Before Vic Fangio heads to the Miami Dolphins facility and comes up with a game plan for their defense, he was called in to help the Philadelphia Eagles coaches come up with a way to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. LVII.
Fangio signed a two-week contract with the Eagles to help them with their planning, the NFL Network reported Sunday. Fangio reportedly assisted offensive coaches, including offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, as he prepares to take on the Chiefs’ defense led by Steve Spagnuolo.
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According to the report, the Eagles’ coaches basically asked Fangio, «Do you want to take this trip with us?» From there, the contract was signed and the consultancy began.
Fangio was the head coach of the Denver Broncos from 2019 to 2021 before being replaced by Nathaniel Hackett. He has a long history as a defensive coordinator in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears.
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His Broncos teams were 0-6 against the Chiefs.
He reportedly agreed to become the Dolphins’ next defensive coordinator to support Mike McDaniel. But the deal will become official once the Super Bowl is over.
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Philadelphia has one of the best defenses in the league. The team was second in yards allowed and eighth in points allowed.