December 29, 2010
If you've already put together a list of your favorite inappropriate quotes of 2010, I'm sorry, but you're going to have to make room at the top. Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has chimed in with a late entry.
Speaking to the media on a conference call, Lloyd was asked if he'd like to say "I told you so" to the 49ers, Redskins, and Bears, his three former teams.
His answer? No, of course not! Because saying "I told you so" would mean that Lloyd is living in the past; that he's petty and vindictive. He's not like that at all! Unless, of course, he said something else ...
"No, I want to say, '[expletive] you.' And I mean that in the most professional way."
Oh, OK then. As long as it's professional.
Here's more from Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
After about 3 seconds of stunned silence, Broncos media relations director Patrick Smyth jumped into the call: “Anything else for Brandon, guys? I have receivers coach Adam Gase here … ”
I'm going to guess that the assembled media members preferred talking to the Pro Bowl receiver who won't filter out his f-bombs than receivers coach Adam Gase. Sorry, coach Gase.
In sports history, this is example 9,823,372 we've seen of an athlete taking any little slight he can find and turning it into motivation. It's what athletes do. Most of them don't turn into Andrew Dice Clay on a media conference call -- and Lloyd shouldn't have done that, either -- but it's not surprising he feels that way.
Whoever ends up as the next coach of the Broncos should wash Lloyd's mouth out with soap, though.
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