Denver Sports Omelette: What you need to know about new Broncos head coach Vic Fangio

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Happy Monday, Omelette readers! The Vic Fangio era began for the Broncos on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know about Denver’s new head coach:

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What’s on Tap?

  • Avalanche: At Toronto Maple Leafs, 5 p.m. Monday, ALT | Buy tickets
  • Nuggets: Golden State Warriors, 7 p.m. Tuesday, ALT | Buy tickets

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Scoreboard

NBA: Nuggets 116, Trailblazers 113
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Must-Read

Matt York, Associated Press

Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker watches his three-run home run sail over the right field fence against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning Monday, April 14, 2003, at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix.

Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame chances are up. A look at Rockies’ rise.

Walker is thrilled with the surge in support – his vote total jumped from 15.5 percent in 2016 to 21.9 percent in 2017 and up to 34.1 percent last year — but insists he won’t feel jilted if he doesn’t end up in Cooperstown. Read more…

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic reacts ...
David Zalubowski, The Associated Press

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic reacts after scoring a basket over Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 116-113.

Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic talks All-Star team, NBA legends and his jaw-dropping pass vs. Clippers

Nikola Jokic wants to be an NBA All-Star this season, but if it’s not in the cards, the Joker isn’t going to sweat it: “If it doesn’t happen I’m not gonna die.” Read more…

Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon ...
Andy Cross, The Denver Post

Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon (24) scoops up a ball during batting practice at Miller Park before the Rockies played the Milwaukee Brewers for the first game of the NLDS Oct. 04, 2018.

Saunders: DJ LeMahieu’s departure puts pressure on Rockies’ young trio, Jeff Bridich

Either Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson or Brendan Rodgers, all candidates to replace LeMahieu at second base, are going to have to produce big time if the Rockies are going to make it to the postseason for their third season in a row. Read more…

Quick Hits

+ Gary Kubiak will not be Broncos’ next offensive coordinator.

+ Kickin’ it with Kiz: Phillip Lindsay is da bomb. But were voters drunk on Orange Kool-Aid to name him state’s pro athlete of year?

+ WATCH: Fran Belibi is at it again, this time she throws down an alley-oop dunk with one hand.

+ NFL Journal: Broncos TE Jake Butt “crushing” rehabilitation from third ACL tear.

+ Legacy product Ryan Deakin wrestling with expectations of a national championship at Northwestern.

+ Former George Washington star Jervay Green’s focus, dominance in junior college earns guard a scholarship to Nebraska.

+ Avalanche star center Nathan MacKinnon, coach Jared Bednar appear to make peace.

Post Mailbag forms

+ Broncos Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Ryan O’Halloran here.

+ Nuggets Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Mike Singer here.

+ Avs Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Mike Chambers here.

+ Rockies Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Patrick Saunders here.

By The Numbers

6-0

The Nuggets’ record against division rivals this year. Read more…

Parting Shot

Kyler Murray of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to pass in the fourth quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on Dec. 29, 2018 in Miami, Fla.
Mark Brown, Getty Images

Kyler Murray of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to pass in the fourth quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on Dec. 29, 2018 in Miami, Fla.

Kiszla: Drew Lock or Kyler Murray? Unshackled from Gary Kubiak’s outdated offense, possibilities endless for Broncos’ quarterback of future.

“At long last, the Denver offense can join the NFL revolution. The Broncos can get on with the business of firing back at division rivals Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City and Philip Rivers in Los Angeles.” Read more…

Get in Touch

If you see something that’s cause for question or have a comment, thought or suggestion, email me at dboniface@denverpost.com or tweet me @danielboniface.

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