John Fox: Denver Broncos aren’t thrilled with on-field mics

Jan 26, 2014; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox addresses the media during press conference at the Cornucopia Majesty Ship. Mandatory Credit: Jim O’Connor – USA TODAY Sports

If you’ve ever watched a Denver Broncos game, chances are you’ve heard quarterback Peyton Manning’s calls at the line of scrimmage, the most famous of which is “Omaha.” When Broncos coach John Fox was asked about the call on Monday he wouldn’t discuss it, instead he offered the Broncos opinion of on-field microphones.

“Really, we’ve never been real thrilled,” Fox said, via Pro Football Talk. “The league kind of us makes us put these microphones on players, so it’s not real fun for us. We have to change a lot, and all those kind of things.

“But I think really, in today’s NFL, offensively, more and more people are doing things at the line of scrimmage, whether it’s audibles  — I don’t want to get into too much — but there’s a lot of communication that goes on at the line of scrimmage in today’s NFL, and that’s both offense and defense. Really, even special teams. I mean, you’ll see hand signals, you’ll see different things, even in the kicking game. I think when you give people 18 hours a day to think of stuff, this is what we do.”

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