How far back in history should the Broncos be looking?
That’s a question that pops into my mind as the team looks for a new head coach.
According to the Denver Post, the Broncos are seeking permission to interview Carolina Panthers’ head coach John Fox. While Fox took the Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2003 and got them to the NFC Championship game in 2005, the team has struggled mightily of late. They are 37-43 since the 2005 season with a 2-14 record in 2010. The team had one hell of a year since their ’05 playoff run when they recorded their best record in franchise history in ’08 when they went 12-4.
Fox is a defensive-minded head coach and this year the Panthers defense gave up 25.5 points per game, their rushing defense was 23rd and their passing defense was 11th.
Fox has coached in the NFL since 1989 with six different organizations. Before Carolina, he was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants for four seasons.
Even with some past success, Fox’s stock drops tremendously after this year’s 2-14 record. He is one of the biggest names that the Broncos have added onto their list, and should he be permitted an interview, it will take place on Monday.
It’s obvious that the Broncos are looking to move quickly with this process and get someone hired in the next couple of weeks. If not one coach strikes a chord with the team then they will likely bring in Saints’ defensive coordinator Gregg Williams after the team finishes their season.
UPDATE 6:32 p.m. – The Broncos have been given permission to interview Fox.
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