Demaryius Thomas: Some Broncos looked past Colts
On Friday’s PFT Live, Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was asked what went wrong for the Broncos, who crashed and burned as big favorites in the divisional round to Indianapolis in January.
While Thomas pointed to injuries as one of the reasons for the club’s exit, he also indicated that the 2014 Broncos were lacking in other areas, too.
“I feel like some guys, you know, didn’t have the fight or whatever it was,” Thomas said Friday. “It was totally a different team than last year.
“I think we had more talent this year, but it was a little more fight in that team last year, I think.”
In a follow-up question, PFT’s Mike Florio asked: “How did it go wrong this year, then, from the fight standpoint?”
And here, Thomas indicated that Denver might have taken its off the ball against Indianapolis.
“I think one thing was, I feel like guys kind of looked over the Colts,” Thomas said. “You had guys always talking the night before the game, you had, ‘Oh, I don’t want to go to New England and play New England.’ And I think that was one of the big things.”
The Broncos fell 43-21 at New England in November, and they likely would have been underdogs in a rematch. But we’ll never know whether these Broncos could have turned the tables with a Super Bowl berth on the line.