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Joel Dreesen: I'd 'take a bullet' for Gary Kubiak; John Fox was 'ho-hum'

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Joel Dreessen was coached by Gary Kubiak from 2007-2011 and John Fox from 2012-2013.

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"Saturday nights, when coach Gary Kubiak would speak, everybody in that room would get chills on their arms," former Denver Broncos and Houston Texans tight end Joel Dreessen told the Denver Post this week. "We'd all go to team snack just all fired up ready to run through a brick wall for the guy.

"There's an element of ho-hum to John Fox... You want to bleed for a guy like Gary Kubiak."Joel Dreessen

"There's an element of ho-hum to John Fox, where Saturday nights you walk out of there like, ‘All right, it's another ball-game.' You want to bleed for a guy like Gary Kubiak. Not that I didn't want to bleed for John Fox, but there's a different way they go about speaking to the team. I love Gary Kubiak. I'd take a bullet for that man. I think he's a phenomenal football coach. I do."

Dreessen also talked about the faster speed of practice under Kubiak compared to Fox, adding, "(Kubiak) would never let his team step on the field that uninspired."

So, to review: Peyton Manning plus Kubiak? No problem. Will Kubiak inspire his players? Check.

I'm becoming more and more sold on this potential hire, and more and more satisfied with the Broncos' decision to go in another direction, the more I learn about Gary Kubiak.