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Head Coach John Fox met with the media Monday afternoon to discuss Sunday’s exciting 24-22 win over the Cincinnati Bengals and to look forward to this week’s encounter in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans.
Fox said that he was able to enjoy his first win as head coach of the Broncos last night, but it was short-lived as he arrived at Dove Valley this morning ready to prepare for the Titans.
“I definitely cherished it,” Fox said. “There’s not much time to celebrate in this business, because it’s, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ I had a nice meal with friends and family and was back to work today early.”
Fox and his staff will not only have to scout Tennessee this week, but also their own team. Four Week 1 starters missed Sunday’s game due to injury and two more players left injured during the game, leaving Fox with just two wide receivers.
Fox said he’s hopeful to get some of those players back this week and would rather not play that short-handed again.
“That was tough sledding, especially at minus-two in the turnover ratio,” Fox said. “I don’t want to do that every week. It is not my first choice.”
However, the Broncos were able to pull out the win despite the absence of many key players. Fox pointed to the “next-man up” mentality he has instilled in the team as a significant aspect of the win and said that the execution from his players was much improved.
“I thought it was a character, toughness type of win,” Fox said. “We had two big stops on defense in the last five minutes of the game that were critical. I thought the way our offense started the game, both in the first half and the second half with extended drives and ended up with points, I thought that was critical to what I’m looking for. I thought the way we ran the ball was more what I expected from the beginning. Our players and staff worked very hard to improve in that area.”
Fox and the team return to practice Wednesday as they look to build off Sunday’s win.
Without a doubt, the Broncos’ season-opening loss to the Raiders was disappointing. And everyone had a hand in it.
“It was a team effort, so to speak,” Head Coach John Fox told 850 KOA right after the game.
Indeed it was. There is no getting around that.
As poorly as the Broncos played, and as disappointing as it was to see, it was only one game. I know everyone knows that one game does not make a season. One game is not a pattern. One game is not a trend. One game, whether it be a bad one or a good one, is not an indication that things will continue in the same way.
The Broncos have improved, but there’s still a little ways to go.
That was the overall takeaway from Broncos Head Coach John Fox, just hours after Denver lost a close game to the Oakland Raiders 23-20 in the season opener Monday night.
Fox talked with reporters on a conference call at noon Tuesday and said that the staff is already preparing for Cincinnati on Sunday, given that this is a short week. However, he had a chance to watch some film on last night’s game.
“We’re learning about our team, what we can do well and what we can’t do well,” Fox said. “There’s a need for improvement like all opening games — I’ve been a part of many of them. It’s your first step out of the blocks, and I don’t think I’ve been with one that it’s gone perfectly. Obviously we have some things to work on, and we will do that as we move forward.”
John Fox, who agreed to terms on Thursday to become the 14th head coach in Denver Broncos history, will be introduced tomorrow in a press conference.
DenverBroncos.com will stream it live. The press conference is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. MST.
This never went up yesterday so I’ll leave it up and change what I now said at the end of this post. I’M EXCITED BY EVERYTHING I’VE NOW READ!!! STAY TUNED FOR THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT NOON TODAY
Yesterday: For lack of getting out there and doing a whole lot of research I’m reposting the press release at the team site and then we’ll comment at the bottom about Mac and Doog’s radio show I was on today and some text messages I’ve received from around the country.