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What John Fox wants and what he has are two different things

John Fox desperately wants to win football games.   Last year he lost more football games than any other coach in the NFL and so far this year has lost 2 of 3

John Fox desperately wants to establish a running game.   In 2 out of 3 games this season, the Broncos have rushed for under 60 yards, the first game under 40 yards

John Fox desperately wants his QB to perform well.  Kyle Orton's QB rating is 83% in the first three games while opposing QBs have averaged over 110%

John Fox desperately wants his defense to create turnovers.   Broncos defense has 0 interceptions in 3 games while their opponents have 3 in 3 games

John Fox desperately wants the QB controversy to go away.  Orton has lost 20 of his last 26 starts,not a fan favorite,  and has 3 ints and a costly fumble in 3 games

John Fox desperately wants to pound the ball into the endzone.   Three straight hand offs up the gut inside the 5 yard line and no TD

John Fox desperately wants  a pass rush.   Elvis Dumervil missed all of last year and now has missed 2 out of the first 3 games this year

The bottom line for John Fox is simple.  He currently doesn't have the team to do the things he would like to do.    He is not going to pound it down opponents throats with this group of players he currently has.   He is not going to do well in the Redzone playing power foootball.  John Fox needs to scrap "what he would like to do" and better evaluate "what he can do" with the players he has on this roster.

John needs to focus on mixing up the offense and finding creative ways to open up passes to RBs, TEs, and Receivers versus failing repeatedly in the running game!  I really think John Fox is the right coach for the Denver Broncos but he and Mike McCoy need to start from scratch and figure out the best way to win with the cards they've been dealt.   Part of that solution is bringing in a "Tebow Package" inside the 10 yard line.  Part of that solution is throwing the ball deep, part of that solution is taking more chances on both sides of the balls.   

Good coaches find a way to use all of their talent.  Good coaches make changes and adjust.   Good coaches find ways to win close ball games.   John Fox needs to forget about this power running game for now because despite who is the starting QB for the Broncos this year the running game is not going to get it done.   It wasn't the solution against the Raiders and certainly wasn't the solution against the Titans.  

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