Being an NFL head coach is not for the faint-hearted.
You have to manage the situation in every snap to ensure victory.
Adjustments are also necessary when a starter gets injured.
The team might not be as talented when that happens, but they must keep on playing.
He Might Not Reach Black Monday
There’s a depressing annual tradition in the NFL that comes after the Super Bowl.
Head coaches and general managers pray that they keep their jobs a day after the league declares a champion.
Sports websites pick up the news of the firing, which can give them content for days.
But there’s one coach that might not even hold his position until Black Monday.
Denver Broncos’ Vic Fangio has the hottest head coaching seat in the NFL.
Broncos are 0-4 since Vic Fangio cried about a 5 yard run 😂😂😂😂
— Kirk Hastings (@KHastings95) October 22, 2021
Some say it’s the Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy who might get the pink slip the soonest.
Yes, the Bears are struggling at the moment, especially after a 38-3 defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But at least he led the Bears to two playoff appearances during his tenure.
Fangio’s just the opposite since he took the Broncos’ position in 2019.
He took over from Vance Joseph, who lasted for only two seasons.
The Broncos haven’t reached the playoffs since winning Super Bowl 50 with Peyton Manning.
You want the cold hard truth?
Teddy Bridgewater – Not the answer
Drew Lock – Not the answer
Vic Fangio – Not the answer
Pat Shurmur – Not the answer
The #Broncos have no owner and a 1st year GM who did not address the long-term plan at QB. There is no end in sight.
— Denver Broncos 365 (@DailyBroncos) October 17, 2021
They’ve only had one winning season during the down years, and 2021 started as if it was the second.
Denver won its first three games against the Giants, the Jaguars, and the Jets.
Experts touted the Broncos for having an elite defensive unit.
However, it was a fluke as the season progressed because those teams had a combined 4-15 record through Week 7.
Fangio and the Broncos suffered four straight losses against more formidable opponents and scored an average of 13.3 points against AFC North opponents.
Vic Fangio & Pat Shurmur inviting Andy Reid to the AFCW cellar. pic.twitter.com/VefgvzfYQ9
— Shred Durst (@ShredDurst84) October 24, 2021
Under him, the Broncos are struggling on both sides.
But Denver’s problems are not a one-year anomaly because Fangio is yet to have a winning season with the Broncos.
He went 7-9 in his first season and 5-11 in his second.
Broncos For Sale
The Estate of Pat Bowlen will likely put up the Broncos for sale once they settle the right of first refusal issues with former owner Edgar Kaiser.
Once they do, they might clean house with the coaching staff, and Fangio becomes unemployed.
But with or without sale, the Broncos are not improving with him at the helm.
It’s time for him to go before anyone else.