From near-death experience to Super Bowl for Broncos' John Fox

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox speaks to the media in Jersey City, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014. (JEFF...

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox speaks to the media in Jersey City, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014. (JEFF ZELEVANSKY/Getty Images/AFP)

Mike Zeisberger, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:13 PM ET

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Eighty-seven days after lying on the ground at a North Carolina golf course wondering if he was about to die, John Fox is holding a Super Bowl news conference on a luxury four-storey yacht in front of hundreds of reporters.

It has, by his own account, been a long, twisted, meandering journey to get to this floating palace, an odyssey of fear, of determination, of relief. And now that he’s finally here, his objective primarily is to look ahead, not back.

Indeed, the man standing at the podium in front of us on Monday afternoon amazingly looks like the vision of health. In fact, had he wanted to, he could have interrupted one of his answers to the media by busting out into a series of jumping jacks to show the entire vessel, which is serving as the Broncos media headquarters during Super Bowl week, how well he is feeling these days.

But that is not John Fox’s way.


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