Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer
Broncos coach Vic Fangio has dialed back the music during Broncos' practices, a staple for several years and several head coaches. The music now plays as the players come on to the field, but it's a no-go during practice. He said: “Anybody that's been a position coach or an assistant coach, they don't like the music because it makes it hard to talk to your guys. So I don't see the benefit of having the music out there. I was an assistant coach and I don't want to have to drum out the noise to talk to my players. And there's no music in games and when it comes to the point where we need to simulate crowd noise in practice, which we will do, it will be noise, it won't be music, it will be noise. So, that's what it is games. Noise, by definition, sounds annoying, music sounds nice. So, if we've got to deal with with noise, let's deal with noise ... I don't like it, I don't like to have to yell to communicate with a player that's standing as close as me to you. That makes no sense.'' Fangio added when it's time to listen to music he's partial to Earth Wind & Fire as well as Michael Jackson.