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#pounditSunday, January 16, 2022

Draymond Green, Adam Schefter get into it over Bennie Logan not taking knee

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Many people felt that Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Logan cost his team a win on Sunday night by scoring a touchdown late in the game rather than taking a knee just shy of the goal line. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is one of those people. Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is not.

After the Broncos lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime, Schefter reminded his 5.5 million Twitter followers that there probably would have been no OT if Logan took a knee late in the fourth quarter rather than scoring.

Green disagreed with Schefter and believes any other athlete would, too.

To prove his point, Schefter reminded Green about the famous play in 2007 where former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook unselfishly went down at the 1-yard line to preserve a win over the Dallas Cowboys. Again, Green pointed to the fact that Schefter is a reporter and not a pro athlete.

Didn’t Westbrook — you know, the guy who took the knee — play the game, as Green says? I’m not sure I understand that logic, nor do we get the random shot at John Clayton.

Unlike with the Westbrook play, the Broncos actually could not have completely run the clock out to preserve their 17-16 lead if Logan took a knee. Kansas City had no timeouts left, but the two-minute warning would have stopped the clock once and Denver could have taken it down to about 30-40 seconds. At that point, the Broncos could have kicked a field goal to give themselves a four-point lead or go for the touchdown. Worst case, they would have been leading 17-16 with 30 seconds left and the Chiefs pinned at their own 1-yard line.

While I don’t agree with Green’s reason for calling Schefter out, I don’t think you can blame Logan for the loss. Westbrook’s decision allowed the Eagles to run the entire clock out, so Denver’s situation was slightly different. Plus, you can read about all the other poor decisions that were made in the game here. The loss certainly doesn’t fall on one guy who scored a touchdown.


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