John Fox says he will return as head coach of the Carolina Panthers next season. He told this to Mick Mixon on WBT Monday night.
I'm fine with it. I don't think it's cause for excitement or dismay.
Players are willing to work hard for him, as Carolina's late-season surge attests. Rarely are his Panthers spectacular. Rarely are they terrible.
Under Fox, the Panthers have been solid. If they were a neighborhood, they would be on the line between middle and upper-middle class. If they were a house, the carpets would be beige, the walls neutral, the vehicle in the driveway an SUV. It would have enough juice to get into the left lane and pass. But that's not what it was built for.