The Denver Broncos should be able to hear every whistle, every instruction, every hit during training camp.
That's because new head coach Vic Fangio has banned music during everything from the pre-practice stretch until the day's final whistle.
"Anybody's who has been a position coach, or assistant coach, they don't like the music," said Fangio, who turns 61 next month. "It makes it hard to talk to your guys. I don't see the benefit of having music out there. I was an assistant coach and I don't want to drum out the noise to talk to my players.
"And," he said, "there's no music in games."
The longtime NFL assistant coach is in his first head coaching role. He was hired in January to replace Vance Joseph, who was fired after two losing seasons.
"When it goes to the point where we need to simulate crowd noise in practice, which we will do, it will be noise," Fangio said Friday. "It won't be music. It will be noise. That's what it is in the game. Noise by definition sounds annoying. Music sounds nice so if we have to deal with noise let's deal with noise."
--Field Level Media