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Great Article by Lombardi

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Lombardi has proven time and time again that he is the best in the business and so I really think he's coming from a strong place here. We interviewed 5 candidates in 4 days - and that is including an off day on Monday. The Panthers, pardon me if I'm wrong, interviewed 4 candidates (Rivera, Ryan, Fewell, and Manusky) and it took them more than twice as long. There is something very strange about that. In my post regarding Dennison - that came out hours before Fox was hired - I said there's no reason to leave the party early if we got there late. Taking our time with our first set of interviews may have allowed Mularkey or Capers to interview and would have certainly led to a second round of interviews with Fox, Dennison, and Koetter. Did the Broncos look around - see the Panthers and Browns fill their positions and get trigger happy? I think so. Which is disturbing. That being said, as Lombardi points out - Fox was a smart hire for any number of reasons - not the least of which being: 1. Experience as a coordinator and head coach - making up for the novices in our front office. 2. An old-fashioned run and stop the run, defensive mentality. 3. A belief in Tim Tebow and an interest in keeping Mike McCoy. For those reasons Fox was a smart hire and certainly a safer hire than Dennison, Koetter, Fewell, Studesville or - my personal pick - Mularkey. Early and from afar - Elway and Xanders guessed right - but the thought that it could have been a guess is concerning.

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