By this point in the week, Broncos coach John Fox has exhausted his media material.
And having discussed his heart scare that required him to miss a month many times this week, he’s tired of talking about it.
So Friday morning, at his final press conference of the week, he compared the surgery to repair his aortic valve with a player going through a sprained ankle, since he was on the shelf for four weeks.
At least Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was impressed.
“Can I make a comment? What a stud,” Carroll said. “He’s comparing open heart surgery to an ankle injury.”
The good news for the coaches, for Fox in particular, is that their media obligations for the week are finished. Fox has mastered the art of talking while saying nothing, but he’d still rather be not talking.
Now he gets his chance.