John Fox to coach from the sidelines

Denver Broncos coach John Fox has been cleared to coach from the sidelines Sunday against the Tennessee Titans after undergoing heart surgery last month.

This marks his first game back since the procedure.

"I'll be on the sideline just like normal,'' Fox told reporters Friday. "I had three pretty good days of practice. The doctors and medical people feel good about it, so that's where I'll be.''

This had been something Fox and his doctors had thought about this week.

"People asked me earlier in the week, I hadn't even practiced yet or been to a practice yet,'' Fox said. "I feel pretty good about where I'm at physically and all that -- so do the medical people. That's why we made the decision. Basically got three really good days -- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday."

"On the field you have a little better feel for the players. You look right into their eyes -- communication-wise, it's direct and you're not going through somebody. There are probably cons for both, but I'm looking forward to getting back on the field with the team and business as usual.''

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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