Major news out of the Mile High City this evening could impact the Dirty Birds.
John Fox and the Broncos have mutually agreed to part ways.
A week ago, I spoke on WABE-FM about the possibility of Rex Ryan coming to Atlanta. Today’s news that Ryan has accepted the top job in Buffalo — and now Fox’s departure from Denver — may change the entire landscape of the Falcons’ coaching search.
Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase — who has interviewed with the Falcons — could now emerge as the top candidate to replace Fox . There has also been a lot of speculation that the reason the Falcons’ coaching search has taken so long is that there are no “it” guys on the market this year. Ryan’s was the biggest coaching name out there, and he’s off the market.
But now, Fox has to be considered the top head coaching candidate. He’s a proven winner, he’s the big name that Arthur Blank supposedly desires, and he’s available.
Should Blank pick up the phone right now and bring John Fox to Atlanta?