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Jack Del Rio is ready to rumble with old friend John Fox

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Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio and Bears coach John Fox know each other’s minds well enough to make this week’s game an interesting chess match.

So Del Rio’s looking for another edge.

Via Scott Bair of, Del Rio has another method in mind for settling things with his old boss.

“You want to beat the guys you know really bad. That’s just how it is,” Del Rio said. “I want to beat him real bad. He wants to beat me real bad. We’ll get our teams prepared and get after it.

I wish it could be him and I wrestling on the 50, but it won’t come to that. Foxy is pretty tough and he might still take me. In seriousness, it’s going to be our two teams going at each other. It should be a good battle.”

Of course, Fox is also 60 years old and two years removed from heart surgery, so the former NFL linebacker Del Rio might have other reasons to want to settle it that way.

Del Rio still looks the part, and would probably be among the favorites if NFL coaches actually did wrestle.

Lindsay Jones of USA Today was helpful enough to put together a bracket, and to be honest, I’m putting my money on No. 1 seed in the NFC East Tom Coughlin. Because old-man-strength, that’s why. He’d be like the Ric Flair of coaches.

We’ll leave it to you in the comments to decide who would come out on top in a NFL coaching battle royale.