Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson greeted with boos in return to Seattle
SEATTLE — A former Seahawks nice was honored with a tribute video earlier than Monday evening’s sport in opposition to the Broncos. His identify was not Russell Wilson.
Linebacker Ok.J. Wright was greeted with a loud ovation as he raised the No. 12 flag in honor of the followers. Wilson, in the meantime, was persistently booed in his return to the stadium he known as house for 10 years.
Trailed by 10 digital camera individuals, Wilson led the Broncos’ quarterbacks out of the tunnel about 55 minutes earlier than kickoff. And was booed.
Wilson was debuting for the Broncos and returning to face the group he performed for 10 years, together with the 2013 Super Bowl-winning season.
Decked in a lightweight inexperienced swimsuit with a black bowtie, Wilson entered the stadium almost 4 hours earlier than kickoff. His first warm-up started round 2:45 p.m. native time as he threw his route tree to teammates whereas ESPN analyst Troy Aikman stood shut by as an observer. Wilson additionally greeted former teammate Marshawn Lynch.
Throughout downtown Seattle on Monday, Wilson No. 3 Broncos jerseys had been extra distinguished than his outdated No. 3 Seahawks jersey as his new followers took over the Pike Street Fish Market.
When Wilson led the Broncos’ offense onto the sector, the boos returned.
Fleming will get nod. Right sort out Billy Turner (knee) was inactive and he didn’t play within the preseason after being activated from the bodily unable to carry out checklist on Aug. 15.
Cam Fleming, signed after camp began, began at proper sort out as an alternative of Calvin Anderson, who labored with the primary group all through the offseason program and into the latter a part of coaching camp. Fleming dedicated a false begin penalty on the Broncos’ opening possession.
The different Broncos inactive gamers had been inside linebacker Josey Jewell (calf), receiver Jalen Virgil, security Delarrin Turner-Yell and defensive lineman Eyioma Uwazurike.
Memory lane. Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero began his 14th NFL common season on Monday, however his first as a play-caller.
Evero mentioned he allowed himself in the course of the previous week to consider his journey so far.
“I think that’s always part of it; you’re always reflecting,” he mentioned. “The other day, (defensive line coach) Marcus (Dixon) popped into my office and we just started talking about (the past) because he was the assistant defensive line coach at the Rams last year and I was the secondary coach and we were reminiscing on last year, but also thinking about the opportunity we both have now. It’s cool to think about where we’ve come from, but more excited about where we’re going.”
First-game victories. Entering Monday evening, first-year NFL coaches went 6-2-1 of their debuts Sunday.
Winning had been Chicago’s Matt Eberflus, Miami’s Mike McDaniel, the New York Giants’ Brian Daboll, Minnesota’s Kevin O’Connell, New Orleans’ Dennis Allen and Tampa Bay’s Todd Bowles.
Losing their openers had been Jacksonville’s Doug Pederson and Las Vegas’ Josh McDaniels. Houston’s Lovie Smith tied Indianapolis.
Footnotes. The Broncos have been put in as a ten 1/2-point favourite over Houston on Sunday. If it holds, it will likely be the fourth sport of not less than 10 factors on the betting line at house since Peyton Manning retired. Last 12 months, the Broncos gained and lined in opposition to the New York Jets (minus-10, gained 26-0) and Detroit (minus 12 1/2, gained 38-10). … Randy Gregory (shoulder) began at exterior linebacker in his Broncos debut. … Alex Singleton began for Jewell and dealt with the on-field communication. … Wilson’s first completion with the Broncos: Twenty-five yards to fullback Andrew Beck. … Rob Walton, Greg Penner and Carrie Walton-Penner from the Broncos’ possession group attended the sport.
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