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Five Fun Facts About Broncos Head Coach John Fox

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on February 2, 2014

John Fox is a very well like coach in NFL circles. He has been successful at both the coordinator and head coach level. He got his start as a head coach in Carolina with the Panthers, where he stayed for nine seasons, including leading the team to the Super Bowl in 2003. 2011 saw John Fox take over as head coach of the Denver Broncos. Here are five fun facts about this great NFL head coach.

The First Win… The First Loss

John Fox’s first game as head coach of the Broncos was a 23-20 loss to the Raiders on September 12, 2011. He would get his first win with the team a week later when he led Denver to a 24-22 victory over the Bengals.

A Long Road

John Fox got his first opportunity as a head coach at any lefel with the Carolina Panthers in 2002. His coaching career started though back in 1978 as a graduate assistant at San Diego State University. He would also coach in the college level at Boise State, Long Beach State, Utah, Kansas, Iowa State, and Pitt.

His First Pro Job

John Fox’s first coaching job at the professional level came in 1985 when he was the defensive backs coach for the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL).

How Many Before Him?

When John Fox was hired on January 13, 2011, he was the 14th head coach the Broncos had ever had.

Mentors

Over the years, John Fox has worked on the staffs of six different NFL head coaches: Chuck Noll, Bobby Ross, Art Shell, Mike White, Rich Brooks, and Jim Fassel.


Five Fun Facts About Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on

Pete Carroll is one of the more widely respected coaches in the NFL. He has always been able to get players to play above their abilities and whether leading the Seahawks to the Super Bowl or winning national championships as the head coach of college football’s USC Trojans, he’s gotten great results. He got his start in the league with one season as the Jets coach in 1994, followed by three seasons with the Patriots from 1997 to 1999. He then came to Seattle in 2010. Here are five fun facts about this great football coach

First Wins

Pete Carroll’s first win as a head coach in the NFL came in his very first game when he led the Jets to a 23-3 victory over the Bills on September 4, 1994. His first win as head coach of the Seahawks also came in his first game with the team, this time defeating the 49ers 31-6 on September 12, 2010.

What’s Record Have To Do With It?

Pete Carroll led the Seahawks to the playoffs in 2010 when his team posted a win-loss record of 7-9. This marked the first time an NFL team had qualified for the postseason with a losing record.

College Jobs

Prior to coaching the Seahawks, Pete Carroll had compiled extensive experience as a coach in the college ranks. In addition to being head coach at USC, he’s also been an assistant coach at Pacific, Arkansas, Iowa State, Ohio State, and NC State.

He Called Them “Boss”

Some of the head coaches that Pete Carroll has worked under as an assistant over the years include Lou Holtz, Monte Kiffin, Jerry Burns, Earle Bruce, Kay Stephenson, Bud Grant, George Seifert, and Bruce Coslet.

If Memory Serves Me…

Pete Carroll led the Seahawks to a 13-3 record in 2013. This tied the 2005 Seahawks for the best win-loss record in team history. Coincidentally, the Seahawks would go to the Super Bowl in both of those seasons.

Five Fun Facts About Golden Tate Of The Seahawks!

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on February 1, 2014

Every NFL quarterback needs that reliable receiver that they know can make the tough catch. Golden Tate is that guy. He has precision route running skills, can ad lib with the best of them when a play breaks down, and has some of the softest hands in the league. Here are some fun facts about this exceptional wide receiver.

Dad Did What?

Golden Tate’s father, also named Golden Tate, was drafted as a wide receiver out of Tennessee State in the fifth round in the 1984 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Drafted Three Times!

In addition to being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 60th overall pick in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Golden Tate was also draft two other times. The first was when he graduated from high school and the Arizona Diamondbacks selected him in the 42nd round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. He was then selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 50th round of the 2010 MLB Draft upon the completion of college.

Who Else Wore It?

Golden Tate wears jersey number 81 for the Seattle Seahawks. Other players who have worn that uniform number for the team over the years include Michael Bates, Nate Burleson, Sean Dawkins, Ronnie Harris, Tommy Kane, Koren Robinson, John Sawyer, Daryl turner, and Peter Warrick.

His First Catch!

The first catch Golden Tate had in the NFL came in 2010 against the Broncos. In the third quarter he hauled in a 52 yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck and was tackled by Brian Dawkins.

The First Real Long One

The first TD pass of 50 yards or more caught by Golden Tate in the NFL came in a 2013 win over the Rams when he and Russell Wilson teamed up for an 80 yard scoring play in the third quarter.

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