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John Fox knows the end is near in Carolina

John Fox

Hired in 2002, Panthers coach John Fox is finishing his ninth year with the team.  And he knows that it will be his last.

In a weekly appearance with Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan of Sirius NFL Radio’s Movin’ the Chains, Fox was asked if Sunday’s game at Atlanta will be his last game with the Panthers.

“Well, I think, uh, you know, I think that would be probably, uh, pretty accurate,” Fox said in a transcript provided by Sirius NFL Radio.  “Those things aren’t definitely done yet but I’m sure we’ll do that the right way and just trying to be as above board as possible and we’ll cross that bridge when this season’s over.  And that’s coming up this week.”

Fox’s contract expires after the 2010 season, and it has been widely assumed that he won’t be back for another year.

The next question is whether he’ll be able to parlay a 2-14 or, at best, 3-13 record into another head coaching job in a pro football league that begins with the word “National.”  And that omits the word “Lingerie.”

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13 Responses to “John Fox knows the end is near in Carolina”
  1. packattack1967 says: Dec 29, 2010 6:36 AM

    Denny Green’s bridge club called.

  2. tommytd says: Dec 29, 2010 6:41 AM

    Hey John, let’s go out with a bang! How about knocking off Atlanta for us! GO BEARS!

  3. aldavisisthenfl says: Dec 29, 2010 7:44 AM

    He should send Seifert a case of fine wine, the same stuff Gruden sent Dungy.

  4. ralphwilsonsucks says: Dec 29, 2010 8:31 AM

    Time to move on to better things John. Maybe you can go to the Bills as D coordinator.

  5. AlanSaysYo says: Dec 29, 2010 9:06 AM

    For fun, the Panthers should fire Fox during the game on Sunday.

  6. skoobyfl says: Dec 29, 2010 9:09 AM

    Be like Reg Dunlap & start as many brawls as possible. Old time football, like Eddie Shore. Then instead of having a player strip naked, you dangle the carrot.

    That’s the only way to ride into the sunset.

  7. pukey60 says: Dec 29, 2010 9:26 AM

    Dude must not be interested in being a HC again. His record is atrocious – whey not just stay home, or pull the “health” issue routine.

    Fox will never be a HC again.

  8. r0b1b0y says: Dec 29, 2010 9:29 AM

    nothing wrong with being a d-coord, he can definitely make a few teams out there a lot better in that capacity

  9. realitypolice says: Dec 29, 2010 9:36 AM

    Those things aren’t definitely done yet but I’m sure we’ll do that the right way and just trying to be as above board as possible and we’ll cross that bridge when this season’s over.
    =========================

    Why do we listen to coach’s interviews? I mean, seriously, that entire paragraph is three cliches strung together seamlessly.

    If someone said that to you in answer to a question in a job interview or business meeting, you would think that person was retarded.

    These people say nothing, yet you hang on every word.

    Peter King slurping coaches behinds to make sure he doesn’t lose the access needed to get the scoop from a coach that “we just have to take it one game at a time.”

    Andrea Kremer breathlessly chasing a coach into a locker room at halftime to make sure she gets the incredible inside info that “we just have to play better on both sides of the ball”.

    Football fans look up to these power mad ego maniacs while they look down on you and talk to you like schoolchildren.

  10. bleedblue18 says: Dec 29, 2010 9:42 AM

    BUH BYE! Coach’s John Fox, Gary Kubiak, Jeff Fisher, Marvin Lewis, Mike Singletary, and maybe the Dolphins coach.

  11. AlanSaysYo says: Dec 29, 2010 10:37 AM

    “Why do we listen to coach’s interviews? I mean, seriously, that entire paragraph is three cliches strung together seamlessly.

    If someone said that to you in answer to a question in a job interview or business meeting, you would think that person was retarded.”

    That made my day.

  12. chowtime888 says: Dec 29, 2010 10:51 AM

    wow, glad no one here has any respect. Fox was one of the longest tenured coaches in the NFL. He has never been worse than average before this season and what would you expect. He has few veterans and was given no help by management.

    Also, unlike many coaches in the league his players respect him and want to do well for him. There are no egos on his team and he is and will be one of the better HC’s in the NFL.

  13. pondbridge says: Dec 29, 2010 1:33 PM

    Tucker Carlson is looking for more publicity. He wants to fire Fox at halftime, on Fox.

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