Posted Sun Oct 3rd by Monty
Kyle Orton gave the Tennessee Titans all they could handle Sunday, throwing for 341 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-20 victory that included a fourth quarter comeback drive.
Then, the NFL’s leading passer gave the Titans a piece of his mind.
Orton spoke out against Tennessee defenders after the game Sunday, coming to the defense of his offensive linemen, who he said were unfairly hit after the whistle throughout their Week Four contest at LP Field in Nashville.
“I think they are cheap, and it was one of the cheapest games that I’ve ever seen out of some of those players,” Orton said.
Orton was sacked six times and hurried many times more, but still managed to complete 35 of 50 pass attempts (70%) against the chippy Titans defense. Contact between Broncos and Titans players, especially when the Broncos’ offense was on the field, was commonly taking place long after the whistle blew.
And according to Orton, some of this contact went well beyond a padded shoving match.
“When we’ve got (guard Chris) Kuper getting punched with his helmet off,” Orton said, “it’s ridiculous.”
That absolutely is ridiculous — conduct they undoubtedly gleaned from their chippy defensive coordinator — and the unsportsmanlike and sloppy play of the Titans got the better of them in the end. The Broncos definitely got the last laugh, and we love hearing a fired-up Orton come to the back of his offensive line. We’re guessing his linemen do, too.