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Fox owns the room

Posted on: January 14, 2011 3:12 pm
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John Fox was introduced today as the new Denver coach. Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier, we told you about the introductory news conference of new Browns coach Pat Shurmur and how he was mostly dry and matter of fact.

By contrast, new Broncos coach John Fox, in his introductory presser this afternoon, spit out a few one-liners, smiled easily and seemed awfully comfortable in his new element. In effect, he looked confident. Like he’s the guy who can turn around the organization. Like he’s the one – and maybe the only one – who could make it happen.

He certainly convinced John Elway of that.

“I’m excited,” Elway said before introducing Fox. “I really feel like we got our guy. He’s a dynamic leader. A guy that has energy and a guy that gets the most out of his players.”

To prove that, Elway said he received text messages from Fox's former players who told him how much they loved playing for Fox. Meanwhile, Fox said he was excited to start over after a forgetful 2010 in Carolina. And he looked the part.

“I wanted to jump back in and erase (2010),” Fox said. “It’d be no different if I was here and we finished with that same record. I’d be just as enthusiastic.”

There’s also the Tim Tebow question. How would Fox use him? Would they get along?

Turns out, Fox got to know him during last year’s lead-up to the Draft, and when the two went out to dinner, Tebow offered to pick up the check. Tebow, Fox said, is the only pre-draft player ever to offer that.

“I had a great privilege to meet with Tim Tebow and have dinner with him,” Fox said. “I had a great connection with him. I had a great talk with him (Thursday). The guy is a player. I’ve had a chance to review some tape of him from late in the season. I think he’s got work to do. He knows it. But one thing is that he’ll do whatever it takes. He’s got as good as intangibles as any athlete I’ve been around.”

Fox was also asked about his offensive philosophy.

“Being a defensive coach for most of my career, you understand what’s difficult to defend,” Fox said. “You see a lot of teams who have success offensively, you have to be able to do both (run and pass). You can’t be one dimensional. I don’t want to sit here and paint a picture where we’re not going to be creative and exciting. But you have to have to balance, because that’s been successful in the NFL.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 6:47 pm
 

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Since: Jan 15, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Fox owns the room

john fox needs to get jake delhomme on the team, than he can make the new team better.

a coonass in the huddle is worth a winning season.

yep i'm a la coonass just like jake.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2011 2:41 am
 

Fox owns the room

Good points GoPokes.  Very well written.  Nice to see someone post something that isn't hateful dribble - even myself (at times).




Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 10:27 pm
 

Fox owns the room

Hey Bronchos fans....... if any of you are doubting that this guy Fox is the real deal - remember that for the past 2 seasons the GM in Carolina has been cutting veterans, signing sub-par talent, and generally giving Fox nothing to work with - he got a raw deal.

I'm a Patriots fan and I won't forget how tough Carolina was when matched up against the Patriots - it took a field goal in the final seconds to win the game and he did it with Jake Delhomme at QB. 

You guys have a lot of talent to work with on offense - with a few key acquisitions your team should over-take San Diego (who I think is now in decline) and KC (on the rise).  Your defense needs work and now you have a defensive coach to take over.  You are in good hands with Fox at coach - he's a good coach who usually surrounds himself with good assistants.


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