In John Fox’s second season as head coach of the Carolina Panthers in 2003, he took his team to the Super Bowl. Now in his second season with the Denver Broncos (and first without a lock out period), Fox is on solid ground to do that again. However, if you ask him about making comparisons between seasons and teams, he won’t do it.
“Again, I don’t like comparing,” Fox said of comparing this year’s team to last year’s team following. “I don’t like comparing old players to new players. I don’t like comparing old seasons to new seasons. Right now, it is what it is and we’ll see what that bares on Saturday.”
In Fox’s very first game as an NFL head coach, the Panthers beat the Baltimore Ravens 10-7 to snap a 15-game losing streak dating back to the Panthers’ 2001 season. Can Fox snap the Broncos’ 13-year run without an appearance in the AFC Championship as well? That remains to be seen.
“I just know this game’s always decided between the lines and this Saturday will be no different,” Fox said following Thursday’s practice.
All Broncos participated fully in Thursday’s practice with the exception of Tracy Porter who did not participate at all due suffering a head injury in late December when the Broncos faced the Cleveland Browns.