Though an ankle injury prevented linebacker Wesley Woodyard from travelling to Oakland, it didn’t stop him from supporting his teammates, particularly rookie linebacker Danny Trevathan.
With the Broncos in Oakland while he remained in Denver, Woodyard texted his support to Trevathan, whose role at weakside linebacker increased. Woodyard’s encouragement was not lost on Trevathan, who played 34 snaps at linebacker.
“I just remember seeing some stuff to motivate me, because he wasn’t able to play,” Trevathan said. “It kind of gave me a little boost during the game. I’m sure he knows that.”
“I just tried to go out there and perform my best and try to play like he would, or even try to do a little bit better,” Trevathan added. “The standards are set high here, and I think with him going out there playing like that, it’s only going to make us want to play better.”