Broncos safety Rahim Moore was the goat of Denver’s playoff loss, allowing Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones to get behind him for a 70-yard touchdown. Broncos coach John Fox is hoping Moore uses that as motivation for a strong offseason and a better 2013.
“He feels worse than anybody,” Fox told the Denver Post. “He made great, great improvement from year one to year two. And he’s got to do that again this year.”
Moore wasn’t the only one to take criticism after that loss: Fox took plenty for having Peyton Manning take a knee at the end of the fourth quarter and settling for overtime, rather than trying to get into field-goal range to win the game in regulation. But Fox stands by that call.
“I’d do it again,” Fox said. “Any time you lose, there’s criticism. We understand that. We all signed up for it and we get it. It was a disappointing loss, no doubt, but we’re going to spit that taste out and get on to the next season.”
Fox is right that any time you lose, there’s criticism. But Fox should give some more thought to whether, in the case of running out the clock at the end of the fourth quarter, that criticism is warranted.