Silverman: Lovie’s A Top 10 Coach, But Not Elite
7. John Fox, Denver – Somehow Fox found a way for the Denver Broncos to win the AFC West last season with a quarterback in Tim Tebow who could not throw the ball straight. They even won a playoff game against the Steelers. Fox’s strength is his ability to work with a defense and put that unit in a position to succeed. He also understands motivation and the human condition. Remember, he took the Panthers to the Super Bowl and now he’s got Peyton Manning on his side. It could be a year to remember in the Rockies.
Silverman ranks these coaches going into 2012, so one assumes a lot of this has to do with 2011's results.
It's hard to tell, though. He also has Mike Shanahan ranked #10 on the list and writes: "This is largely based on what he did in his previous coaching tenure in Denver and that is now ancient history."