Denver Broncos President John Elway made the decision to part ways with head coach John Fox this week in a decision that is just one part to a whole overhaul for the Broncos this coming offseason.
The Broncos lost 24-13 at the weekend in the Divisional Round of the playoffs after providing an underwhelming performance against the Indianapolis Colts.
It seems that after the game both Elway and Fox had a long and deep discussion about what's best for the Broncos moving forward. Denver currently have an array of players headed for free agency in one form or another this offseason. But in their talks, Elway and Fox failed to see eye to eye on the huge issues that face the Broncos, and Elway revealed this disagreement is ultimately why he pulled the plug.
"I think the main thing between John and I was we disagreed how to get to the next level," Elway told the media on Tuesday.
"Because we accomplished so much, four AFC West championships. I think the biggest miss between us was how are we going to take that next step and what it was going to take to get to that next step. That's where that disagreement came from."
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Kicking and screaming
One of the issues that grated on Elway the most during Fox's tenure with the Broncos was the way that the team always managed to limp out of the playoffs. Even when they made the Super Bowl last season they finished off the season with a huge 43-8 defeat in the big game to the Seattle Seahawks.
Elway feels that the Broncos never left the party kicking and screaming, which he wants. And that's what he will be looking to find in his new head coach.
"If there's one thing that you'd like to have and you want to feel is at least in the last game you want to feel like you go out kickin' and screaming," Elway added.
"And that you're right there. And I think two years in a row it didn't feel like we went out kickin' and screaming because of the way we played in the last game. So hopefully we get that turned around, that's going to be our goal."
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