Vic Fangio ends rookie haircuts in Broncos’ camp


Rookie hazing is a tradition in most training camps. It mostly involves rookies carrying veterans’ shoulder pads and helmets after practice, bringing food for the meeting room or team plane and singing in a team meeting.

Sometimes, though, it goes too far or a rookie objects to the “special” treatment.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio, who is not a fan of rookie hazing, has banned his team’s long-running tradition of crazy rookie haircuts.

“I just don’t think it’s right. I just don’t believe in hazing,” Fangio said Tuesday, via Nicki Jhabvala of “There are traditions that stay put. Guys are getting up in front of the team and doing a little skit every night. Maybe a rookie’s carrying somebody’s pads off the field and so on, or bringing in the doughnuts or the breakfast. But nothing physical.”

Linebacker Bradley Chubb was looking forward to participating in giving haircuts this year after getting an ugly one from the veterans last year.

“Oh, man, you saw my haircut last year,” Chubb said, via Mike Klis of Denver’ 9News. “I wanted to get somebody back this year so bad. But it’s all good. It grew back, so I’m not too mad anymore.”

14 responses to “Vic Fangio ends rookie haircuts in Broncos’ camp

  1. whether it translates to wins in the immediate future (cant expect him to turn it around in 2.5 weeks of preseason football), i like what he’ll do to the culture.

    Now if only they didnt fricken pass on Devin Bush…

  2. I’m very excited about the cruelty about to beset Broncos fan during the regular season!

  3. Program looks much improved to me overall. How can you not be a fan of someone who has taken such a long road to get to where he is? I kind of want to see the old dude do good. Just left the Mile-High City by the way this weekend. Pretty much everybody there is high!

  4. Football God says:
    August 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    Fangio is the Guy who yells at kids to get off his lawn

    6 14 Rate This

    Wouldn’t the guy who yells at kids to get off his lawn be someone who’s old school and believes in hazing?

    Listen to his interviews, the way he kids around with and pokes at his players and you’ll see how poor your take is. Or look at practice today when he, Von Miller and Chubb went over and got the fans going with a slow clap that started building. Really you just need to look at anything he’s done this offseason to see that despite being 61 year old he’s the farthest thing from a “get off my lawn” guy that there is.

  5. In related news, a cry room complete with legos, a cotton candy machine, and the recorded phrase, “you’re special” playing on a loop, were installed at the Broncos practice facility

  6. Football God says:
    August 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Fangio is the Guy who yells at kids to get off his lawn
    and they DO

  7. Hazing sucks because it doesn’t fit everyone’s personality. I particularly don’t like the 32k meals rookies sometimes have to pay.

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