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Brett Rypien gets shoved in strange Broncos sideline spat over Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson wasn’t the one Broncos quarterback to have a tough Christmas.

Backup Brett Rypien was concerned in a strange sideline spat with Denver’s offensive line because the staff spiraled in direction of an embarrassing 51-14 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles.

Wilson was sacked on consecutive performs to finish a drive with the staff trailing 34-6 in the third quarter. Rypien then went over to say one thing to the offensive line when guard Dalton Risner shoved him. CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson was the primary to report on the incident.

“Tensions are high, Jim (Nantz), on these Broncos’ sideline,” Wolfson mentioned. “Backup quarterback Brett Rypien got here over after that sack, went to the offensive line. Had phrases for them and Dalton Risner, defending Russell Wilson. Risner, proper in the center of it, truly pushed Rypien.

“And then Cam Sutton just trying to calm everyone down going up and down the sidelines. But certainly, frustration down here on the Broncos’ sideline.”

Russell Wilson gets sacked in Broncos' loss to the Rams.
Russell Wilson gets sacked in Broncos’ loss to the Rams.
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Rypien would go on to switch Wilson, who authored the newest chapter on his brutal first season with the Broncos. Wilson, who ended up enjoying peacemaker to ease tensions, completed the sport finishing 15-of-27 passes for 214 yards with one landing and three interceptions.

The Broncos’ commerce with the Seahawks this offseason, which despatched a hefty bundle of picks and gamers to Seattle, appears like an unmitigated catastrophe, solely worsened by the five-year, $240 million deal they signed the 34-year-old to earlier than the season.

“A lot needs to happen,” Wilson mentioned after the sport, according to KUSA. “No. 1, I’ve to play to the requirements that I understand how to play to. And I’ve been enjoying to my entire career. I’ll by no means let a second like tonight outline me. We’re at a low second proper now. I don’t concern low moments as a result of I do know each time I’ve at all times come out the opposite aspect. All I understand how to do is maintain combating, maintain battling.

“The reality is, it’s been a storm. It’s been a storm all year. It’s not what we hoped for, not what we dreamed for. But it doesn’t mean it’s going to end that way for years to come. We got to change it and like I said it starts with me.”

Dalton Risner shoved Brett Rypien during Broncos sideline spat.
Dalton Risner shoved Brett Rypien throughout Broncos sideline spat.

Dalton Risner shoved Brett Rypien during Broncos sideline spat.
Dalton Risner shoved Brett Rypien throughout Broncos sideline spat.


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The 4-11 Broncos end the season with AFC West matchups in opposition to the Chiefs and Chargers. They then could have a number of choices to make about their future, beginning with first-year coach Nathaniel Hackett. The former Packers offensive coordinator has taken nearly as a lot warmth as Wilson for this ugly season and could possibly be one and one in Denver.

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