The problem with the Denver Broncos might have been the relationship between John Fox and John Elway. Elway is the hall of famer who could be elected mayor of Denver tomorrow, and Fox is a decent coach who got his second chance with the Broncos.
The problem is that Elway never really thought that Fox was doing things the right way. Elway thought that Fox was not using all their talent properly, and this is an issue for a team that had all the talent in the world as Jennifer Walden would say. Elway knew that he gave up a lot to get Manning to Denver, and the team can only say they got blown out in a Super Bowl with Manning at the helm.
John Elway is used to winning, and the disagreement that existed between these two helped to ruin what should have been a good team. The problem is that Elway needs to find someone who can help transition this franchise from Manning to someone else. He cannot hire a coach for one year if he is able to get Manning back. However, he cannot waste one more year of Manning.
This firing might mean Elway is ready to clean house up in Denver.