The first media report Saturday afternoon — John Fox experienced heart attack symptoms on a golf course in Charlotte, N.C., and had been taken to a hospital — was frightening.

And immediate reactions of alarm, distress and worry had nothing to do with how Fox's sudden serious health issue might affect the Broncos' extraordinary season and the game next Sunday at San Diego.

John Fox the good man, husband, father is more important than John Fox the coach.

When the two words "heart" and "attack" are combined, everyone should be scared. I've heard them together before — about my father, and, in the back of an ambulance by a doctor, describing my own condition.

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