Even when the Denver Broncos win, coach Sean Payton still isn’t satisfied.
Payton is still seeking a perfect game, and while he was pleased to see P.J. Locke step up and intercept a pass against the Green Bay Packers last week, Payton wasn’t pleased with the safety’s initial decision to run with the ball.
“Look, it’s his first interception in the NFL,” Payton said. “I was excited for him. It was a big play, obviously. At that point, it was good to see him get on a knee. If he kept running, I might have tackled him.”
Locke eventually did slide and the Broncos went on to run out the clock to secure a 19-17 win.
Payton was asked after Sunday’s game if Locke’s interception gave him reprieve for that burned timeout.
“Don’t get me started,” Payton said. “That needs to be cleaner. It’s the NFL and it shouldn’t happen. We get caught burning timeouts twice with substitution changes, and we have to get that corrected.”
Payton was happy with the turnover, but he’s not satisfied. He’s a perfectionist, and there’s always room for improvement.