ENGLEWOOD, Colo (AP) – Avoiding the Denver Broncos attempt to score a long-running goal last weekend is still debated, and not just by bemused fans and baffled radio hosts
Kicker Brandon McManus took to social media on Thursday to oppose his own team coach’s assertion that he had performed poorly in pre-match training in Atlanta.
That’s why Tom McMahon thwarted McMahon’s 58-yard attempt, which made five of six attempts from over 50 yards this season.
Coach Vic Fangio said after the Bronco team lost 34-27 on Sunday that he wanted to send a firing player to try to score the long field goal in the first quarter, but McMahon took him out during a hiatus.
“I had a strong urge to try it” Fangio said: I think it could have been 58 or 59 yards “Tom got me out of it and I had a push strong enough that I wanted to think about it more so that I called timeout.”
McMahon was asked to explain his advice during a Zoom call with reporters on Thursday, and his responses, followed by McMahon’s reaction, were piled up to the much-discussed decision
“Well the important thing – what I do is advise Vic about Brandon’s position during the pre-match with a distance, and the coach makes that decision from there,” McMahon said, “My biggest job is when I see a position like that distance on the 42nd line. Yard, 39 yard streak, 44 yard streak is where I have to participate, give him my advice in this case, think about it and make the decision to kick the ball
McMahon said the roof being opened at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium has nothing to do with the call to send gambler Sam Martin to the stadium instead of McManus.
“No, I don’t think the winds had any effect on any of the balls,” McMahon said. “Kicks, kicks, pounding and pounding them. It was about what I saw before the match, to be honest with you I went away from that from that, I gave him advice that I gave him «
McMahon went on to say that McMahon had a bad game in New England last month only to score 6-6 in field goals, including transfers from 52 and 54 yards in Denver’s 18-12 win, a performance that earned AFC special teams Player of the Week Honors
« I think it’s different every day the pre-game differs with every place you go. We went to New England, and I’ll be ahead with you. He missed five field goals in the pre-match, but the ball was flying so far, » McMahon said. p>
“It is totally different from the ball and track method. I give advice about that and the game situations. The first quarter may be the first quarter, the fourth quarter may be different, the third quarter may be different, and so on.”
Shortly thereafter, McManus tweeted, « It must have been a different game Airplane game and New England I was terrible Atlanta Kent (fire emoji) »
In the series of comments that followed, McManus added, « In situ, it makes sense not to kick. I can agree with that but not due to the warm-up »
McManus, who signed for four years, $ 17, 2 million extended in September, has made 16 of 17 field goal attempts in 2020 with his only failure at 58 yards in Pittsburgh in Week 2 that went so far to the right as he achieved 16 of 17 bonus points
Notes: D-line coach Bill Kollar returned to training on Thursday after missing one day while on the COVID-19 protocol for exposure to an infected individual Kollar had never tested for the virus He is now the fourth assistant coach to enter COVID-19 protocols The only person to be Still out of the house is D-Coordinator Ed Donatell, who has been in quarantine since November 1 RT Jake Rodgers (shoulder) missed training, and Fangio said Calvin Anderson could start his first career on Sunday.
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