Losing your coach midway through the season is never a good thing for a team no matter what the record, but the Denver Broncos are in good hands.
While John Fox takes time off to recover from heart surgery the former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will fill his shoes as interim head coach. Fear not Broncos fans, you are in good hands with Del Rio.
Del Rio spent nine seasons in Jacksonville while leading them to two wild card berths in 2005 and 2007 and even won a playoff game in 2007, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in a close game. Del Rio will still be controlling the defensive unit while he coaches. Plus he has Peyton Manning and company to help him out if anything goes wrong. This does change a lot for the Broncos and what they plan to do going forward, but this team will be okay in the hands of their defensive coordinator.
Del Rio’s winning record as head coach of the Jaguars along with his passion and experience as a coach should be useful for the Broncos. Denver is an elite team that will still play their way of football no matter what coach is on the sidelines. It will be good to see Del Rio take the reigns again, as he was a solid coach but seemed to have been dealt a bad hand once the Jaguars started to fall from grace as one of the NFL‘s better teams.
Having Fox gone for a long period of time is something that the Broncos organization was not expecting to have happen this season, but there is no doubt that Del Rio will fill Fox’s shoes well as the Broncos push towards a good second half of the season.