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Elway gets the right man

Posted on: January 13, 2011 5:35 pm
Maybe John Elway can make a difference for the Broncos off the field, too. All I know is that his first move suggests he will.

I love, love, love the hiring of John Fox for the Broncos because the club had to straighten the one part of its game that was missing for too long -- and that's the defense. The Broncos have had enough offense to be competitive in the AFC West for years, but their defenses stunk -- and the long list of coordinators they've run through there recently is the evidence.

So Elway tries to fix what's broke by hiring a guy who made Carolina tough, physical and successful. I like it. I also like Elway announcing this -- along with other Broncos' news -- via Twitter. Finally, someone who cares about getting the message to his constituents.

Keep it up, John. You might make a name for yourself in this organization.
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Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2011 10:52 pm

Elway gets the right man

"You might make a name for yourself in this organization."
LOL Really? I am pretty sure John Elway has already made a name for himself in the Denver organization. Maybe try "make an effective executive" or something of the sorts. 

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2011 11:51 am

Elway gets the right man

Fox may be able to fix the defense but the guy to fix the offense is Kyle Orton.  If they trade him, they will look a lot like the Panthers of late - a team with good D but no O, a qb who can't throw and no one to catch those scattershot passes.  I doubt Broncos fans will be excited to see Timmy Tebow run the option in the new ground it out offense. 

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 11:02 am

Elway gets the right man

I guess defensive side of the ball shouldn't be a problem with John Fox, and anyone knows this was a big, big problem in Denver for many years now. So yes, the Broncos should benefit from this hire. Just a couple of things: what will happen with Tim Tebow? His play proved he may have a future as an NFL quarterback but on the other side we all know that newly-hired coaches are not necessarily enticed and/or linked with QBs hired by their predecessors; remember what happened to Jay Cutler when Josh McDaniels came in? Not to mention Matt Leinart vs. Ken Whisenhunt in Arizona...  Let's also take into account Fox's offensive philosophy during his tenure with the Panthers (run-heavy to the point of being virtually uni-dimensional...) OK, it's not exactly that Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd are studs at their position but can we consider Knowshon Moreno as a power-back? Let's just hope Fox surrounds himself with the right offensive personnel...

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2011 10:29 am

Elway gets the right man

Prisco is right: 

Did you really just say this?  Because those 3 words should never be put in the same sentence.

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2011 10:26 am

Elway gets the right man

Look at the playoff teams and tell me where the "new millenial" offenses are. Steelers? Ravens? Jets? Bears? Eve the Packers need the running gam (see last week). So  guess that leaves the Pats. I think we've been down the road of doing things the "New Egland way". No thanks.  

Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2011 4:00 am

Elway gets the right man

I'm ready for next season!

Orange Country!!!!

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2011 1:19 am

Elway gets the right man

We will see who is right.  People attacked Atlanta's choice for coach. That seemed to work out.   The fact the guy  from Maine said the phrase Prisco is Right is all you need to know that Fox is probably the smart move.  Judge is more correct  on this one I hope.  Not who I was rooting for but Fox is the logical choice.

Since: Mar 2, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 10:08 pm

Elway gets the right man

John Fox works for me as a hire.  Coaches who have a commitment to run the ball and play tough defenses are coaches that produce teams that have a chance every year.  They are the foundation of strong franchises like the Ravens and Steelers.  Now doing both things well doesn't guarantee Super Bowl appearances, but it means that you can stay in games by controling the clock and limiting your opponent's opportunities.  If you're able to stay healthy and add a decent passing attack and good special teams, then you have a chance to be really special.

By contrast, throwing the ball all over the place means you MUST have a franchise QB to compete every year because without him your offense cannot generate points. Anything happens to that guy, even things that make him less than 100% when he plays, has an effect on everything else you do.    If he goes down, you're completely screwed.  

And, really, does anyone think Fox would pass up a franchise passer if he could get one?  Add a great QB to his approach and all is possible.

Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 9:44 pm

Elway gets the right man

I absolutely love this hire.  John Fox has great enthusiasm which this team desperately needs.  He is a defensive guy which will be very helpful as the defense gets a complete overhaul.  Denver's defense has ranked near the bottom for the last 6 years with I don't know how many coordinators.  Too many to count!  I think whoever is the Defensive Coordinator needs to stay long term.  You can't expect results when you change coordinators every season.  That will go far as Denver begins to rebuild.  I don't expect it to happen overnight, it may take 3 to 4 years to get us back to respectibility.  So far I like what John Elway has done.  Let's just wait and see what happens.

Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2011 8:52 pm

Elway gets the right man

And now to blow some coin on an offensive coordinator.  Prisco is right:  Fox is behind the times in new millenial offenses!  Elway got exactly what he wanted based on criteria he had stated:  established head coaching experience (some good and some bad for Fox), some playoff success.  Keep it up, John, you have a long way to go!

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