It’s not that rare to hear a player like Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton call out another team like the Titans. (Heck, opposing players seem to call Titans dirty every week.)
It’s a little different to hear the coach-on-coach crime committed by Josh McDaniels on Jeff Fisher Monday.
“I was proud of our team because we knew that was the kind of game
it was going to be,” McDaniels said Monday about the Broncos win via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “You can put any tape you want to
of Tennessee and there’s going to be 10 penalties. You either coach it
or you allow it to happen. That’s how I look at that.”
McDaniels lauded his team for not being drawn into fights and went a step further, saying the Titans played dirty.
“There’s a way to play tough and physical without being excessive and
playing dirty after the snap,” McDaniels said. “There’s a lot of teams
in this league that play like that. Tough and physical but also within
The Broncos tellingly didn’t include the quotes above in the quote sheet distributed by the team Monday. But the words still found their way to Tennessee, where Titans coach Jeff Fisher was unmoved. Shocker. He said his team was physical, but not cheap.
“We did have six sacks against the quarterback and numerous other
times they did have some difficulty with protection and blocking our
defensive line. Maybe he’s referring to that,” Fisher said via the Nashville Tennessean.
Fisher isn’t going to change his coaching style.
“This defense is playing well,” Fisher said. “They played well enough
to win . . . I’d like to see them play harder, play more aggressive.”