Broncos’ Drew Lock on why it was ‘really weird’ calling plays vs. Titans
Many of the NFL players are still adjusting to the new normal of football without the presence of their fans at the stadiums. Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock still needs to get used to the new environment. He admitted that the silence was nearly deafening in an empty arena, especially during dead ball situations.
“Yeah, that would have been sweet,” Lock said, via Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press. “It was really weird out there. No noise, the timeouts, it was quiet. I wanted to call the play quietly in the huddle because I didn’t know if they could hear us calling plays. It was weird.”
Lock himself had a good performance as he amassed a total of 216 passing yards on 22-of-33 passes completed along with a touchdown pass to tight end Noah Fant. Running back Melvin Gordon filled in for the injured Phillip Lindsay and contributed 78 rushing yards on 15 carries and a scored touchdown.
The unusual sight without the fans could have been the difference-maker for the Broncos as they dropped their first game of the season against the Tennessee Titans. A last-second field goal made by Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski put away the game for good on a 16-14 note.
The sophomore quarterback in Lock will be facing another tough hurdle as he aims to lead his team’s offense in their Week 2 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The undermanned Broncos will have to come out firing on all cylinders if they want to steal a win against their formidable opponents on September 20.