“The Bottom Line”: After Hail Mary Failure, QB Russell Wilson Clears the Sean Payton Word-War Air

Published 09/21/2023, 10:17 AM EDT

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Denver Broncos are having a tough time with their games. After facing two consecutive defeats this season, the Broncos are desperately seeking their first victory. However, in their second game against the Washington Commanders, the Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson showed promising gameplay, but the entire team couldn’t capitalize on his performance. 

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During the game against the Commanders, head coach Sean Payton faced an issue with the verbiage which led to misunderstanding during the game. However, HC has fixed an issue by fixing the verbiage, and Russell Wilson has something to say about it.

Russell Wilson on Payton’s word war

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Denver Broncos shared a video of the press conference on their YouTube channel. The video featured Wilson highlighting Payton’s verbiage modification. Moreover, QB shared about the first half of the game against the Commanders. 

Wilson shared, “Well I think they took one or two words out you know not too many. But it’s listening to uh we’re all doing this thing together. I think that that first half we played was you know, some of the best first-half football we’ve played here so far, and also some of the best we’ve you know ever.”

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“You know as a collective group and so we just got to make it two halves you know and that’s our Focus that’s the bottom line.

Well, the game between the Commanders and the Broncos was nail-biting, the result turned in the Commanders’ favor regardless of Wilson’s successful Hail Mary pass.

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Wilson’s Hail Mary pass failure

After a disappointing 2022 NFL season, the Broncos quarterback faced immense pressure to make a comeback. However, the old Wilson is back at the Gridiron. The Broncos tasted defeat, but they took a sigh of relief, witnessing their QB back in the promising action. Announcing his comeback, Wilson threw a 50-yard “Hail Mary” touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Johnson when the game was in the final play. 

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Despite the successful touchdown pass, the Broncos lost by 35-33. The close game hovered over the loopholes in the Broncos’ camp, and QB Wilson seemed optimistic about the necessary they would have done within the camp. However, the season has just begun, and Wilson and the team will face the Miami Dolphins in their next matchup, where they get a chance for revival. Finding Wilson back in his promising avatar, the Broncos are all set to clinch their first victory of the season.

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