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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:23 PM

Broncos' Fox, Elway defend running out clock

Speaking to reporters Monday during the annual end-of-the-season news conference, Broncos coach John Fox and vice president John Elway said under the circumstances they would again have quarterback Peyton Manning take a knee to run out the clock on the Denver 20-yard-line with 31 seconds remaining in regulation Saturday.

Baltimore, a 9-point underdog, ultimately won the AFC division-round playoff game 38-35 in double overtime at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

A play earlier, the Ravens have evened the score at 35-35 when quarterback Joe Flacco hit wide receiver Jacoby Jones for a stunning 70-yard touchdown pass. Fox and Elway said Broncos players were "in shock," and it was best for the team to run out the clock

Read more: John Elway defends Broncos coach John Fox's decision to run out clock - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_22371194/john-elway-defends-broncos-coach-john-foxs-decision#ixzz2I0EiwtNd
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"in shock"


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madinmaryland Jan 2013 OP
trotsky Jan 2013 #1
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #2
trotsky Jan 2013 #3
El Supremo Jan 2013 #4
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #5
El Supremo Jan 2013 #6
chelsea0011 Jan 2013 #7
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #8

Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:35 PM

1. LMAO

"in shock"?



31 seconds and two timeouts, with a future HoF'er under center! Your two top receivers average 15.3 and 12.5 yards per catch!

That is the lamest excuse I have ever heard.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:39 PM

2. I think the real issue was Payton being cold and could not move. The old below 40 degrees rule.


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:44 PM

3. Maybe have some of this on the sideline next year?



If they make it to the playoffs again, that is!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:19 PM

4. How about "below 10 degrees"?

How does your brain work when you are frozen stiff?

Oh, I forgot. You don't have a brain.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:20 PM

5. Uhmm. Flacco's brain and ARM was still working!!


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:25 PM

6. Sure, after warming up on the sidelines.

But did he score in the next 15 minutes? No.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:05 AM

7. So, they both would fail all over again?

They lost the game and still can't admit that if they could set time back, they would make the same foolish mistake?

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:27 AM

8. Elway and Fox are right...Payless wasn't throwing long that day and 30 seconds

wasn't enough to get into good position the way they were playing...besides, if Payless didn't agree with the call, he would not have taken a knee...he calls the plays and did so in Indy.

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