CUTLER VS. RIVERS
It is fairly safe to assume that Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers aren’t sending one another Christmas cards this holiday season. And for many players around the Broncos locker room, that rivalry adds another level of intensity to this weekend’s AFC West title tilt in San Diego.
“We have Jay’s back,” Daniel Graham said. “He is our captain and when he is at war, we all support him. We are going to war with him. It is going to be a good one on Sunday.”
With so much drama surrounding one contest, and the rivalry between the two up-and-coming superstar quarterbacks only adding to it, Ebenezer Ekuban said if he wasn’t on the field, he would pay good money to see this showdown.
“You have two phenomenal quarterbacks who are still young, we still haven’t seen what they are capable of,” Ekuban said. “Those are two young dynamic quarterbacks back there who have control of their teams. It is going to be an interesting game. It is going to be fun.”
Cutler himself said with the rivalry he and Rivers have established, and the always bitter rivalry that exists between the Broncos and Chargers, he isn’t expecting a warm holiday welcome Sunday night.
“It probably won’t be pleasant,” he said. “I don’t think it is going to be with the holiday spirit at all. I don’t think they like me, which is fine. It adds to the game, the excitement and the rivalry with us. It is going to be a good one.”
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…
When asked what he wanted for Christmas this year Graham didn’t have to think long for an answer. The tight end said a win in San Diego Sunday would be the best gift he could receive this year.
Teammate Wesley Woodyard agreed.
“This year I want a victory on Sunday,” he said. “That would be the best Christmas present I could get.”
-Jake Grilley, DenverBroncos.com
Here are some photos from today’s practice.