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John Fox: Don't 'pay much attention' to John Elway blast

John Fox said he didn't pay attention to John Elway's Super Bowl week barb. (AP)

INDIANAPOLIS — Bears coach John Fox chose not to offer a pointed response to a barb lobbed by his former boss during Super Bowl week on Wednesday.

Broncos GM John Elway said before the Super Bowl that “this is why we made the decision” to part with Fox and hire Gary Kubiak — ” to get better and get past the first round.”

Speaking publicly for the first time since the Super Bowl at the NFL Scouting Combine, Fox said he tries to tune out those things.

“I don’t really pay much attention to what’s said, whether it’s even about our own team sometimes,” he said. “But we’ve got our own set of issues. That’s kinda all behind right now.”

Fox said he was rooting for his friends on both the Broncos and Panthers, for whom he served as head coach.

“I’ve got a lot of close friends — players, staff, a lot of people,” he said. “The unfortunate thing going into that is one of them had to lose. That was never easy. It’s hard to do. I feel really good for all people involved in that, and congratulate most of them.”

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