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John Fox: Coaches decide who plays, not rock, paper, scissors

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After Monday night’s victory over the Raiders, Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman told reporters that winning a round of rock, paper, scissors against the team’s other backs led him to get the ball for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. 

Hillman said he went with rock to win, which is a good strategy since nothing beats rock and was captured by cameras during the game. Well, nothing except the head coach. 

John Fox got wind of the story and used his Tuesday meeting with the media to refute Hillman’s story. According to Fox, the Broncos employed more traditional methods to decide on Hillman as the ball carrier on the one-yard touchdown plunge. 

“That’s just stuff for people who like to get on TV and have something to talk about,” Fox said, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “I mean, Ronnie Hillman was going back in the game, that had nothing to do with that, it was just trying to have fun I guess. Ronnie was going in the ballgame. We decide that, that had nothing to do with it.”

Peyton Manning will continue to be allowed to play eeny meeny miny moe with the team’s receivers, however. 

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6 Responses to “John Fox: Coaches decide who plays, not rock, paper, scissors”
  1. routemkr77 says: Sep 25, 2013 7:31 AM

    I thought paper beat rock?

  2. somethingsmellsrotten says: Sep 25, 2013 10:55 AM

    Arrogant jerk…fit’s right in with that egomaniacal, obnoxious franchise.

  3. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 25, 2013 11:29 AM

    If Moreno had won that game of rock, paper, scissors, I would have lost my fantasy game.

  4. joetoronto says: Sep 25, 2013 12:04 PM

    JUst wait till the Donkeys hit some adversity and need a good HC to guide them through it.

    Fox is clearly not the guy, he’s a dud.

  5. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 25, 2013 12:52 PM

    Coaches also decide to kneel on the ball in a tie game with “the best quarterback in the game” and time still left on the clock.

  6. surfinbird1 says: Sep 25, 2013 1:58 PM

    Manning decides who will play…..puppet.

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