The Broncos will be coached by Fox, but he may coach them from the box.
That’s the word not from Dr. Seuss, but Mike Klis of the Denver Post, who said head coach John Fox was still considering whether to work upstairs from the press box Sunday for his first game back after heart surgery.
The team was still discussing the logistics Wednesday, but Fox himself downplayed the importance of being on the field, since coordinators Jack Del Rio (defense), Adam Gase (offense) and Jeff Rodgers (special teams) are all there.
“I don’t think it is a tremendous effect one way or another,” Fox said. “I communicate with the same people. I spent half of my career in the press box [as assistant coach and defensive coordinator] and another half on the field.”
Other than the symbolic weight of having the head coach in a position of visible authority, the only real difference would be delegating who gets to hold the red flag for challenges.
Fox is a month removed from a valve procedure, and returned to work Monday after a doctor-mandated bye month.
There is no word yet, however, on whether he will coach them in the rain, or on a train, or on a boat, or with a goat.