Emmanuel Sanders just couldn’t let it go.
The Denver Broncos wide receiver managed just three catches for 48 yards on six targets Sunday in the Denver Broncos’ 16-3 home loss to the New England Patriots. Considering Sanders is one of the most productive receivers in the NFL, those numbers would suggest that the Patriots’ secondary — led by top cornerback Malcolm Butler — did a pretty solid job in shutting him down.
Well, don’t tell that to Sanders, who decided to fire up Twitter on Monday with this hot take:
First: We kind of get where Sanders is coming from. New England did play zone on occasion, which means Butler wasn’t directly matched up with Sanders on every play. (Butler was targeted just three times, allowing one completion).
That said, this is quite the petty move from Sanders, considering A) his team lost by 13 points; B) his three receptions tied his fewest in a game this season; and C) one of the six targets Sanders saw was intercepted by cornerback Logan Ryan.
Not surprisingly, the internet roasted the veteran wideout for his tweet.
Unfortunately for Denver, worrying about who shut down whom appears to be the least of this team’s problems.
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