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Former NFL Coach John Fox Lands New Job: Fans React

Former NFL head coach John Fox

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Head coach John Fox of the Chicago Bears looks across the field in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on October 22, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Indianapolis Colts hired former head coach John Fox as a senior defensive assistant coach.

Fox has not worked in the NFL since serving as the Chicago Bears head coach in 2015. He previously spent nine years with the Carolina Panthers and four with the Denver Broncos under the same role.

Before getting his first head-coaching opportunity in 2002, Fox worked as a defensive coordinator for the Raiders and New York Giants. The 67-year-old has plenty of experience for an assistant job.

Colts owner Jim Irsay welcomed Fox to the team on Twitter.

Fox isn't the only former head coach to join Indianapolis' staff. The Colts also hired Gus Bradley as their defensive coordinator. Some Twitter users were impressed with the big names brought on under Colts head coach Frank Reich.

Some fans are excited to see Fox return to the sideline.

Others weren't as confident in Fox helping the team, as the Bears went 14-34 during his last coaching tenure, which often consisted of overly conservative decisions.

Despite displaying some glimpses of dominance, the Colts finished 17th in total defense in a 9-8 season ending with an embarrassing Week 18 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fox will try to help the unit find more consistency to build a winning squad around new quarterback Matt Ryan.