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John Fox is out as Broncos coach

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    Denver Post: John Fox, Broncos agree to part ways

    "Broncos general manager John Elway and coach John Fox held a meeting Monday. Afterwards, the two mutually agreed to part ways, according to a team source. "

    Fox is 59 years old and has led the Broncos to winning records of 13-3, 13-3 and 12-4 and first-round playoff byes each of the past three seasons with Peyton Manning as QB.

    I expect he will be made several offers. Will this be the incentive for Manning to leave also?
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    I this was a mutual agreement between Elway, Fox, and Manning. Seems like a good time for them both to agree they have had a healthy long career and part ways. Leading to a new group of younger talented athletes and coaching staff. I just hope it doesn't go south for the Broncos franchise. All it takes is one bad link in the chain to destroy a whole year for everybody.
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    Why did he leave? Wasn't performance. Was it about salary cap; a money issue? His age? Or just philosophy difference (can't be that right?). Winning is winning.
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    Just read that he is interviewing for Chicago head coach job. That would be a GREAT fit. What say you BearDown?

    Source: espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/12159337/john-fox-interview-chicago-bears-va...y
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    Just brought this up in the other thread about Manning possibly retiring... if Manning and Fox are out, expect to hear the phrase 'rebuilding year' about 3 trillion times whenever the Broncos are mentioned next season.
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    ESPN, January 14, 2015: Lackluster finishes rankled Elway

    John Elway on John Fox:

    "I sat down here last year in front of you and told the fans how we're just as disappointed this year as we were last year and the fact that we didn't play better at the end of the year," Elway said. "I think if there is one thing that you would like to have and you want to feel, at least in the last game you want to feel like you go out kicking and screaming. When you're right there, and I think two years in a row it didn't feel like we went out kicking and screaming because of the fact the way we played the last game."

    "Elway added that he was "disappointed we didn't have more fire" against the Colts."


    Elway further described what he wanted in new coach: "And so the next guy, what do I look for? I look for a guy that's very smart, that's competitive, that is aching to win world championships like I am."

    So John Fox didn't have these qualities? John Fox is a steady guy...doesn't show a lot of emotions, but certainly more than Bill Belichick. When you get to the top, there is a fine edge separating the teams, and a game can swing either way on a bit of luck...or an injury. New Orleans is a team with a lot of fire, and look what it got them.

    I wish John Fox the best. John Elway will be hard pressed to find a replacement of his caliper.
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    Schmidt Wrote: ESPN, January 14, 2015: Lackluster finishes rankled Elway

    John Elway on John Fox:

    "I sat down here last year in front of you and told the fans how we're just as disappointed this year as we were last year and the fact that we didn't play better at the end of the year," Elway said. "I think if there is one thing that you would like to have and you want to feel, at least in the last game you want to feel like you go out kicking and screaming. When you're right there, and I think two years in a row it didn't feel like we went out kicking and screaming because of the fact the way we played the last game."

    "Elway added that he was "disappointed we didn't have more fire" against the Colts."


    Elway further described what he wanted in new coach: "And so the next guy, what do I look for? I look for a guy that's very smart, that's competitive, that is aching to win world championships like I am."

    So John Fox didn't have these qualities? John Fox is a steady guy...doesn't show a lot of emotions, but certainly more than Bill Belichick. When you get to the top, there is a fine edge separating the teams, and a game can swing either way on a bit of luck...or an injury. New Orleans is a team with a lot of fire, and look what it got them.

    I wish John Fox the best. John Elway will be hard pressed to find a replacement of his caliper.

    Agreed. yeah, it's disappointing to hear Elway talk this way about Fox. I'll say it again: they got to the Super Bowl last year. And with 3 seasons in a row of first round byes in the playoffs, I just don't understand what's to be so disappointed about at the coaching position. There are 32 NFL teams all vying for the same goal, every year. And there are always 6-8 teams that have a great shot of winning, with coaches and owners and players that all really want to win, and are totally capable of beating you on any given Sunday. Is it disappointing that an entire season is summed up by one loss in the divisional round, and that you miss out on the big game? Sure. But come one Elway.. it's not Fox's fault. That's just the way it goes.
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    It looks like he won't be out of a job for too long. Multiple reports have him going to my beloved Bears!

    Chicago Tribune: John Fox's strong-minded style developed over long coaching odyssey
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    BearDown Wrote: It looks like he won't be out of a job for too long. Multiple reports have him going to my beloved Bears!

    Chicago Tribune: John Fox's strong-minded style developed over long coaching odyssey
    Oh wow. I think that would be a really good change for the Bears.