The last time the Patriots ventured into Denver’s Sports Authority Field, the Broncos ended their season by beating them in the AFC Championship before going on to win the Super Bowl. Fast forward nearly a year later, and the 8-6 Broncos and clinging to playoff hopes, which were made less realistic yesterday after the Patriots drubbed the Broncos 16-3 on their home turf. The frustration from the loss caused some heated distention in the Broncos locker room after the game.
Emmanuel Sanders, who had three receptions for just 48 yards (all in the second half), thought it would be a beneficial decision for him to hop onto Twitter to respond to a few trolls who claimed that Pro Bowler and Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler shut him down.
When all else fails, blame it on the cover 2–“It wasn’t his defense that shut me down, it was their defense that shut me down” isn’t a rock solid argument to begin with, so Twitter let him have it.
Sanders hasn’t responded to the vitriol, but seeing as he is one of the more social media vocal players in the league, he’s probably devising something as I write this.
[h/t Total Pro Sports]