Broncos coach John Fox regrets permitting an interview with Jeff Darlington of NFL.com while watching game tape according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Fox was talking about how well Tim Tebow operates the read-option offense that was implemented after the Lions’ loss, but as he continued to get up caught up watching the film, he said about his quarterback: “If we were trying to run a regular offense, he’d be screwed.”
“I screwed up,” Fox said today at his news conference. “What bothers me about that is I love Tim Tebow. How can you not? I’m his biggest fan.”
“It’s my fault,” Fox said today. “What bothers me about that quote is I love the guy. All I was talking about was how this is a different way to run the ball. Everybody wants to put a name on it. All we’re doing is tweaking the running game so we match up with what Tim does well. And I’m telling you, he’s getting better as a passer. He is improving.
“But that was one time where I lost sleep over it. I don’t ever lose sleep over things like this, but I felt terrible about it. We were 1-4 and now we’re 5-5. Believe me, I’m Tim Tebow’s biggest fan.”