John Fox fields questions from a reporter during the AFC head coaches media breakfast. (Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE)

John Fox Talks Tebow, Manning


Tim Tebow stood up behind a microphone with a green tie on Monday afternoon in New York. He thanked the Denver Broncos and John Fox for his time there, but his focus is away from Denver at this point.

John Fox had his turn to speak about Tebow at the AFC Coaches Breakfast Tuesday morning in Palm Beach, Florida.

“I’m forever grateful for his efforts,” Fox said. “We started off 1-4. We were able to win our division, make the playoffs, have a very exciting victory in our stadium against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He took that step for us. Now he’s moved on and we wish him nothing but the best.”

Perhaps the only guy with enough power to knock Tebowmania off its throne is Peyton Manning. He’s comparable on the popularity level, but on the playing level, there’s no doubt who has the upper hand.

The Broncos led the league in rushing last season, and Fox admits that the play calling was the most unique he’s been a part of in his career.

“Shoot, we ran the ball more last year than ever in my head coaching history. All of a sudden, I was innovative,” Fox said with a chuckle.

So now that the Broncos have one of the best passers to ever play the game, expect a 180-degree turn from last season, right?

“I think there will be some similarities,” Fox said of the offense. “No different than how much our offense a year ago looked a little bit like Florida’s. You try to utilize your players and put them in the best positions that they can have success.”

Foxes normally roam the ground, but this Fox will take to the air come 2012. He has no excuse not to.

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