Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton suffered his share of bruises during a five-sack night in Monday night's loss to the Oakland Raiders. But Orton's ego might have taken the biggest beating as fans in Denver chanted third-string quarterback Tim Tebow's name.
Orton grew testy when a reporter asked him Wednesday if he felt any added pressure with the fans booing him and calling for Tebow to take his job.
"No, not at all," Orton said. "I'm not going to sit here and waste my time answering questions about it, to be honest with you. Until Coach (John) Fox comes to me, he's the only one that I'm going to listen to. So, I'd rather you guys not waste my time with the questions because I'm not going to answer them."
Asked if the criticism of Orton was fair, Fox said: "Life's not fair, but at the end of the day, he'll bounce back. I have all the confidence in the world in him. He did a lot of good things Monday night as well, so we've got some things we need to correct and we'll do that."
Orton said the contingent of fans voicing their disapproval don't bother him.
"I just look at it like I don't care," he said. "(Fox's) opinion and my teammates' opinions will always be the ones that matter."
And Fox is solidly in Orton's corner.
"Right now, we feel like Kyle Orton gives us our best chance," Fox said. "Even the staff before us felt that way. ... Right now, he's our starting quarterback. There's no question about that. Like our whole team, we've got some room for improvement this week."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.