Emmanuel Sanders adamant on Twitter that Malcolm Butler did not ‘shut me down’

The Denver Broncos’ lackluster offensive showing against the New England Patriots boiled over into a locker room argument after the 16-3 loss on Sunday and on Monday, Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders objected to criticism from somewhere about his own performance.

It’s unclear what prompted Sanders’ message, but here it is:

The only word out of Butler on Twitter at least was this on Sunday night:

The entire Broncos offense stalled for much of the game as it has throughout the season. Sanders saw six total passes come his way — one of which was picked off by Butler’s fellow cornerback Logan Ryan. Sanders didn’t reel in his first catch until early in the fourth quarter and he caught three total for 48 yards, the bulk of it coming during a failed comeback bid late in the game.

Butler was charged with just one completion for 21 yards on the day — a pass over the middle to Sanders.

It didn’t help Sanders or his fellow pass catchers that the offensive line struggled to keep the pocket clean. Quarterback Trevor Siemian faced a lot of pressure and got sacked four times on 44 dropbacks.

In other news, Princeton Sanders will probably be fielding some athletic scholarship offers in the next couple years.