Vic Fangio disappointed, but not discouraged by Broncos loss

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The Broncos gave up a touchdown after a long Raiders drive to open Monday night’s game and then lost five yards on their first offensive play in a series of events that pretty much described the way the first half played out in Oakland.

Denver punted at the end of that possession and they punted again before the Raiders drove 95 yards for another score that allowed them to go into halftime up 14-0 in front of a raucous crowd. The Broncos would be more effective in the second half, but the result was never really in doubt as the Raiders all but iced the game when Josh Jacobs scored his second touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

After the loss, Broncos head coach Vic Fangio shared his message to his players.

“That I was extremely disappointed in the loss, but not discouraged,” Fangio said, via KUSA. “I think once we see some of the mistakes we made, or plays we didn’t make, that we can see that we can be better than we played tonight.”

One area the Broncos need to improve in is their red zone efficiency. Their first three trips to the red zone resulted in field goals thanks to sacks and a dropped pass in the end zone by wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton. Cashing in one of those trips would have made a world of difference in what wound up as a 24-16 loss to open the season.

20 responses to “Vic Fangio disappointed, but not discouraged by Broncos loss

  1. Very True, but that almighty broncos D lost that game.
    guitarkevin says:
    September 10, 2019 at 8:12 am
    Welcome to the Joe Flacco era Denver. Some nights he can WOW you, but most nights, he’s Average Joe.

  2. Be honest, they just lost to last year’s divisional basement, Flacco is an ailing sticking plaster and this team is tanking for Tua – or whoever. Surely even Elway could pick the #1 pick, no?

  3. He was hired as Head Coach because he was a great D Coordinator. More often than not, these guys fail, because coordinators trying to run their system and also be Head Coaches are like clock radios, which are both a crappy clock and crappy radio.

  4. “He was hired as Head Coach because he was a great D Coordinator. More often than not, these guys fail, because coordinators trying to run their system and also be Head Coaches are like clock radios, which are both a crappy clock and crappy radio.”

    How charitable of you to give Fangio one game before deciding that he is a failure as a head coach. You would be the worst GM in history of sports.

  5. Biggest issue was how incredibly flat they were. Mistakes can be corrected but the real question is why nobody seemed excited to be out there.

  6. It’s one game.

    I am pretty sold on Fangio as a coach, I think he needs time to adjust too. The worst part is having the Bears and Packers now back-to-back. Gulp.

    Hamilton’s end zone drop is inexcusable. That changed the game.

  7. The HOF QB, GM… who can’t draft and develop a QB to save his life.

    Now it appears the D won’t be carrying them either… long Bronco season coming,

    Who needs that Wade Phillips anyway?

  8. In 3,2,1… Elway pushes to pick up Eli Manning, while cajoling Steve Young to come out of retirement… and brings back Brock Osweiler… or was that Brock Lesner???

  9. That’s only one game under Fangio but also three so-so years under other coaches. The D looked old and slow and the stars on offense were invisible. Time to lose some big contracts and rebuild?

  10. Just glad they went for a Field Goal when down 21-6. Effectively, he turned a 2 touchdown deficit (down 15)….into a 2 touchdown deficit (down 12) with 8 minutes left in the game. You have to go for it there, especially with the way that offense was playing. Reminded me of John Fox just kneeling out in the 4th quarter against the Ravens with 48 seconds left on the clock to get into OT (and then lose). YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME.

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