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Broncos defensive line has to get to Mahomes
08-14-2019, 08:51 AM,
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Broncos defensive line has to get to Mahomes
Everyone knows that the Kansas City Chiefs have been incredible on offense this season. For the Denver Broncos to get a win on Monday Night Football several moons will have to align. When Adam Gotsis sat down with the guys on 1st and 10 at 10 he mentioned something that definitely caught my attention. Perhaps the most important aspect of the defense will be stopping Patrick Mahomes. He has been on a historic run Demarcus Walker Jersey , and the Chiefs are putting up points all over the place. Gotsis made a specific observation that could be the key to slowing the Chiefs down.Andrew Mason had asked a question about Mahomes’ ability to extend plays. There was an interesting aspect to that answer. The defensive line wants to prevent the Chiefs from turning busted plays into positive yards. They also may have a read on the young QB. Gotsis talked about Mahomes patting the ball. I decided to do a little digging.I am not a film guy. There are plenty of guys on MHR like Jeff or Joe who take the time to do all the study. However, when I pulled up some film studies I noticed a small hitch in Mahomes throw. Not huge, but he seems to pat the ball once quickly before almost every throw. If the defense has a read on that, it could play into their hands.If you listen to the MHR Radio Podcast, you know I am on record as stating the Chiefs are going to put up 50 on the Broncos. However, hearing this little bit from Gotsis makes me feel like the defense could have something. Here’s hoping they do, and they can turn a positive rush into some big wins on the defensive side of the ball. And Denver’s former Super Bowl-winning quarterback believes Vic Fangio is the perfect coach to get the Broncos back on the winning track." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteMile High Reporta Denver Broncos communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBroncosOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Broncos NewsBroncos 2019 Draft ClassBroncos PodcastsBroncos 2019 ScheduleKey Offseason DatesCommunity RulesFull ArchiveBroncos StoriesScheduleRosterStatsOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Manning: Broncos’ new head coach is competitive, ‘all football’New,37commentsAnd Denver’s former Super Bowl-winning quarterback believes Vic Fangio is the perfect coach to get the Broncos back on the winning track. Manning: Broncos’ new head coach is competitive, ‘all football’denverbroncos.comIt’s easy to forget just how many teams Vic Fangio has coached in some way.Peyton Manning hasn’t forgotten.In the final game of his first year in the NFL - a season in which Manning earned the NFL record for most interceptions thrown by a rookie QB - the young quarterback faced Vic Fangio’s Panthers’ defense. And it didn’t go well.“It was not a great game...but I think we might have had a chance to get back in it, and I was trying to throw the ball away and didn’t throw high enough and Eric Davis intercepted it,” Manning recalled on Thursday at Dove Valley. “It was a fitting ending to a pretty miserable season.”But Manning got the benefit of that Fangio defensive mind the following season when the no-nonsense coach joined the Colts as the defensive coordinator under Jim Mora. And No. 18 was quick to give Fangio a lot of credit for the team’s turnaround that year.“He’s super competitive Connor McGovern Jersey , and he wanted to win every practice against the offense,” Manning said during a chat with media while visiting OTAs. “We went from 3-13 to 13-3, and a lot of that had to do with Vic solidifying the defense, which really helped the offense.”There were a few times, however, Manning didn’t quite appreciate Fangio’s competitive nature. He described a particular practice where the defense was holding a lot, and Manning didn’t like it.“They would have the upper hand a lot in practice. And it could be irritating,” Manning joked. “I was probably complaining a lot. [Fangio] put a plate of wine and cheese in my locker. He didn’t say it was him, but I knew it was him.” Manning also discovered back then what the Broncos players are learning right now - Fangio is not about to waste practice time heaping praise on players.“If you get a compliment from Vic Fangio, you’ve done something special,” Manning added. “He’s all football. He loves it. He’s a grinder. I think he’ll do a great job.”That competitive “all football” nature - more than his defensive mind - is why Manning believes Fangio will be able to restore winning ways in Denver.“I think coaches don’t like being labeled an offensive coach, defensive coach ... VIc is a football coach Carlos Henderson Jersey ,” Manning said, adding that if Fangio were asked to “be an offensive coordinator or receivers coach,” he could do it because he can coach football. “But he happens to be one of the great defensive minds in the game, and I think he’ll be a great leader of the entire team, not just one side of the ball.”And there’s no doubt in Manning’s mind that Fangio impressed John Elway with that mindset.“Obviously I think Vic earned John’s respect and impressed him in that interview. He impressed him by being who he is. He probably wore that same gray sweatsuit that he has out there at practice - ‘Just get me into my coaching gear and my headset and my whistle and let’s go,’” Manning said. “He hasn’t changed one bit since 1999 in Indianapolis. That’s what John saw - ‘this guy’s a football coach, and we need to get back to playing solid fundamental football around here,’” Manning added. “That’s what wins games and that’s been the core of what the Broncos have been about, and I think Vic will bring that to Denver.”And any player not ready for that approach just might find a plate of wine and cheese in his locker.
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