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Emmanuel Sanders: Paxton Lynch has shed “deer in headlights” look


When last we heard from Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders about the quarterback competition in Denver, he was saying all the right things about both of the candidates. He still is, but with more detail.

“I was just watching Trevor [Siemian] walk around and he’s walking around with that same confidence,” Sanders told reporters on Wednesday after a minicamp practice. “You put him in the shotgun, and he can sling it around. You see Paxton [Lynch] and you see an opportunity at hand being a young guy last year.

“Paxton was like that deer in the headlights, walking around big-eyed. Now, he’s more relaxed. It’s going to be interesting to see how Paxton takes his second year. Hopefully he gets that Memphis swag back. [We’ll] see those two guys compete and see who wins the job.”

Whoever wins the job will be slinging it around, and that makes Sanders very, very happy.

“Obviously, we’re going to throw the ball a lot more,” Sanders said. “There are a lot of underneath routes. Today we were able to throw the ball down the field. I think Bennie [Fowler] and Paxton connected on a deep ball. . . . I’m excited. I remember [Mike McCoy’s] offense from 2014. I labeled it, ‘Wide Receiver Avenue.’ It’s very pass happy and that’s everything as a receiver you could want. I’m excited.”

Broncos fans should be excited, too. The offense didn’t do enough to complement the team’s defense last year, and the Broncos didn’t make it to the playoffs. A passing game with punch could make all the difference that Denver needs.

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14 Responses to “Emmanuel Sanders: Paxton Lynch has shed “deer in headlights” look”
  1. MichaelEdits says: Apr 26, 2017 7:22 PM

    Of course he has. It’s April. The headlights don’t shine until September.

  2. sportnorcal says: Apr 26, 2017 7:40 PM

    He’s relaxed and confident in sweat pants without large bodied men chasing him?

    About as relevant as the Wunderlic test and all the stupid numbers that come out of the NFL Combine.

  3. waynefontesismyfather says: Apr 26, 2017 7:49 PM

    Well, I hope he’d say that. Be a damn shame if he threw his QB under the bus and said he still has the deer in the headlights look. Or is a bum. Or has a stupid 1990s goatee.

  4. finnymcphin says: Apr 26, 2017 8:05 PM

    Sanders might want to hold that judgement until he sees what happens when those headlights belong to the Khalil Mack truck

  5. floridaslonechargersfan says: Apr 26, 2017 9:13 PM

    I hope Lynch starts Week One. He sucks.

  6. richardshermanhaschickenlegs says: Apr 26, 2017 9:15 PM

    Trevor wins, if, and only if, they look at performance instead of draft pedigree.

    Trevor is so much like a young Joe Montana. Seriously, many of the same qualities. He is an extremely accurate passer with good-enough arm strength and mobility. Good leader and good under pressure.

    If Elway is smart enough to stick with him long term, Trevor will lift a Lombardi in the next five years.

    People who think he stinks don’t watch the games or don’t know what to look for.

  7. thesilentshoplifter says: Apr 26, 2017 9:25 PM

    I will never understand Kube’s 3 yards and a cloud of dust offense. What a Big 10 dinosaur. He would never match the scheme to the skill set of his players. Things will be different with McCoy, thank God!

  8. thesilentshoplifter says: Apr 26, 2017 9:29 PM

    Sanders might want to hold that judgement until he sees what happens when those headlights belong to the Khalil Mack truck.
    What was the score in the season ender last year? Mack disappeared just like he did in the WC game when he couldnt touch Brocky O.

  9. idiedpretty says: Apr 26, 2017 11:24 PM

    You mean the Mack that disappeared at the end of last season?? That Mack?

  10. burtmustin says: Apr 26, 2017 11:27 PM


  11. kferguson2002 says: Apr 27, 2017 1:00 AM

    Lynch and his facial hair always remind me of the V for Vendetta Guy Fawkes mask

  12. stipez says: Apr 27, 2017 6:24 AM

    Still looks like Bambi though

  13. joetoronto says: Apr 27, 2017 11:44 AM

    Mack is a man, Miller is a boy.

  14. peter ladetto says: Apr 27, 2017 11:52 AM

    i love how delusional the broncos have become. its great entertainment. the patriots are going to steam roll you orange faced clowns this year. last years game was just a warmup.

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