Vance Joseph is not here for Demaryius Thomas’ sniping.
The former Denver Broncos wide receiver wasted little time taking on his former team and coach after being traded to the Houston Texans last week.
The two teams met immediately after the trade with the Texas prevailing on the road in Denver, a Broncos loss some laid at the feet of Joseph’s conservative coaching style.
Thomas was among those critics.
Thomas had harsh words for Broncos
“That’s what they do over there,” Thomas told NFL.com’s Michael Silver after the game. “I ain’t a part of that no more. We like to win over here.”
The eight-year veteran also told Broncos radio 760 AM that he was frustrated with losing playing time in Denver and misled about being traded.
Joseph ‘disappointed’ in Thomas’ comments
Joseph responded to Thomas’ comments with reporters on Wednesday.
“He’s got to move on,” Joseph said. “We’ve got to move on. He’s no longer a Bronco, and I can’t spend any time worrying about that. But as far as reading that stuff, I’m disappointed it was presented that way, I really am.”
Joseph also addressed Thomas’ complaints about not being named captain after believing that he was voted to be one by his teammates.
Quarterback Case Keenum and center Matt Paradis are the team’s offensive captains.
“They vote for the guys they see fit, who they want to lead their football team,” Joseph said of Broncos players. “So, I’m not sure where that came from or who discussed that with D.T. But again, I have great respect for him. The players vote for the captains. They voted for who they thought were the best guys to lead their football team.”
Breakups are hard, and losing is hard. The 3-6 Broncos are dealing with both right now.
Joseph’s approach is the right one. He’s got a lot bigger problems than a former player’s gripes to address if he doesn’t want to be shipped out of Denver too.
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