“Cardale’s brand right now has never been stronger, might never be stronger again in his life,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said.
“Don’t forget we played last night in Washington. I’m not looking for excuses, but they were here waiting for us,” said Colorado Coach Patrick Roy. “They were ready and they were skating well. They seemed to be very fresh and sometimes it makes a big difference.”
“At least in that last game, you want to feel like you go out kicking and screaming when you’re right there,” Elway said. “And I think two years in a row it didn’t feel like we went out kicking and screaming.”
Elway said he has not contacted anybody about his open head coaching job.
The 28-year-old right-hander made his big league debut with the Rockies last April and had a 6.89 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 15 2-3 innings over 16 relief appearances.
“I was just saying I didn’t think (Alex) was particularly good for (his) standards today.missing the net a little bit, fumbling pucks,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. “But who scores the winning goal? Alex Ovechkin.”
“It became clear that it was best for both the Denver Broncos and Coach Fox to move on and make this change,” Elway said in a statement.
“I want to become one of the greatest players of all time,” he said through a translator in his acceptance speech. “Of course, this requires a lot of effort and I hope to get there.”
“We’re not satisfied,” Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano said. “This is a great, great victory, but we’ve got an ultimate goal that we’re chasing.”