He has coached for three teams reaching Super Bowls. Two (2003 Carolina, 2013 Denver) were as a head coach, one (2000 New York Giants) as a defensive coordinator.
His teams didn’t win any of them. But two of those teams reached the Super Bowls without true “elite” quarterbacks (Jake Delhomme in Carolina, Kerry Collins in New York), and Fox is not dwelling on what his presumptive 2015 quarterback – Jay Cutler – isn’t.
“I think I’ve seen him have success, albeit maybe not super recent,” Fox said during last week’s NFL owners meetings. “But in spurts. In sections of his career. And in games. He’s had success. And now, like anybody, it’s becoming more consistent with that success. So that’s about as simple as you can be. But it’s about as truthful as you can be.”
Of course, one of those 'not elite' QBs was our own Jake Delhomme.
Can't imagine I'm the only one who thinks Fox sounds something less than enthused about coaching Jay Cutler.
So, from what I've read, a big part of the reason the NFL went easy on the Falcons is because they determined that nobody in the team's upper management was involved.
Instead, the mastermind of this insidious plot to pump additional crowd noise into the stadium and disrupt opposing team offenses was...
...a marketing director?
So inbetween coming up with ad campaigns, approving commercials and trying to find ways to sell more tickets, merchandise and cheap, high quality jerseys, this office guy conceived a plan to try and psych out opposing teams on the field from behind his desk in the marketing department?
Someone remind me: What was the name of that series Lee Majors starred in where he played a stuntman?