The Denver Broncos throttled running back Marshawn Lynch and sent quarterback Derek Carr to the sideline with a back injury, then sealed their 16-10 win over Oakland on Sunday on safety Justin Simmons’ interception of EJ Manuel at the Denver 8 in the closing minutes.
“That’s something for Cam to deal with and you guys to deal with,” said outside linebacker and team captain Thomas Davis. “We weren’t there. We really don’t know what is happening. So we’re really focused in on Detroit. We can’t allow anything for us to be a distraction.”
Asked what it meant for the face of the organization to make such a comment, Davis said: “That says that’s something Cam is going to have to deal with you guys. He’s going to have to deal with that moving forward. I feel like it’s a situation he’s going to handle and he’s going to handle it well. But for us as a football team we’ll remain focused on Detroit.”
Rivera said he talked to his players Thursday about staying focused while dealing with off-the-field issues such as Newton’s comment, the shooting in Las Vegas and the devastation from the hurricane in Puerto Rico.
“I said to the guys, there’s some issues out there we have to deal with,” Rivera said. “But be where your feet are. When you’re on the football field, be on the football field. When you’re in the meeting room, be in the meeting room. Try to maintain your focus and stay Cheap Jerseys Paypal Payment focused.
“These are trying times. I believe that and I understand that. There are Cheap Jerseys Online Free Shipping some very serious issues out there, and this country has dealt with a lot of them lately, from the hurricane disasters to the very terrible incident in Las Vegas to this. These are all issues that are important.”