Broncos’ Fox: ‘I’d Do It Again Next Week’

John Fox looks on as the Broncos play the Tennessee Titans. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The Broncos played a hard-fought game, but the play call that will be evaluated for the next couple of days will undoubtedly be John Fox’s decision to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. The Broncos were up 14-10 and Fox wanted to put the game out of reach at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Does he regret it?

“At the end of the day on the road, fourth and not even a full yard, I’d do it again next week,” Fox said. “We’ve got to be able to execute that and get that in.”

Fox didn’t need convincing from Kyle Orton or from anyone else to go for it.

“We called timeout to see how far it was to go,” Fox said of the decision process.

Upstairs told them that they had 6 inches, and for Fox, it was a no-brainer.

The Broncos ran it up the middle on the attempt, but failed to score. That left the Titans with a full field to work on. Unfortunately the Titans went 95-yards for a score of their own.

Any script in Hollywood would have written it that way, but it real football terms, the Broncos played the best odds possible and made the right call to go for it.

Whether or not a run play was the right call in that situation is up for debate. However, the most fruitful source of insight comes from hindsight.

With that, the Broncos move on.

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Topics: Denver Broncos, John Fox, Kyle Orton, Tennessee Titans

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  • David Cannady

    If they would have scored everyone would be telling him it was a genius call.

  • David Cannady

    If they would have scored everyone would be telling him it was a genius call.

  • Timm Dallas

    So frustrated .. Pick yourselfs up once again dust yourselfs off, and lets get a W next week..
    Green bay look out here come the
    Broncos..

  • Timm Dallas

    So frustrated .. Pick yourselfs up once again dust yourselfs off, and lets get a W next week..
    Green bay look out here come the
    Broncos..

  • TonyNguyen

    Nothing wrong with the decision to go for it… But we have a weapon on Tebow with short yardage… why not use him in this situation? Bazaar!!!!

  • TonyNguyen

    Nothing wrong with the decision to go for it… But we have a weapon on Tebow with short yardage… why not use him in this situation? Bazaar!!!!

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  • Esahc

    No you take the damn 3 it would have tied keep on the same crap run dont play Tebow he would use our time out to fail they already know our o line sucks and our qb has two left feet cant scramble no dual threat in the bearded moron gettin 10 mil this year and cant look presentable bad decision making just piss poor.

  • Esahc

    No you take the damn 3 it would have tied keep on the same crap run dont play Tebow he would use our time out to fail they already know our o line sucks and our qb has two left feet cant scramble no dual threat in the bearded moron gettin 10 mil this year and cant look presentable bad decision making just piss poor.

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