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#pounditFriday, December 4, 2020

Gary Kubiak downplays postgame shouting match, attributes it to ‘frustration’

Gary Kubiak

Coach Gary Kubiak and the Denver Broncos have been trying to downplay the locker room shouting match that took place after Sunday’s loss to New England.

Kubiak doesn’t think the team is divided after offensive lineman Russell Okung and defensive back Aqib Talib engaged in a shouting match after the game.

“I would never let something be divisive, I would never let that happen,” Kubiak said, via ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. “If I didn’t see guys in there bleeding and working and battling each other, those type of things, it wouldn’t be football. That doesn’t bother me.

“That’s part of the game. There’s nobody feeling good today. Did some people play better than others? Yeah, that’s the case every week in football. We’ve got to regroup. We’ve got to get better. We’ve got to go on the road for a big game. There’s no time to feel sorry for yourself, but there’s always time to be honest with yourself.”

Kubiak said the standoff was “not a big deal,” chalking it up to simple frustration after a damaging loss.

“I’ve been in NFL locker rooms 400-plus times. It was nothing,” Kubiak said. “That was frustration that we just lost a game.”

At 8-6, the Broncos are already out of the AFC West picture. Their last hope is finding a way to sneak into the final AFC wildcard spot.

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