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08:02 AM ET 08.24 | John Fox isn't much for hype, which has again taken hold in Denver. After rushing out to buy Peyton Manning jerseys at $99.99, Broncomaniacs are higher on the local NFL team than [Fox] is. Fans feed the Super Bowl frenzy. Fox can only hope he doesn't get eaten alive by it. "I've been of the school of understate, overproduce," Fox said Thursday. "We're obviously pleased to have Peyton, yet we're still trying to get ready as a football team, and we're definitely not there yet." There's a disconnect between this warm optimism Broncomaniacs have rarely enjoyed in the past decade and the colder reality of how much work Fox has left to do. Right now, Denver is nothing more than an average football team.

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August 24, 2012  08:37 AM ET

D- in that school of.....

August 24, 2012  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

D- in that school of.....

morning NFOM, this is early for you

August 24, 2012  08:38 AM ET

$99.99? No way, our china friend on here will have that jersey up for $39.99 in a week and throw in a Hardy bikini for free.

August 24, 2012  08:39 AM ET

I kinda miss the hilarity of Tebow Mania.....

August 24, 2012  08:39 AM ET

I think we should give John Fox a lot of credit for what he did with that team last year. He switched from a conventional offense that wasn't working, brought in the most unconventional quarterback the league has seen in a long time, and completely changed the playcalling, all in mid-season over the span of a couple of weeks.

I still want to know if he has a stone altar in his back yard where he sacrifices goats.

August 24, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

morning NFOM, this is early for you

I get up at 5:00 am local time...but usually at work...

August 24, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

$99.99? No way, our china friend on here will have that jersey up for $39.99 in a week and throw in a Hardy bikini for free.

I don't want to see Peyton Manning or John Fox in a Hardy bikini.

August 24, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't want to see Peyton Manning or John Fox in a Hardy bikini.

THIS

August 24, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Glad to see someone finally admit that Denver, even with Peyton Manning, is really just an average team. There are some players to build around, but they aren't an elite team and have a killer schedule this year.

August 24, 2012  09:40 AM ET

It's Good that the fans of Colordo have something to Cheer about!!!! Good luck Guys!

August 24, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Peyton doesn't look very good in preseason, what he had in Indy with Marvin, Dallas, and Reggie was pretty special and you can't just plug new guys and expect to work the same.

I think folks have underrated the talent he had around him in Indy, and have overrated him a little bit.

August 24, 2012  09:55 AM ET

If Manning goes down and Denver signs Favre, what will his jerseys go for?

August 24, 2012  09:57 AM ET

Fox said all the right things to the media, Denver got to be the favorite to win the AFC West and make the playoffs. If they don't achieve this goal this year the hounds will be chasing Fox out of town.

August 24, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

If Manning goes down and Denver signs Favre, what will his jerseys go for?

About 3.50.

August 24, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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I kinda miss the hilarity of Tebow Mania.....

Now we have the hilarity of Manning Mania....

August 24, 2012  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Fox said all the right things to the media, Denver got to be the favorite to win the AFC West and make the playoffs. If they don't achieve this goal this year the hounds will be chasing Fox out of town.

Denver is worse off than last year.

August 24, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Denver is worse off than last year.

They're still in the AFC West, though. They took the division with an 8-8 record last year.

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August 24, 2012  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Ed Hardy Bikini $18

Will you look at that. They even took Peyton Manning's number.

 
August 24, 2012  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Glad to see someone finally admit that Denver, even with Peyton Manning, is really just an average team. There are some players to build around, but they aren't an elite team and have a killer schedule this year.

I think everyyone knows they are avaerage, it is just that they are in a subpar division.

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