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Report: Broncos, John Fox Will Talk Contract Extension

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox reacts during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

In a league with coaching changes happening more and more annually, it’s nice to have some form of stability in Denver. After the Mike Shanahan era lasted long enough to be considered just that, the Josh McDaniels was a really brief period of Broncos history.

John Fox was hired to replace McDaniels, and all he’s done in Denver is win three straight AFC West titles, three playoff games, and bring home an AFC Championship this past year. That’s got the Broncos and Foxy talking extension.

 

Fox has proven worthy in his three years as head coach to be worthy of an extension, putting together a very solid staff in his time with the Broncos. The only downfall to Fox is his sometimes conservative approach to coaching, which can sometimes bit the Broncos in the butt. Most of the time, playing the odds in your favor is a worthwhile approach, but Foxy stepped out of his comfort zone a bit in 2013 and allowed Adam Gase and Peyton Manning to be more aggressive offensively, going for a bunch of fourth downs and pursuing numerous NFL records.

Good move for the Broncos.

Topics: Denver Broncos, John Fox, Rumors

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  • scotchyscotchscotch

    Agreed. If the worst thing about your coach is that he is conservative some of the time but the payoff is all the accolades mentioned above, it’s worth it.

  • Matthew Heuser

    Don’t do it. The reason broncos got embarrassed was because the team was not coached and prepared properly. Poor scheme. Game plan and in game decisions. He lost us the game last year as well. Fire his ass

  • KenToms

    I think he should go. He is a nice guy but no coach! He has never been a coach. His other coaches always pull him through.

  • 53quicksilver53

    I think he puts the whole football program together just fine, but I don’t like his style of ‘nice guy’ coaching: he just doesn’t have the ‘killer’ instinct against other teams, and his players don’t stay focused the entire game evidenced by teams roaring back from certain death, and that’s the fault of poor coaching. During this SB blowout it seemed the team was back at the media center…or still on the bus…or downtown shopping…they were anywhere but on MetLife field. That was a result of a head coach trying to be the player’s friend and just letting things play out on their own…instead of kicking the player’s mental asses and stimulating them to focus on the biggest game of their lives: one many of them will never return to. Of Fox’s 9 seasons before he came to Denver, only 3 were winning seasons. He was 8-8 his first year here with Tebow. Then it jumps up to 13-3 the next two years: that’s Manning causing that improvement…not Fox. Don’t even get me started on Del Rio..he Does Not Coach his players! I wish I had a dollar for every defender that hit someone…then didn’t finish the tackle and they ran off for huge yardage. When you see opposing players catch a ball on TV…his scheme is such that there isn’t usually a Denver player within the screen shot…why? Nah, the Fox/Del Rio team is no better than 9-7 or 8-8 without Manning’s ability to do what he does. As we found out shamefully SB Sunday: you can’t always outscore your faults.

  • Ed Gutierrez

    Denver had a “record breaking season” but when counts…Coach Fox can’t win the BIG game. He’s 0-2 in Super Bowls