News: DC.COM: Combine: Broncos’ Fox Knows Challenges Of Switching To 4-3

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Nick Eatman Staff Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS – If there is one coach who is aware of the challenge, it’s Denver head coach John Fox. He moved the Broncos from a 3-4 scheme to a 4-3 before the 2011 season. Last year, the Broncos ranked second in total defense, allowing just 290.8 yards per game. But Fox said it’s not easy for coaches such as Kiffin and Marinelli to evaluate players on film.

    “Any time you change it’s difficult,” Fox said Thursday morning at the scouting combine in Indy. “But evaluating guys … because you’re watching tape of them playing an entirely different position, any time there is a change, it’s difficult. But how hard players will work to learn it and master it … that’s what the whole game is about.”

    Fox reiterated many times the most important aspect is finding the right player to fit the scheme.

    “It takes a lot of hard work,” he said. “I don’t think any of it is easy. You’re dealing with people and making decisions on people. I think at the end of the day … it’s how they perform and how hard they work to get better. Really, that’s the kind of people you’re looking for because their work ethic is critical.”

    But while the base defense changed in Denver and will change in Dallas, Fox pointed out it’s not as much of a change as people think.

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  2. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication

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    That was an interesting read.

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