It'll be curious to see how John Fox's hiring in Denver impacts his old team.
For one thing, the interview with owner Pat Bowlen had to be interesting, since he's a close friend of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.
As you might have noticed, Fox and Richardson may not necessarily be on each other's Christmas card list.
But beyond that, there are a number of interesting elements to his move west.
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-- We all know how Fox feels about young quarterbacks. The Broncos have cast their lot with Tim Tebow, who the Panthers panned a year ago in the pre-draft process.
They've got the perfectly acceptable Kyle Orton sitting there, and if Elway wants Tebow to flourish, he better trade the veteran Orton as quickly as possible.
-- The Panthers have talked to a few assistants from the old staff about staying, but they better hurry if they want any of the rest.
Fox will reach out to old friends quickly. You'd expect him to retain Broncos OC Mike McCoy (his old QB coach here), and definitely bring safeties coach Mike Gillhamer. You'd put veteran RB coach Jim Skipper on that list, but the Broncos are said to like existing RBs coach Eric Studesville, who was their interim head coach.
-- The Broncos ranked 26th in the league in rushing.
Fox likes to run.
Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams would be a free agent.
Dots, connect yourselves.
-- Darin Gantt