PHOENIX – Broncos coach Vic Fangio acquired an early begin to the NFL’s annual League Assembly this morning by doing interviews with Denver-area media.
Listed below are some highlights from his 10-minute session with two beat reporters:
*The Broncos will begin their offseason program on April 2.
“Sure, I’m wanting to have them again within the constructing so we are able to get to doing what we do as coaches,” Fangio mentioned.
*Since Fangio was final obtainable 9 days in the past, the Broncos signed cornerback Bryce Callahan, who performed for Fangio in Chicago.
The Broncos additionally signed Kareem Jackson to overtake their cornerback group to affix Chris Harris.
“Bryce is an efficient defensive again, each as a nook and a nickel defensive again,” Fangio mentioned. “He’s had a variety of taking part in time the final three or 4 years in each circumstances, extra in order the nickel DB. However we really feel like we’ve added a very good participant to our secondary that has some versatility.”
Jackson may play the nickel spot. Does that unencumber Chris Harris to play extra exterior?
“Presumably,” Fangio mentioned. “Between Chris, Bryce and Kareem, we’ve got guys who play nook or nickel and in Kareem’s case, presumably play security. It’s at all times good to have versatility once you’re placing the factor collectively as a result of there are principally 5 starters within the secondary with the nickel place being a starter. Invariably via the season, any individual might get harm for a sport or two in order that versatility will assist us survive these moments.”
*The Broncos launched security Darian Stewart earlier this month. Justin Simmons is anticipated to be one starter, however the different spot is open.
“I’d say it’s fairly large open,” Fangio mentioned. “Once more, Kareem may very well be a man that might play there additionally. I’m not saying that to point something aside from he’s able to taking part in security. So we’ve acquired guys obtainable that may play again there. Let’s see what his draft brings and faculty free company and go to work.”
The Broncos have Will Parks, Su’a Cravens, Trey Marshall and Jamal Carter, amongst others, beneath contract, however simply Fangio’s temporary remark in regards to the draft suggests a choose can be used on a security.
*Fangio is without doubt one of the few NFL head coaches who will name the defensive performs. The others are Carolina’s Ron Rivera, Atlanta’s Dan Quinn and Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer. Will Fangio attain out to a coach like Rivera this week about how he dealt with the sport administration?
“I don’t know if I’ll speak to Ron about it, but it surely’s one thing all of us should work via,” Fangio mentioned. “I’ll have a man or two that may assist me with the sport administration as we’re going. Most of your sport administration, not all of it, however most of it are on offense when you have got the ball so I’ll be freed as much as be closely concerned in these.”
*Fangio was requested if he’ll journey in the course of the pre-draft season to work out gamers.
“I haven’t executed a lot of that previously,” Fangio mentioned. “I’ll do some. I’ve executed it for numerous causes previously: One, I’ve needed data, I needed to fulfill the participant and possibly put him via just a little exercise. After which different occasions, it was only for a smokescreen, to attempt to let individuals suppose we had curiosity in a man once we actually didn’t.”
*As a result of Fangio is a brand new coach, the Broncos are permitted to have a bonus (voluntary) mini-camp, which would be the week of the draft.
Fangio mentioned Callahan (foot) is not going to take part and can “possibly” be prepared for OTAs in Might. He mentioned working again Phillip Lindsay (wrist) may also miss the primary mini-camp and added, “I’m undecided about OTAs but.”
*Fangio’s NFL Assistant Coach of the Yr trophy was not too long ago delivered to the Broncos’ facility.
“It simply got here the day I used to be leaving so it’s nonetheless in my workplace,” Fangio mentioned. “However it gained’t be there for lengthy.”
Fangio can be sending the trophy to his mother in Pennsylvania.