Drew Lock, Justin Simmons break silence on Broncos’ internal squabbles
The 2020 NFL Season has been rocky so far, to say the least, for the Denver Broncos. On Sunday, they suffered a heart-crushing 43-16 defeat against the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs at home. Sunday’s loss marks Denver’s 10th consecutive against the Chiefs where things seemed to take a wrong turn for the team as internal drama took a front seat, marring the Broncos’ fourth loss of the season.
“People outside of the locker room will react to what they see and what they hear,” said safety Justin Simmons after Sunday’s frustrating loss, per Sean Keeler Denver Post. “But the reality is, when you’re a family, you fight. You get frustrated … no one’s above emotion. Especially when you’re in the heat of the moment.”
Simmons was seemingly downplaying his team’s domestic troubles which were highlighted by a fuming Shelby Harris who was visibly upset with head coach Vic Fangio on his way to the sidelines after being pulled from the game due to unsportsmanlike conduct. LB Bradley Chubb was also seen jawing at his teammates after a disappointing showing against the fiery Chiefs.
Second-year QB Drew Lock was also on the same boat as Simmons as he brushed off all the drama that was being written about his team.
“Shelby Harris, Bradley Chubb, they have the right to express their opinions, without a doubt,” Lock said. “They have a right to come up and tell us straight in the face, ‘You need to pick up your (expletive).’ And if they were to come up and tell me that, I wouldn’t mind.”
It seems as though the Broncos might just need some good old housekeeping to make sure they’re all on the same page. If anything, all these squabbles inside the gridiron on Sunday might even be good for the Broncos to get them fired up and bounce back strong against the Los Angeles Chargers on their Week 8 matchup.