Kyle Orton a trash talker? I wouldn’t have guessed that, but I suppose you never know. James Harrison insists that the Broncos quarterback was talking smack during Sunday night’s Steelers-Broncos preseason game and ended up getting what he deserved as a result. It may only be the preseason, but Denver’s quarterbacks are taking a beating.
Harrison recovered a fumble in the game (a call that was overturned) and Orton attempted to tackle him after he scooped the loose ball. The result was exactly the one we’d expect to see when a quarterback tries to tackle a 250-pound linebacker (hint: something similar to what Ndamukong Suh did to Jake Delhomme). Harrison felt no remorse, to say the least.
He was running his mouth and getting in the way of the train,” Harrison said after the game, per Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “And the train wasn’t coming off the track.”
“He was popping off down there the first time they were about to score,” Harrison said. “So you run your mouth, expect to get something. Everything’s between the lines, so he got what he had coming.”
Orton should have known that only James Harrison is allowed to run his mouth, even if it’s about taking a trip to the White House. Love the whole “getting in the way of the train” thing, too. He should copyright that phrase. I’ve never heard it before.
James Harrison says Kyle Orton “got what he had coming” [Pro Football Talk]