Kyle Orton was his usual, efficient self in a 26-20 Broncos victory over the Titans on Sunday afternoon. He completed 70 percent of his pass attempts and threw for over 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. While surely satisfied with the victory, it would appear that Orton didn’t consider Tennessee to be a respectable opponent. After the game, the Broncos quarterback said there was some foul play going on during Sunday’s game.
I think they are cheap, and it was one of the cheapest games that I’ve ever seen out of some of those players,” Orton said. “When we’ve got (guard Chris) Kuper getting punched with his helmet off, it’s ridiculous.”
It doesn’t sound like it was Shaun Smith ball grabbing status, but clearly something was going on that had Orton fired up. When I first read the comments, my initial reaction was, “call the whambulance.” After giving it some thought, I have no problem with Orton coming to the defense of the guys that protect him on Sundays. If you’re going to say something about dirty play, you might as well do it after a win. At least we know he’s not trying to protest the outcome of the game.
It’s common knowledge that stuff like this goes on every week throughout the NFL, so it had to have been exceptionally bad to warrant a comment after a victory.