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  • a practice squad receiver played quarterback Max Kellerman.

  • Was it unfair to make the Broncos play like this?

  • Absolutely not.

  • Absolutely not.

  • Stephen A.

  • Had brought this up all the time, right over the last several months.

  • Who didn't want the bubble, who resisted it.

  • If players were saying, No, we don't want to go into a bubble.

  • We're gonna exercise personal responsibility.

  • Then these are the risks you take.

  • If everyone was on what was on the I r right and they were just missing a lot of players because of that, what they have to play the game.

  • Well, if you don't want to play the game, forfeit the game, that's fine.

  • You could forfeit the game.

  • That's your right, But that's gonna be an L.

  • If you like your only chance to try to win that game, they don't need to reschedule it.

  • Nothing like that is playing when or take your loss.

  • Hold that.

  • That's how it goes, right?

  • I mean, like, this is Stephen A.

  • This is not that complicated.

  • I know it sounds harsh, but you want to get through the season yes or no.

  • We're playing football in the middle of a highly can contagious and tricky disease a pandemic.

  • So these are the risks you take.

  • And by the way, did someone break protocol in the quarterback room?

  • Right on the Broncos?

  • So hold on a second.

  • It comes down to personal responsibility.

  • If you're the players, you don't exercise any or or enough, and then there's a covert outbreak.

  • You're missing players the other team should have to forfeit.

  • Should have to postpone.

  • No, no, you play the game, take your lumps, move on the on leeway you postpone Stephen A.

  • Is if there's a threat of contagion.

  • If the medical experts say you can't play this game because they were gonna transmit the disease, Fuck, I get it, postpone.

  • Other than that, you play the game and be, you know, come what May Max.

  • I'm not.

  • I'm not getting into the particulars in terms of because I totally agree with you about the contagion part.

  • I also agree with you from the standpoint that look, you know, the players had an opportunity to have a bubble.

  • They didn't want a bubble.

  • Here is where we part ways, and I emphatically disagree with you.

  • I'm thinking about the fans in this regard Max.

  • This is an extreme situation.

  • There are alterations.

  • There are exceptions that are made when extreme circumstances take place.

  • They did not have a quarterback.

  • According to folks in the NFL, the Broncos actually called toe.

  • So to try to beg the NFL to allow their quality control coach to come onto the field and play quarterback for them because he knew the playbook, that's how desperate of a situation it waas.

  • So you are the New Orleans Saints and you walk into a game playing against the team that literally not figuratively, literally has no quarterback.

  • There's nobody to play the position.

  • I would have rather had them.

  • They have been made to forfeit the game than be subjected to that kind of stuff because again, you're playing.

  • You still got defensive players.

  • You still playing a football game is still a violent sport.

  • Somebody could ultimately go out there, get themselves hurt, etcetera, etcetera.

  • I understand this kind of stuff comes with it.

  • I get it.

  • But I'm saying that there are extreme circumstances that could take place at a time where you're literally looking at the game of saying we're really going to play this game.

  • You have a situation where no quarterback was available.

  • And when I heard the news Saturday night Max, when I heard the news Saturday night, no quarterbacks are available for the Denver Broncos.

  • You know what I actually thought about and tried to speak to the NFL about, but I couldn't get anybody on the phone over the weekend.

  • I actually think that it's got to a point where the NFL should halt the season for two weeks so everybody could get their ducks in a row.

  • Everybody could get their act together and then come back after that two week hiatus and have a bubble kind of atmosphere in their respective cities.

  • Just enforce it for the last month to six weeks.

  • That's how bad it was Saturday.

  • You can't to me you're cheating the fans, even though they weren't any in attendance there watching on TV.

  • When you tell a football team to show up without a damn quarterback, that's extreme.

  • I didn't anticipate that happening, Stephen A.

  • I think that's a good if.

  • If they come back in a bubble, then I agree with you because now they've had enough time.

  • You brought this up last week.

  • There's enough time.

  • Okay, You guys didn't have to bubble up and be away from your families for that amount of time.

  • But for a shorter time frame, it did in the n b A.

  • They did it.

  • Major league baseball in the playoffs.

  • I'm with that.

  • I support that idea if they come back in a bubble.

  • Otherwise, no, because it's just gonna get worse.

  • It's not getting better.

  • It's getting worse.

  • So what's two weeks gonna dio?

  • They're gonna be more outbreaks.

  • So I I love your idea of a two week hiatus followed by a bubble and finish the season that way, if you could get the players to agree.

  • But as far as this game went, you talk about, they had to play without a quarterback.

  • Why would that be?

  • Why did they have to play without a quarterback?

  • Could it be because the quarterbacks weren't wearing masks and socially distancing?

  • Because that seems to be the reason for which they apologized, right?

  • So hold on.

  • Now we know it's a pandemic.

  • We know it's contagious.

  • We know the best way to fight it is socially distanced.

  • Wear a mask mask is probably number one according to the data.

  • Right, So they let it slip, then they didn't have a quarterback.

  • What should happen after that?

  • One of two options.

  • Forfeit the game, Take the L or play the game.

  • You risk the injury and you take the L.

  • They opted to play the game, but either way, the other team should not be punished for their lack off, which I kept hearing before the season.

  • Personal responsibility.

  • They didn't take it.

  • They lose the bubble idea.

  • Stephen A.

  • I'm on board two weeks in a bubble.

  • I'm certainly not an advocate of.

  • I'm certainly not an advocate of those who followed protocol, and we're ready to play suffering.

  • I get that part.

  • All I'm saying is that there are millions of fans that are watching we actually do matter to.

  • Okay, even though we're not in.

  • Attendance were watching on our television sets.

  • And if you're living in the city of Denver or your anywhere in the nation and you're a Denver Broncos fan and you don't have a quarterback to me, you're not qualified.

  • Play the game, period.

  • You should.

  • To me, there's not a game that should take place.

  • If the quarterback position is a position that you're supposed to have fulfilled, obviously so and you don't have any of your dudes eligible to play none of them.

  • To me, you shouldn't be playing the game.

  • But what's the difference?

  • Tell me what the difference is between what happened to the Broncos.

  • Quarterbacks don't wear a mask.

  • They wind up with co vid.

  • They can't they don't have quarterbacks to field.

  • Right, And let's say a team where the quarterbacks were riding of some a motorcycle or something like that and there was an accident.

  • They all got hurt there on the IR.

  • What's the difference?

  • We know that there is a physical danger and that you need to take certain steps to protect yourself and and others.

  • And they didn't and as a result, they weren't available to play.

  • If they had an accident from careless behavior and weren't available to play, we wouldn't talk about postponing the game.

  • They'd have to play without a quarterback, and that's what happened.

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