"I don't know, something that would get a first down." Jebus. Maybe he should have been thinking ahead, actually be engaged with what was going on, talk to McCoy and tell him to win it on that possession.
The various articles discussing this have pointed out that the playoff loss was not the first time last year the Bronco O went into safe mode to close out a game, it had happened several times down the stretch, including a couple times defending an onside kick to close out the game after having a 10-14 point lead in the 4th quarter.
Fox is on the last year of his contract, not getting extended methinks. He's been a good bridge from McD, but now Elway has to make his next big decision - who will be the next HC.