Following an eventful offseason, the Denver Broncos recently began voluntary minicamp under first-year head coach Vic Fangio. On Thursday, Fangio met with reporters and broke down how the first three days of practice went.
“I thought it went great,” Fangio said. “Guys had a good attitude and they were here to work, even though it’s very early.”
Fangio explained that he was pleased with the team’s attendance, as well as their effort. He also said that while there is still plenty of progress to be made, the Broncos are laying the foundation.
“We have a lot of little things we can improve on – but at least they see themselves on tape now in our systems and they can improve from there,” Fangio said.
The 60-year-old has been open about wanting to really get a chance to know his players, before coming to any conclusions. In fact, Fangio has said that other than the guys that were scheduled to be free agents, the former Bears defensive coordinator hardly even watched film on individuals this past winter. His reasoning being that he didn’t want to prematurely judge players or their abilities, before getting a chance to work with them.
Now that the players are back in action, though, Fangio is beginning to get a grip on what guys are capable of. More importantly, Fangio is starting to figure out who he wants to be as a head coach.
According to Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell, Fangio has handled the transition smooth and seamless.
“He’s the same guy, just an extension of running the whole team,” Donatell said.