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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/14/10


John Fox has head-coaching, defensive credentials to revive Broncos - The Denver Post
McDaniels was replaced Thursday by Fox, who will be introduced at a noon news conference today. Fox replaces McDaniels, who was fired for too many stormy melodramas off the field and too many losses on it.

New Broncos coach Fox brings rough-and-tumble approach to his teams - The Denver Post
Fox, who was a starting safety for the Aztecs in the late 1970s, always was looking to hit someone, even if that meant a collision with one of his teammates.

Fox trying to lure former Carolina assistants to Denver - The Herald
After agreeing to become coach of the Denver Broncos, former Carolina Panthers coach John Fox wasted no time trying to round up some of his old assistants.

Foxball Comes to Denver: What to Expect - MaxDenver
It’s easy to say that Foxball means running, running, running. But know this: John Fox will play to his team’s strengths; in 2004, when injuries sent them scurrying to the waiver wire for running backs, they threw the football incessantly and nearly became the first 1-7 team to turn around and make the playoffs. They ultimately fell just a field goal short.

What A John Fox Defense Looks Like - One Man Football
I’m pretty excited about the hiring of John Fox. He wasn’t my first choice, but when Gregg Williams declined to be interviewed, I started to warm to Fox over Perry Fewell. I’ve said this a few times, but I’ll do it again. While I ordinarily favor offensive coaches, this Broncos football team was screaming for a guy who leans to defense.

Analysis: Dumervil should rejoice in Fox hire - The Denver Post
The Broncos' choice of John Fox will be met with various reactions in the coming days.

Paige: Mr. Fox is Mr. Fix-It - The Denver Post
Now, the two Johns, Elway and Fox, have been appointed and anointed to lead the feral horses back to becoming bracing, bucking, busting Broncos.

Krieger: Fox fits perfectly as the anti-McD - The Denver Post
After watching their franchise dragged through the mud by a coach who sometimes looked about 12 years old, it should come as no surprise that the Broncos chose the oldest and most experienced of the candidates to succeed him.

Broncos fans: At least John Fox isn't Josh McDaniels - The Denver Post
John Fox is charged with rebuilding the Broncos. In the eyes of Broncos fans, the former Carolina Panthers coach already has one thing going for him: He's not Josh McDaniels.

Tim Tebow a "developmental" QB for Broncos, says John Fox - The Denver Post
It was telling when the Broncos' top football executive, John Elway, said quarterback Tim Tebow is "very raw." And it is telling that Elway and the Broncos' choice to be Tebow's next head coach is John Fox.

Seeing logic in choice of vet coach - The Denver Post
When he picked up the phone Thursday afternoon at his Littleton home, former Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Collier had just heard about John Fox's hiring as Denver's head coach. Collier was well-aware of Fox's credentials as a longtime NFL defensive coordinator, then his nine-year stint as head coach of the Carolina Panthers.

Psychologist used during interviews in Broncos' search for coach - The Denver Post
Having just conducted their second search for a head coach in the past two years, the Broncos did more digging this time and believe they improved their chances of success.

"I don't know much about coach Fox, but I will say I'm happy we have a defensive head coach," said Elvis Dumervil, "Hopefully, we got some defensive stability now. I've been here five years, and we've had five defensive coordinators. That has to be a record."