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    October 9, 2019 7:12 PM PDT

    Word had swirled since the weekend that Mike Munchak will be the Denver Broncos next head coach Denver Broncos Hats , even as John Elway’s interview with Vic Fangio lasted until dinner in Chicago on Monday night. The Broncos left for Denver without the Chicago Bears defensive coordinator in tow, so it’s time to speculate. Who do you got as the next Broncos head coach?I decided to take a look at what looks like the final two candidates depth. Vic FangioWe know that he’s as immersed in defensive strategy as anyone in football. Fangio’s NFL career began in 1986 with the New Orleans Saints and he’s served as a defensive coordinator for five different teams.From 1995 to 1998 he coached the Expansion Carolina Panthers. In their inaugural season Fangio’s defense finished 5th in FootballOutsiders DVOA, including 2nd against the pass. They were 6th in total D during ‘96 and had the best adjusted sack rate in the league. The pass rushing linebacker duo of Kevin Greene and Lamar Lothon combined for 28 sacks. From 1999 to 2001 Fangio was the defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts under Jim Mora. The results with the Colts were mostly sub par, but the pass rush was elite in 2000. After 2001, he was hired again by Dom Capers to oversee another expansion defense, this time the Houston Texans. The D peaked at 18th in DVOA before bottoming out in 2005. After he was fired from Houston, Fangio worked in Baltimore under Rex Ryan and, in 2009 Greg Mattison. In 2010 he left the NFL for Stanford under Jim Harbaugh, helping the current Michigan coach lead Elway’s Alma mater to 12-1 record.The Cardinal had one of the best scoring defenses under Fangio, which goes a way towards explaining why Harbaugh brought his coordinator with him when he took the San Francisco 49er job.Three out of the four years he was coordinating by the bay, Fangio’s defense finished with a top 5 DVOA rating. He accomplished this despite the fact that Aldon Smith was his only premier pass rushing threat. When Fangio was with the 49ers, he had 10 players combine for 19 Pro Bowl berths in his four seasons. Those same 10 players have exactly one Pro Bowl berth since he left. Six of those players never made the Pro Bowl before they played for Fangio and haven’t made it since he left.His most recent stop with the Chicago Bears started when John Fox hired Fangio in 2015. Every year the defense improved, even if only slightly at first. It wasn’t enough to save Fox though, who was fired after the 2017 season. When Matt Nagy was hired after the season, he made it a priority to resign Fangio and reportedly made him one of the highest paid coordinators in the league. It made sense: his return provided continuity for a defense that had improved from 30th in yards allowed the year before Fangio arrived to 10th in 2017; from 17th to 11th in rushing; 30th to seventh in passing; 17th to sixth in sacks; and 31st to ninth in points allowed.In 2018, the Bears were one of the best defenses in the modern history of football. Mike Munchak We know he’s loyal to a fault. After the Tennessee Titans 7-9 finish in 2013, management requested he replace six or more of his assistant coaches. Munchak refused to follow through on all of them and was fired. During his three years as head coach of the Titans , the team finished 13th, 30th, 21st in Football Outsiders total DVOA. That’s a bit discouraging on its head, but this isn’t: all three teams outperformed their expected win total. This was during the same time that the AFC South had pre-injury Andrew Luck carrying the Colts and Gary Kubiak’s Houston Texans looked like a Super Bowl sleeper. This idea that Munchak coming to Denver will fix all that ails the Broncos offensive line may be popular to the mainstream media, but it doesn’t hold up to any level of scrutiny. The Titans line in 2011 was the worst run blocking unit in football. They were good in power situations, but woeful in just about every other way. The 2011 Titans did allow only 24 sacks though. In 2012 the run blocking improved slightly, but they allowed more sacks. During Munchak’s last season with the Titans line ranked 29th in the league in power situations and allowed 37 sacks. So if Munchak won’t magically fix the line, why hire him? He’s safe, for one. Those Titans teams outplayed their talent and could have done more if they weren’t quarterbacked by Jake Locker, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and an ancient Matt Hasselback. Munchak’s leading receiver during his reign was Nate Washington. After he was fired, his replacement Ken Whisenhunt never won more than 2 games in a season. Still, the lieutenants will be really important. Munchak has never called plays on either side of the ball. Following reports that Elway blocked teams from interviewing Gary Kubiak, all signs point to him leading the offense. On Defense fans have been pining for Todd Bowles, but he’ll probably return to Bruce Arians’ staff if the CBS commentator comes out of retirement to coach the Buccaneers. Perhaps the Broncos management still believes in Joe Woods, the guy they pushed Wade Phillips out the door for?So who do you want for the Broncos next head coach?On to your Broncos’ linksBroncos giving Vic Fangio his best chance yet for NFL head coach job | 9news.comSteelers part ways with RB coach James Saxon - NFL.comA name to watch if Munchak is the Broncos coach.Denver Broncos have blocked two teams from interviewing Gary Kubiak - Mile High ReportVic Fangio is not interviewing with Dolphins Monday – ProFootballTalkWill this be John Harbaugh’s last game with the Ravens? – ProFootballTalkReports: Mike Munchak appears to be the “early favorite” for the Broncos Head Coaching job - Mile High ReportDenver Broncos: Mike Munchak is interested in head coaching job - Mile High ReportDenver Broncos: To recycle (a head coach) or not? - Mile High ReportBroncos news: Who will be Denver’s quarterback in 2019? - Mile High ReportRanking the Denver Broncos head coach candidates - Mile High ReportNFL Wild-Cards: The Eagles, Chargers , Cowboys and Colts Advance—and Look Dangerous | SI.comAre the Denver Broncos testing the limits of fan loyalty? - Mile High ReportAtwater’s hit on Okoye is just the most obvious reason the safety should be in the Hall of Fame - Mile High ReportJake Plummer, former Broncos QB, among 13 selected to College Football Hall of Fame class – The Denver PostSikkema’s 2019 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 - The Draft Network2019 NFL Mock Draft: Raiders snag Quinnen Williams, three quarterbacks go in the top 11 - CBSSports.comNFL mock draft 2019: Broncos, Giants, Dolphins go QB; Cardinals, 49ers go for D | NFL | Sporting NewsThe Super Bowl ContendersChargers survive a late rally from Baltimore, Win 23 - 17 - Bolts From The BlueIf you missed it, Baltimore was booing Lamar Jackson.Philip Rivers: Exciting to get another chance to face Patriots – ProFootballTalkHow the Chargers defense shut down Lamar Jackson and the Ravens | SI.comJason Garrett: We’ll see how Cole Beasley’s ankle is “as the week goes on” – ProFootballTalkEagles, again the underdogs, barely beat Bears in NFL wild card | SI.comFrank Reich leads Colts to comprehensive beatdown of Texans - NFL.comColts vs. Chiefs preview: Who wins Andrew Luck-Patrick Mahomes duel?NFL playoffs 2019: 5 things Colts fans should know about the ChiefsEric Berry, Sammy Watkins and Spencer Ware “all making progress” - Arrowhead PrideAndy Reid roundup: Chiefs’ demons, Andrew Luck and Patrick Mahomes - Arrowhead PrideDraft NewsPenny, RoJo & The No Money Back Guarantee - The Draft Network2019 East-West Shrine Preview: Safeties - The Draft NetworkThe rest of the NFLNFL Coaching Rumors: Bruce Arians has ‘lot of momentum’ for Buccaneers gig, is big Jameis Winston fan - CBSSports.comMatt Nagy says Bears have plan in place if Vic Fangio is hired awayPackers ‘zeroing in’ on hiring Matt LaFleur as New head coach, per report - Acme Packing CompanyMatt LaFleur’s time with McVay, Shanahan will help Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers Blog- ESPNMatt Eberflus: The top defensive head coach candidate | SI.comKliff Kingsbury clear to interview with Cardinals Dennis Smith Jersey , Jets - NFL.comCBS streaming rights deal with NFL will now include games on your mobile device - CBSSports.comAntonio Brown trade possible, Ben Roethlisberger extension talks likely amid Steelers turmoil - CBSSports.comAntonio Brown trade: Steelers likely to move WR, face $21M cap hit | SI.comJuJu named Pro Bowl replacement for Antonio Brown - NFL.comJohn Harbaugh, Joe Flacco defend Lamar Jackson playing for Ravens | SI.comBaltimore Ravens face pivotal offseason after loss to Chargers - NFL.comTerrell Suggs: ‘I would love to be a Raven for life’ - NFL.comRussell Wilson: Seahawks could have thrown more - NFL.comRams, Patriots expected to get two third-round compensatory picks – ProFootballTalkBears teammates support Cody Parkey after missed FG | SI.comNFL’s Average Salaries By Position | SI.comKicker- #9 Running back - #10In case you missed the Alabama Clemson gameClemson vs. Alabama - Game Summary - January 7, 2019 - ESPNJustyn Ross shocked Alabama as a recruit, then helped Clemson destroy the Tide - The Broncos drafted four players in the first three rounds. None of them play cornerback. That could mean the team has no intention of trading Chris Harris Jr. “We’ll see,” Broncos General Manager John Elway said, via Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News. “Like I’ve always said, Chris has been a great Bronco for a long time. As I’ve said, once we get through the draft, we’ll sit down and I look forward to talking to Chris myself, personally, and see where we are.”Elway confirmed the Broncos have received calls about the veteran cornerback the past two days but nothing substantive. The final year of Harris’ contract includes another $7.9 million this season in addition to the $1 million option bonus he received in March.Harris, who has skipped the team’s voluntary offseason program, asked the Broncos for a new contract or a trade.