With their embarrassing 35-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday after, the Denver Broncos officially clinched their first losing season since 2010. And judging by a couple of post-game comments from All-Pro cornerback Chris Harris Jr., tensions appear to be high in Denver’s locker room.
Despite recording three takeaways (one of which was a pick-six) and playing an all-around solid game on the defensive side of the ball, the Broncos got blown out by a Dolphins team that entered the game with 4-7 record.
So, how did the Dolphins score 35 points if the Broncos played well defensively? Well, Denver quarterback Trevor Siemian threw three interceptions (one was a pick-six and another set up a Miami touchdown on the very next play); center Matt Paradis snapped a ball over Siemian’s head resulting in a safety; and rookie punt returner Isaiah McKenzie fumbled another punt that resulted in a second safety for the Dolphins.
Following the loss, which was Denver’s eighth-straight defeat, Harris told Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post that, “We [Broncos’ defense] have to damn near play perfect to win a game.”
Harris added, “We’re losing to teams that are not very good, in my opinion. That’s what makes it very hard. Ain’t no way the Dolphins were supposed to beat us like that.”
In all honesty, it’s surprising that it’s taken this long for the Broncos locker room to become divided.