Broncos DL Derek Wolfe raises eyebrows with concerning comment after loss
Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe was very candid and brutally honest about his frustration with the performance of his team following Sunday’s 34-16 loss to the New York Jets that dropped Denver to 2-3. He even hinted at some bigger problems going on with the franchise.
Jets running back Isaiah Crowell rushed for a franchise record 219 yards in the game. Denver’s defense also surrendered touchdown passes of 77 and 76 yards.
After the game, there was plenty of frustration in the Broncos’ locker room. Among those not happy was Wolfe, who took exception with fans saying Denver doesn’t play with heart.
“And it’s sad because we got fans behind our bench talking s–t, talking about how we don’t play with heart and don’t play as hard as we can,” Wolfe said. “We’re playing a hard as we can every single snap. This is our livelihood. We’re playing for our life out there. Playing for my family, playing for my wife, Playing for my brothers beside me. So for someone to say we’re not playing with heart, it’s bulls–t.”
Wolfe raised some eyebrows with a more alarming comment.
“Same s— every week. I’m tired of talking about the same s— the last two years,” Wolfe complained, according to The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala.
Jhabvala also reports Wolfe said “something deeper is going on here.”
The “something deeper” comment will cause many fans and media members to wonder about his focus. Is he talking about the lack of consistent quarterback play? The front office? The defense?
Denver started the season 2-0 but now find themselves riding a three-game losing streak. The frustration is building not only in the locker room, but with fans as well. The Broncos last made the playoffs in 2015. The way things are going so far, it looks like their streak of missing the postseason may continue.