I knew this would happen. The one day I take off to hit the slopes, the Broncos hire a new head coach.
Early this afternoon the Broncos had narrowed down their list to three candidates – John Fox, Rick Dennison, and Dirk Koetter. Shortly thereafter, I received a text telling me that Fox was the clear-cut winner.
The Broncos didn’t need to add on to their list of candidates nor did they need a second interview. John Fox is the new main man in Denver.
While Fox appeared to be a frontrunner for the position because of his previous head coaching experience, Rick Dennison was another guy that sparked the Broncos interest because of his history with the team.
John Elway, Joe Ellis, and Brian Xanders are excited about Fox. Elway tweeted this afternoon:
"“John has coached great defenses, turned teams around and been to Super Bowls.”“He is a dynamic and proven leader who will energize our entire organization.”“Coach Fox is a great fit for us not only with his coaching ability but also with his personality.”"
I think Fox is the right choice at this stage of the rebuilding game. He’s proven that he can inject some adrenaline into struggling teams and work tremendous miracles with just average players. Case in point: Jake Delhomme. The Panthers went 1-15 the year before Fox arrived, and in just his second season with the team, the Panthers were in the Super Bowl.
Welcome aboard, John Fox. Please begin CPR now. It’s going to take months of chest compressions and rescue breathing for the Broncos to be more competitive next year.
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