Von Miller has had plenty of games in which he helped lift the Denver Broncos to a win, but on Sunday he quickly took the Broncos’ rather homely 26-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills and put it squarely on his own shoulders.
Miller’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty kept a fourth-quarter Bills drive going — the Broncos would have forced a punt without the penalty — and 10 plays later, the Bills kicked a field goal that made their seven-point lead a 10-point lead with just more than three minutes remaining in the game.
I can’t put my team in situations like that,” Miller said. … I’ve got to be smarter than that. I’m always on the rookies and the young guys about being smart, doing this, doing that. And in a crucial situation in the game — I’ve just got to be better than that … I killed the game today with that play. I’ve just got to be better than that.”
He followed that up 29 minutes later with another thought on the topic: …NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.
Those tweets were his fifth and sixth related to the NFL or NBA in less than 24 hours. Trump opened Saturday morning by saying the NBA champion Warriors would not be invited to the White House due to star Stephen Curry’s hesitating about whether he wanted to go. Curry had reiterated the previous day he had no interest in visiting the president.
Trump then expanded on his comments at a Friday rally in Alabama, saying NFL players should stand for the anthem or YOU’RE FIRED! Find something else to do!