Originally posted on Denver Post  |  Last updated 12/27/11

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 10: John Fox Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers smiles during warm-ups before the game against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

When the Broncos were in the midst of a six-game winning streak recently, John Fox seemed to find much humor in any questions involving a quarterback and the phrase, “best chance to win.”

You’ll probably remember that Fox frequently used those words to explain why Kyle Orton was named the starting quarterback in training camp and why he remained the starter through the first five games, though Orton struggled in the team’s 1-4 start.

Joke’s over, apparently.

A local radio producer asked Fox today if Orton now gives the Chiefs the best chance to win, the question coming near the end of an already-tense press conference. Orton led the Chiefs to a win against the Packers two weeks ago in his first start, and on a game-tying touchdown drive late against Oakland last weekend.

Fox was not amused. He stared at the man who asked the question and didn’t crack a smile as he merely said, “That’s funny.”

Funny, maybe, but not “ha ha” funny, at least not to Fox.

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