Thursday, February 21, 2013
John Fox stands behind Rahim Moore
By Bill Williamson
INDIANAPOLIS -- The last we saw of Rahim Moore, he made an unforgettable, inconceivable error that cost the Denver Broncos their 2012 season.
However, it will not be the last we see of Moore in Denver.
In the final seconds of regulation in the AFC divisional playoff round, Moore, a second-year safety, inexplicably allowed Baltimore receiver Jacoby Jones to get beyond him on a desperation 70-yard bomb from Joe Flacco that sent the game to overtime. The Ravens won 38-35 in double overtime. Denver was a Super Bowl favorite and were seconds away from punching a ticket to hosting the AFC title game.
There has been speculation that the Broncos will move away from Moore. Instead the Broncos are embracing him. The team fully expects him to be a major part of the defense in 2013.
“Craziness,” Denver coach John Fox said Thursday at the NFL combine. “He made a huge leap from Year 1 to Year 2 and I expect the same leap to be made this year … He made a mistake, we all did. We have to perform better and we have to coach better.”
Fox said the team began to work on getting Moore to move on from the play “the next day.” The coach also said the bitterness of the defeat lasted through the Super Bowl and that he and the team had “spit out” the bad taste of the Baltimore loss. As for Moore, Fox said: “he spit it out, too.”