Several media figures such as Peter King and Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson harshly criticized Elliott on the play, and rightfully so.
Elliott didn’t try to catch Talib, and he had his hands on his hips earlier when Chris Harris Jr. returned an interception 23 yards. Jourdan Lewis, the third round pick out of MI, made his debut and caught an interception off a miscommunication from Trevor Siemian and Demaryius Thomas.
Asked about Bryant play against the Broncos, Garrett was initially complimentary, but then got to the crux of the matter. Paul Perkins led the Giants with 16 yards rushing.
In week one it looked like the Cowboys could run on anyone.
Ben McAdoo set the tone post-Dallas with a tough love team meeting two days after the 19-3 loss.
Leading by 11 points, the Broncos pulled away to a 35-10 lead with 14 points in the third quarter. The Broncos had 380 yards offense and C.J. Anderson, who is not an elite running back, picked up 118 yards. Orlando Scandrick was out with a broken hand, and injuries to cornerback Chidobe Awuzie and safety Nolan Carroll during the game forced them to shuffle things around. He chose go for it on a couple of fourth downs in Broncos territory out of desperation to narrow the gap in the score, and the attempts were unsuccessful.
LIGHTNING DELAY: The game was delayed by lightning for 62 minutes in the first quarter. Talk about a fun locker room.
Safety Will Parks, who spent most of the event talking and taking photos with fans, recognized the commitment the Broncos displayed Monday night as they helped raise money for local families in need.
SPLIT ALLEGIANCES: DeMarcus Ware was the honorary alumni captain for the coin toss between the game pitting his former teams.
With players continuing to disrespect fans, more are tuning out – National Football League ratings for the opening week were dismal, although executives say it was because of Hurricane Irma. Buffalo held Carolina to 9 points, but couldn’t mount a single piece of offense and that won’t fly against a Denver team that’s known for their defense. He acknowledged he considered coming out of retirement when Broncos linebacker Shane Ray injured a wrist early in training camp but chose to stick with his new gig working for the NFL Network.
“Zeke is one of the most natural competitors I’ve ever been around”, Garrett said Monday.