Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/30/12

ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 31: Head coach John Fox of the Carolina Panthers looks on from the sidelines against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 31, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams beat the Panthers 20-10. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox pretty much got his Christmas present early in the form of Peyton Manning this off-season. However, Manning alone won’t work Christmas miracles, and Fox feels the entire team has a long way to go. After Manning lit up the 49er’s defense last week for two first quarter touchdowns, Fox reflected on his entire team’s performance. In an interview on WKOA in Denver with The Dave Logan Show, Fox elaborated:

“Well I’m usually not too far off right after the game when I speak to our team and all in all our first group was better this week then they were last week. That’s what you are looking for because that’s the most critical. I think San Francisco did some unusual things with what we call a ’23 personnel’ and things that our second unit hadn’t seen much and they’re a young group to begin with and I thought we responded perfectly. As coaches we didn’t help as much as we could have cause we don’t game plan in this stage. All in all we’ve got a lot work to do and I’m sure the other 31 coaches in the league believe they have to do that with their teams. I thought our first group made very good improvement and I was happy with their performance.”

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