The backlash against the Carolina Panthers after their Super Bowl 50 loss has been fast and furious.
For the last two weeks, it seemed that the Panthers, specifically Cam Newton, could do no wrong.
The Broncos, however, were sitting back waiting for their moment to pounce. It was evident from the first series when Broncos wide receiver Andre Caldwell hit the Panthers with the dab after a first down completion. That was just a sign of what was to come. After the confetti fell and the Broncos were handed the Lombardi Trophy, the storm that was brewing was unleashed.
The Broncos’ defense made their statement loud and clear on Sunday.
"We don’t have to say nothing," Ward said. "We let them do all the talking. We let our pads talk. We talk with our helmets and our shoulder pads. They could do all the media talking, you know what I’m talking about? We’re not about that flashy stuff. We’re about that grind, putting in that work. Grind it. Work. That’s how you get the ‘ship.
"They want to be famous. We want to be champions. They want to be rappers and backup dancers. We want to play football."