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,53commentsNot even joking - and it’s so awesome. Broncos’ ‘no-nonsense’ coach cancels final minicamp practice to hold ‘Field Day’denverbroncos.comVic Fangio has been “all football” since joining the team as its new head coach, and just about every player who has been asked, has noted his serious focus in an atmosphere that rivals training camp.In fact, there has even been a lot of talk about how much Fangio likes his defense to “win practice” because he’s that intense and that competitive.Joe Flacco got a taste of it early on.“A couple of weeks ago we did a little situation, and I threw a little touchdown pass to Tim [Patrick] in the back of the end zone. The period was supposed to be over, we were supposed to be in twos, and Vic’s like, ‘Alright, run it back.’ [I said] ‘Alright we’ll try to win; I guess we’ll beat you again.’” Flacco noted. “You can tell he’s a head coach, but he’s obviously got that fire to be a great defensive play caller and get that defense where he wants it to be,” Flacco added. “He wants to win every single day Josey Jewell Jersey
, every single time.”So when the no-nonsense coach cancelled the final day of minicamp Thursday and instead held a “Field Day,” players weren’t sure they should trust it.Will Parks and Justin Simmons went on camera to explain how it went down.Fangio put a sign on the film screen reading, “No practice,” but none of the players thought he was serious about something like that.“No one believed it, so it was dead quiet,” Simmons said, as Parks chimed in, “DEAD. QUIET.” But when Fangio assured them he wasn’t playin,’ his team cheered.And then they found out he had a field day in store with teams - and even team names - already decided.Based on the Twitter reaction, Fangio’s change of plans was a huge hit.This is how team chemistry is built - players giving their all for a hard-ass coach who knows when it’s time to work and when it’s time to play.“Coach Vic is the man for allowing us to have fun with each other today,” Parks said via Twitter. “We’ve been working in so many ways to get better this offseason. Us as players appreciate this. It’s going to go a long way. Let’s go and get it done this year. I’m excited.”I’m still mad there was no dizzy bat race https://www.broncosfanstore.com/Daesean-Hamilton-Jersey
, but I’m loving everything else about this day. If there is one area that is loaded with premier talent and depth in the 2019 NFL Draft the defensive line class is undoubtedly it. That’s a good thing for the Denver Broncos who will certainly be in the market early on to acquire more talent in their trenches on the defensive side of the ball. Let me elaborate on that.The Broncos’ currently have six players on their active roster on the defensive line: Domata Peko Sr., Derek Wolfe, Adam Gotsis, Zach Kerr, Shelby Harris and DeMarcus Walker. First and foremost, Peko Sr. and versatile backup defensive lineman Kerr will be free agents at the end of this season. Additionally, defensive ends Gotsis and Wolfe are set to hit free agency at the end of the 2020 season. One should expect the franchise to retain Shelby Harris on an affordable one-year restricted free agent contract, but also be concerned with the lack of opportunity and playing time for second-year defensive end DeMarcus Walker.Without question, the Broncos have a lot of unknowns moving forward on their defensive line. How many of the aforementioned will they retain long-term? Not only that, if the Broncos do end up making a coaching switch in the future that could mean significant changes for the defensive side of the ball in respect to schematics. Would the Broncos remain a 3-4 defense or will they switch to a four man front? Either way, the franchise would be smart to take advantage of the talent in the upcoming NFL Draft to fortify their defensive line for the future. That being said Case Keenum Color Rush Jersey
, most of the talent in the defensive trenches will rely upon the declarations of underclassmen. Though with teams always in need of pass rushers and talented prospects on the line you should expect many of the following players to declare. I won’t be offering preliminary reports on them, but just want to give Broncos Country a heads up on the crazy amount of prospects in the defensive trenches.Nick Bosa of Ohio State is widely-regarded as the top prospect in the draft regardless of position and is a mortal lock to be a top selection. He has already declared for the draft and will most certainly not be an option for the Broncos, but is unquestionably the blue-chip prospect that highlights a talented
of defensive ends. The ACC boasts handful of prospects who could all be first-round selections in Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell, Florida State’s Brian Burns, Boston College’s Zach Allen and University of Miami standout Joe Jackson. If the Broncos are interested in upgrading their pass rush, those are all players they need to consider. Day two prospects at the position to keep your eye on are headlined by a crop of seniors such as Charles Omenihu of Texas, Austin Bryant of Clemson, Cece Jefferson of Florida, Carl Granderson of Wyoming and Corbin Kaufusi of Brigham Young.The immense talent available doesn’t stop there. The prospects on the interior of the defensive line is just as good. Ed Oliver of Houston is often spoken of as the top man in the class, but Quinnen Williams of Alabama may give him a run for his money. Williams’ teammate, Raekwon Davis is also a top-tier talent. I can’t forget to mention versatile Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary either. Other first-round caliber prospects include: Dre’Mont Jones of Ohio State Jared Veldheer Jersey
, Jerry Tillery of Notre Dame, Jeffery Simmons of Mississippi State (character concerns could drop him significantly, but he is extremely talented), and the Clemson duo of Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins.Folks, it’s highly unusual for that many defensive line prospects to be so highly-regarded. While I expect a handful of the juniors above to head back to school, I believe many of them will take their talents to the next level and make this year’s draft class unprecedented in respect to how many defensive lineman are taken in the first round. It has the makings of being one of the best all-time and the Broncos would be fools to ignore it given there future need for reinforcements inside and out.Which of the aforementioned prospects would you love the Broncos to acquire in the 2019 NFL Draft? Sound off in the comments section and make your draft voice heard.