Denver Broncos Under John Fox: Solid Defense and a Run-First Offense

January 14, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I think the hiring of John Fox as the new head coach for the Broncos is a wise move that tells us that the Broncos are building a foundation of how to do things in the future.
There will not be a head coach in Denver with total control, which is why Gruden, Cowher and maybe even Harbaugh were out of the picture from the start.
Elway will be the overseer of the franchise's long-term football philosophy, and like Holmgren in Cleveland be the figure that portrays the Denver way of doing things.
I think that John Fox was brought in to get back to solid fundamentals on defense and to build a running game that can take the pressure off Tebow. But more than anything, Fox will bring experience into a rebuilding coaching staff.

With John Fox, I think the Broncos will go back to running the 4-3 defense. The 3-4 relies heavily on the big stud NT to clog up the middle, and the Broncos just don't have that key guy to move forward with.
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