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January 25, 2014 at 12:45 PM

What does the (John) Fox say?

Denver head coach John Fox met the media Saturday morning after the Broncos’ last home practice before heading to the Super Bowl against Seattle on Feb. 2.

Here’s some of what he had to say, as provided by the Broncos’ PR department:

On making sure everyone else stays healthy with K Matt Prater out sick

“Yeah, we have hand washers, sanitation devices all over the building. We sent him home. He’s going to be fine for the game. Hopefully he feels much better tomorrow morning as we prepare to fly to New Jersey.”

On if there is a concern of this illness lingering

“No. It’s happened all season, it happens to every team in the league. Guys do get sick just like any households in America. We feel confident he’ll be fine shortly.”

On packing up and moving the organization to New York-New Jersey

“I think our organization has been there plenty of times, they understand what it is like. The logistics and all that stuff, our building has done a terrific job, all the staff, the front office—we’re in pretty good shape that way.”

On getting the logistics handled in the time they wanted to

“Yeah. Part of the reason why we started our practice Thursday instead of Wednesday was for that reason. I think it has proved to be a good move.”

On being satisfied with the work they put in this week

“Oh yeah, our guys have been great all year and they were no different this week. If anything it was a little boost.”

On sensing excitement

“I think you want guys to enjoy it and be with their families. You don’t want to go there and be miserable all week and miserable with your family. It’s a fine line. They understand it. Enjoy your family, but it’s not Spring Break.”

On stepping off of the plane

“A lot more cameras than usual as far as watching you come off the plane. I think you want to do your best to make sure you’re appropriate in what you’re doing because odds are its going to be on camera.”

On if someone talked to the team today

“We have meetings every day. I don’t really necessarily go through all of our conversations but we speak to the team every day we have meetings.”

On trying to keep things loose

“I think you want to be focused. We understand it’s a business trip. Like I mentioned earlier, you want to enjoy it and just go about what you have been doing all season. It gets bigger on the outside and that’s it. The ball is still going to be kicked off, and we’re going to play 60 minutes of clock time and roughly three-and-a-half hours of actual time. Our guys understand that and they know how to prepare. It’s no different this week.”

On expecting fans at Dove Valley when the busses leave

“We don’t really know what to expect, we just know what time the bus leaves. Get on the bus and ride the bus (laughing).”



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