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Shedeur Sanders Issues a Blunt Warning Ahead of Next Season After Colorado’s Offensive Line Overhaul

Published 02/09/2024, 10:11 PM EST

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To be able to survive in the ever-evolving landscape of college football, the talented Colorado quarterback, Shedeur Sanders has unveiled a new mantra for the upcoming season. In a recent YouTube interview, Shedeur mentioned the Buffaloes’ new motto, “DT2” or “Don’t Touch 2” revolving around his number 2 jersey.

The adoption of the motto signals a shift in focus for the Colorado program. With this, the quarterback hints at bolstering the offensive lineup and thereby gives out a warning to the opponents.   

Symbolism behind Shedeur’s “DT2”

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The phrase “DT2” carries a deeper significance as Shedeur who wears jersey number 2 signals a rallying cry to safeguard the quarterback. During the interview, the quarterback’s mention of “DT2” reverberated with confidence, “Look at that we got DT2 on top. Don’t touch 2, that’s the motto this year. We got to get the lineman. They created that so it’s a whole team. It’s a different energy, different movement.” The adoption of the new approach sheds light on the genesis of the motto that emphasizes the dire need to fortify frontlines.

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Beyond its literal interpretation, the maxim as brought about by Sanders embodies a sense of camaraderie and teamwork. Although, here, shielding quarterback Sanders remains paramount, it echoes the responsibility of each Buffaloes player to recognize the significance of an offensive line. 

With this, he reiterates a fundamental philosophy that underscores his take on the game, “The wrong way is way worse than doing it 10 times the right way”. This mantra speaks volumes reflecting the Buffaloes’ pursuit of perfection. He gives a sneak peek on bringing in linemen to expose the need for a strong offensive lineup to remain untouched by opposing defense.   

Versatile additions to the Buffaloes’ offensive lineup

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During the last season, Sanders found himself navigating a storm as the most-sacked quarterback with the number reaching 52. Deeply moved by this, Coach Prime vowed to reshape the offensive line. Hence, during this offseason, the Buffaloes witnessed a transformation and welcomed linemen including Tyler Johnson, Jordan Seaton, Kahlil Benson, and a cadre of others. 

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His flexibility in both as tackle and guard positions makes Benson a noteworthy addition to the offensive line. On the other hand, the five-star recruit Jordan Seaton brings high expectations along with Johnson with one sack adding a layer of reliability to Buffaloes’ offensive strategy. 

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Standing as the linchpin of the renewed offensive line, Sanders as a quarterback is now under the protection of a resolute offensive line and hence is ready to face challenges that lie ahead. Driving confidence from the team’s revamped offensive lineup that is more than just a change, Sanders with a not-so-subtle proclamation came with a resolute warning to rivals. 

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Soheli Tarafdar is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Soheli is fascinated by the fusion of teamwork, those split-second decisions, and the raw physical power demonstrated by football athletes. She loves decoding the locker room rumors, the cryptic posts, and the behind-the-scenes drama brewing in the college football world.
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