Nov 24, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Denver Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio watches from the sideline as they take on the New England Patriots in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Del Rio gets game ball for filling in as Broncos' interim coach


The Denver Broncos have been without head coach John Fox who suffered a health scare roughly four weeks ago. In that time, assistant coach Jack Del Rio filled in as interim coach, and with Fox returning to work on Monday, Del Rio will return to his assistant role. The Broncos acknowledged Del Rio with the game ball.

“It was special to have John Elway recognize the things I did, but I basically want to say that is just a representation of what we all did,” Del Rio said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “It wasn’t about me. It was a collective effort.”

Del Rio also got praise from quarterback Peyton Manning.

“He has great command in team meetings, addressing the team and you can tell he has been an experienced head coach,” Manning said. ”Our team has faced a lot of adversity in just a short time. You never expect your head coach not to be with you the entire time. But coach Del Rio has done a great job keeping us together. It was a pretty tough four-game stretch he had to endure and the team responded. But we are certainly glad to have coach Fox back.”

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