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Fox in Denver is still the same Fox that was in Carolina. He's the most conservative coach in the NFL. He's not gonna let something like an overtime playoff loss change him, nuh-uhh.

i get a feeling that just like here, he peaked in year 2.

he's a fast starter, then feels that he's established himself and then keeps trying to do the same thing the same way with the same people only to see diminishing returns...but hey, it's been proven to work at some point, why change?

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maybe. he's still stubborn. how long did it take him to force a change in the way the offense was being run?

Could conceivably attribute that to too much trust in Chudzinski.

That's one of those things we'll likely never know.

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Manning's arm was not all there.

They had so many chances to close out that game and they never got it done.

Manning has to be sick.

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http://deadspin.com/5975644/fox-gets-conservative-did-the-denver-coachs-risk+averse-strategy-cost-the-broncos-a-playoff-victory

Good breakdown statistically.

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all that article really did was commend fox on making calls that favor the probabilities and defend him on making the calls that didn't favor the probabilities

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in before manning blames his neck.

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Well, here's something new.

Per Gregg Rosenthal, Fox decided to kneel down and play for overtime at the end of the game rather than having Peyton run a 2 minute drill was because his team was "in shock" after the Ravens scored.

Not sure what to do with that :unsure:

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Taking a knee twice when you have one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. All they needed to do was kick a field goal. Look at what Matt Ryan did in thirty seconds to win against the Seahawks.

Yeah John Fox is a good NFL head coach.

In fairness PFM looked crippled by the end of the game. I remember one deep out route he threw that took everything he had and it still moved like poo through the air.

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He is a successful NFL Head Coach. How successful is a debatable topic.

He definitely has his limitations though. All coaches do. The ones Fox has might prevent him from getting to the next level if he doesn't correct them.

(though since he doesn't see them as flaws...)

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Hey, Fox had a good final 1/4 of the season. 4-0. :-)

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Well, here's something new.

Per Gregg Rosenthal, Fox decided to kneel down and play for overtime at the end of the game rather than having Peyton run a 2 minute drill was because his team was "in shock" after the Ravens scored.

Not sure what to do with that :unsure:

he's oblivious to the fact that the league has changed to a passing league that has made it easy for big drives that was witnessed a couple times yesterday.

it's what I've been preaching over and over, you can't trust your defense to keep an offense from scoring at the end of the game. you can't give the other team the ball ANYWHERE on that field regardless of how much time is left on the clock. the only safe place for the ball to be is in your offenses hands. no score is safe until the game is over. no lead is big enough.

defenses no longer win championships. the key to winning isn't stopping the other team from scoring because its too easy to score. the key is being able to put more points on the board than your opponent can keep up with.

fox was in shock because his paradigm was exposed as obsolete. i just hope that rivera gets that figured out to a point that at crunch time he won't instinctually revert to the old school obsolete game management mindset that says "lets give the other team the ball and let our offense stop them."

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He is a successful NFL Head Coach. How successful is a debatable topic.

He definitely has his limitations though. All coaches do. The ones Fox has might prevent him from getting to the next level if he doesn't correct them.

(though since he doesn't see them as flaws...)

i don't think he does. i just get the feeling that rivera has that same flaw. it comes with being a defensive minded coach.

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