For a coach to go through heart surgery and only miss four games is really remarkable — not to mention inspiring.
John Fox surprised his Denver Broncos‘ players by showing up to practice on Thursday in preparation for the Broncos’ huge match up against the Kansas City Chiefs. This kind of surgery people have thought he would miss at least two more games after this week. But with how the surgery went and perhaps a little willpower he was able to make a quick recovery. He is expected to be back to coaching when the Broncos come home to play the Tennessee Titans next week.
Give credit to Jack Del Rio and the entire Broncos’ team for fighting hard in Fox’s absence. With a win against the Chiefs this Sunday, Del Rio will have a 3-1 record as the interim head coach. It could be 4-0, but we will not get into details. The important part of it is that the Broncos proved they can be just as successful no matter who is at the helm. If the Broncos can defeat their AFC West rivals this weekend it will give the team their confidence back, and it could not come at a better time.
The return of Fox should spark the Broncos and give them the passion they need to finish out the season strong. Having your head coach return when the team is 10-2 on the year with the easiest second half of the schedule coming up will put the Broncos in great hands to hopefully claiming a third straight division title and perhaps a little bit more. Come Monday morning, the signs will no longer say ‘get well coach Fox’. Instead they will be saying ‘welcome back’.