Originally Posted by okoye35chiefs
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- John Fox would tell Peyton Manning to take the knee again.
John Elway, of all people, agreed with that call.
Given the ball at his 20 with 31 seconds, two timeouts and one of the best quarterbacks in the game, the Broncos coach decided to run out the clock and head to overtime.
Result: Baltimore 38, Denver 35. End of season in Broncoland.
Fox said he felt good about the decision when he made it Saturday, toward the end of one of the most disheartening losses in the franchise's history. After hashing it over during the last two sleepless nights, he stood by his decision.
"I'd do it again 10 times if it presented itself in that situation," he said Monday at Denver's season-ending news conference, where he was joined by Elway, the quarterback-turned-front office executive.
I told you Manning when we talked in the off season...john fox is and always will be an idiot!
Ask the Falcons if it is possible to move the ball into field goal range and kick the winner with 30 seconds left on the clock. When you have the best QB in the NFL engaged in a playoff game with 30 seconds on the clock and a chance to win it is the wrong time to crawl into a shell.