span, including free agent Case Keenum, who was underwhelming in his first year in Denver in 2018.

Broncos star linebacker Von Miller suggested last month that the Bears' defense could lead Chicago to the Super Bowl title much as Denver's defense had three years ago - even in an age of potent offenses capitalizing on ever friendlier rules to run up scores.

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