Update: Denver/Fangio agree to 4yr deal - Bears need a DC

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Re: Update: Denver/Fangio agree to 4yr deal - Bears need a D

Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:26 pm

They turn that franchise around and Arian retires, Bowles is a head coach again.
I am a big fan of Todd, and I wish it would have worked out. But I don't blame him one bit. He kept his word to the guy that put his name on the map.
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:50 pm

MoFugger wrote:They turn that franchise around and Arian retires, Bowles is a head coach again.
I am a big fan of Todd, and I wish it would have worked out. But I don't blame him one bit. He kept his word to the guy that put his name on the map.
Exactly. Sucks for us, but it isn't like the cupboard is bare and the position wouldn't be a springboard for a recently fired or displaced DC candidate. But need to look at who might be the next man up if the DC we hire gets an offer next offseason, which makes it tougher.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:20 pm

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Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:31 pm

I tried to watch part of an interview that he did with the Jeff Joniak counterpart in Denver.

Oh, Vic. You are SO, SO awkward. I love the guy. He was a phenomenal DC in Chicago, SF, etc. He just doesn't seem to have the personality, savvy, or salesmanship to be a head coach. As a head coach, you have to sell your players on what you're doing, and why. Vic is a mad scientist type, with beakers and bunsen burners, cooking up evil defensive schemes. He's not a head coach. *SIGH*.

I'm still happy for him. I just don't see this going very well.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:13 pm

Bears Whiskey Nut wrote:I tried to watch part of an interview that he did with the Jeff Joniak counterpart in Denver.

Oh, Vic. You are SO, SO awkward. I love the guy. He was a phenomenal DC in Chicago, SF, etc. He just doesn't seem to have the personality, savvy, or salesmanship to be a head coach. As a head coach, you have to sell your players on what you're doing, and why. Vic is a mad scientist type, with beakers and bunsen burners, cooking up evil defensive schemes. He's not a head coach. *SIGH*.

I'm still happy for him. I just don't see this going very well.
Oh it’s gonna be an epic dumpster fire. But still, he chased his dream and you can’t be mad at that.
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:37 am

wab wrote:
Bears Whiskey Nut wrote:I tried to watch part of an interview that he did with the Jeff Joniak counterpart in Denver.

Oh, Vic. You are SO, SO awkward. I love the guy. He was a phenomenal DC in Chicago, SF, etc. He just doesn't seem to have the personality, savvy, or salesmanship to be a head coach. As a head coach, you have to sell your players on what you're doing, and why. Vic is a mad scientist type, with beakers and bunsen burners, cooking up evil defensive schemes. He's not a head coach. *SIGH*.

I'm still happy for him. I just don't see this going very well.
Oh it’s gonna be an epic dumpster fire. But still, he chased his dream and you can’t be mad at that.
Yes, very happy for him. I hope I'm wrong.
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:49 am

Agreed. I think it's a mistake on his part, but there are only 32 of those jobs so I can't criticize going after one of them.

I fear he'll bomb out; he's organized and experienced, but so much of the job includes skills he hasn't shown he possesses. And I sincerely hope, for his sake, that I'm wrong about that.
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:55 am

He's a head coach by title only in Denver. Who knows? Maybe that's the type of situation he wants.
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:48 pm

And the shit show has started. Kubiak backs out of being the OC.
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:03 pm

Am I the only one seeing a potential Jim Tomsula situation in Denver?

Don’t get me wrong — I really like Fangio and think he’s a bright guy but I just wonder about his ability to be savvy beyond the X’s and O’s of the job. So much politics and other overhead come with being a HC — especially in today’s world of Social Media and hot-takes. I hope he’s ready.
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Re: Update: Denver/Fangio agree to 4yr deal - Bears need a D

Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:02 pm

Somehow this is a franchise that has won 3 superbowls more recently that the Bears.
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:49 pm

KOP_Snake wrote:Somehow this is a franchise that has won 3 superbowls more recently that the Bears.
John Elway and Peyton Manning. HOF QBs will do it.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:17 am

Otis Day wrote:And the shit show has started. Kubiak backs out of being the OC.
Yup. Figure if things don't work out with Pagano, Vic will be free in 2021 at the latest.
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Re: Update: Denver/Fangio agree to 4yr deal - Bears need a D

Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:27 pm

He will do fine. That defense will be top notch again and that offense will run the crap out the ball.

Good for him to get such a good job and to finally get the chance.
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:50 am

KOP_Snake wrote:Somehow this is a franchise that has won 3 superbowls more recently that the Bears.
Two of those wins have asterisks because they cheated.
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