Instead, Fox chose to put his legendary quarterback on ice. Fox explained his thought process Monday.
"(The Jones touchdown) was pretty devastating," Fox explained, via the Broncos' official Twitter. "It just didn't seem the right time ... to go for the jugular."
Fox added in his news comference that he would call for a kneel-down 10 times out of 10 in the same situation, via Lindsay Jones of USA TODAY Sports. Broncos CEO John Elway backed his coach, saying he thought it was a "good move" to regroup and move to overtime. Jones reported that Elway avoided the question if he would have wanted to take a shot if he was the quarterback.
The "jugular" reference sticks with us the most. If there is ever a time to get aggressive, to go for the jugular, isn't it in the playoffs with everything on the line? Fox coached scared and might have ended up on the wrong side of an instant classic because of it.