New Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio talks with reporters at UCHealth Training Center on Thursday, January 10, 2019. (Photo: Mike Rice/KOA NewsRadio and Orange & Blue 760)
Discipline, accountability, attention to details and toughness.
These are some of the qualities new Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio will bring to the job, along with a promise that the Broncos won't experience "death by inches."
The Broncos introduced Fangio as the 17th head coach Thursday at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood.
Fangio has been an NFL assistant since 1986. He has spent time with the Saints, Panthers, Colts, Texans, Ravens, 49ers and, most recently, the Bears. He has been Chicago’s defensive coordinator since 2015.
He has also served as defensive coordinator for the 49ers (2011-2014), Texans (2002-2005), Colts (1999-2001) and Panthers (1995-1998), along with Stanford University (2010).
After the Bears fired head coach John Fox following the 2017 season, Fangio interviewed for the team’s head coaching position but lost out to current coach Matt Nagy. Fangio then agreed to a three-year contract to remain with Chicago as defensive coordinator.
Following remarks from Broncos President and CEO Joe Ellis and President of Football Operations/GM John Elway, Fangio spoke with reporters about his first opportunity to be a head coach at any level.
His concept of "death by inches" refers to the need to keep players and coaches accountable for everything they do. Any small mistake or error must be addressed and corrected so that an accumlation of small things does not lead to bigger problems.
A number of Broncos players were on hand for the press conference, including Von Miller, Emmanuel Sanders, Derek Wolfe, Domata Peko, Todd Davis and Shelby Harris.
Coach Fangio also spoke one-on-one with Voice of the Broncos Dave Logan. All audio is below.
Coach Fangio with Dave.
John Elway with Dave.
Coach Fangio press conference remarks.
John Elway press conference remarks.
Joe Ellis press conference remarks.