In more than 30 years of coaching, John Fox said Tim Tebow was the only player who ever offered to pick up the tab when they went out for dinner.
In less than 30 minutes of speaking Friday, the new Broncos coach made it clear he’s an even bigger Tebow fan now than he was at draft time.
“The thing that’s impressive about Tebow is that he’s not afraid to be great,” Fox said. “He has as good intangibles as any athlete I’ve ever been around.”
Tebow came by the Broncos building on Thursday to meet with Fox and the coach sounded smitten. Fox also said positive things about Kyle Orton later in his introductory press conference.
“The quarterback situation is better than the one — some of the ones — that I’ve been at,” Fox said. (Translation: Thanks Jimmy Clausen!)
Fox also likes the wideouts: “This may be as good a corps as I’ve been with,” Fox said. (Translation: Thanks Dwayne Jarrett!)
On defense, Fox said wasn’t committing to a 3-4 or 4-3 defense, and was just worried about adding talent.
The mile high air seemed good for the veteran coach, who looked refreshed and energized to be out of Carolina. He mentioned he’d “like to forget” last season.
“I’m extremely competitive, Fox said. “I want to jump back in and erase that.”
Fox sounded like a confident man, one who has been around long enough to know not every coach gets a chance to erase 2-14.