Jan 14, 2011

John Fox hired as new Bronco head football coach

Denver is coming off a franchise-worst 4-12 season. So who did they hire as their new head football coach? John Fox (pictured) from the Carolina Panthers - a team than finished with a 2-14 record in 2010, the only team to finish worse than the Broncos.

Fox replaces Josh McDaniels, who was fired Dec. 6 amid the Broncos worst slide in four decades and the embarrassing Spygate II videotaping scandal.

Fox did take Carolina to the 2004 Super Bowl where they lost to the New England Patriots.

Mike Shanahan took the Broncos to back to back Super Bowls and won them both - one win over Green Bay and the other over Atlanta. That wasn't good enough and owner Pat Bowlen fired him - said he had gone stale and brought in young hot-shot Josh McDaniels who promptly "dismantled" the team by the worst decisions one could imagine.

Did the Broncos owner shoot himself in the foot for the second time in two years?

Bronco fans hope not.

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