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Broncos to name Vic Fangio new coach; Kubiak returning to sideline

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GettyImages 1076013766 Broncos Hire Vic Fangio As New Head Coach

It's down to two for the Denver Broncos. The 58-year-old Scranton, PA native coached the Tennessee Titans for three seasons from 2011 to 2013, amassing a 22-26 mark and never reaching the playoffs.

The Denver Broncos have chose to go all in on their stronger side of the roster with the news that they're hiring Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to be their new head coach.

Zigging while everyone else zags, the Broncos sought a general in Fangio who could run his defense, leaving the offense to Gary Kubiak and everything else up to John Elway as Denver looks to snap its three-season playoff-less streak. Kubiak, the former Broncos coach who led them to Super Bowl 50 before retiring, was likely always going to be forced upon the next Denver head coach (and for good reason).

Fangio has been around the National Football League for a long time and has never made the jump to head coach. He has 20 years of experience as a defensive coordinator.

With Joseph out and Fangio in, the Broncos will look to capitalize on the plethora of talent the team has on the defensive side of the ball. The next task Fangio assumed was revamping a Chicago Bears defense that ranked No. 30 after the 2014 season. He's built dominant defenses in different eras, successfully adapting to changes in personnel, philosophies and style. "The guy knows the game in and out and he knows his players, and ultimately, he wants the best for us out there on the field, so he puts us in positions to make plays". Bowles has most recently run 3-4 schemes in both NY and Arizona, and Chicago's defensive personnel would be a much better fit than the Bucs, who have run a 4-3 as their base defense since 1990.

The only two starters that aren't under contract for next season are safety Adrian Amos and slot cornerback Bryce Callahan, so at worst, Chicago can return nine out of their 11 top contributors.

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