John Fox insists he didn’t hear the crowd chanting for Tim Tebow during the Broncos’ loss to the Raiders.
Now he’ll have to drive through Denver with his eyes closed as well if he hopes to ignore those who want to see the Heisman Trophy winner under center. A group of Broncos fans have purchased two billboards in downtown Denver for $10,000.
Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post spoke with Jesse Oaks about the plan. Oaks, a Kentucky-based Broncos fan, posted the idea for the billboards on message boards frequented by Broncos enthusiasts and said that he received plenty of offers to chip in for the cost of the billboards.
“We believe in Coach Fox. We’re just tired of Kyle Orton,” Oaks said. “We were sitting around after Fox said he didn’t hear the chants for Tebow and we figured if he’s deaf, we hope he’s not blind.”
It isn’t every football season where you see one team’s fanbase chanting for a quarterback while members of that quarterback’s own fanbase burn to have him replaced. That’s just what happened with Orton this year as Dolphins fans proclaimed their preference for him during training camp before the Tebow uprising began in earnest on Monday night. To the best of our knowledge, no one is chanting for Brady Quinn.
Fox has made it clear this week that he still believes in Orton as a starting quarterback. It will be harder for him to do that if Orton can’t do a better job against the Bengals because the outcry for Tebow will only get louder.