Broncos' LB Credits Peyton Manning For Launching His Career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton said Tuesday that he's "sore loser", but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn't feel like talking to the media after Carolina's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Oh, Andy Griffith, if only you were around to offer advice to a fellow North Carolinian, one who struggled with losing in his big moment on the national stage. The Broncos went the entire postseason allowing one touchdown pass to Ben RoethlisbergerTom Brady, and Cam Newton, all of which lead top five offenses.

Newton spoke to the media voluntarily on Tuesday even though he admitted he had not wanted to on Sunday.

With the Panthers still in the game late in the fourth quarter, Newton fumbled thanks to terrorizing outside linebacker Von Miller. "I've seen numerous quarterbacks throw interceptions and their efforts afterwards...they don't go. He was one of the ones that noticed me", Marshall tells Pro Football Talk.

"When I got picked up on the practice squad, I was playing my tail off at practice". I think that's what happens.

This game felt a lot like Super Bowl 48, which also featured the Broncos but against a Seattle team that at the time strongly resembled this year's Panthers. "We have to get him up'". He's played in all but two regular-season games since.

Yet it still is nearly unbelievable that Manning, a five-time MVP and future Hall of Famer, is here in Super Bowl 50 at all.

"I was just focused on whether they were going for two, and knew the defense had to step up and make some stops."

I love teaching. I love being around guys like John and Joe and the battle in this business", Kubiak said.

He also had this to say about his contractual situation: "I want to stay with the Broncos for fifteen or twenty years".

At the end of the day, the NFL is still a quarterback oriented league. I understand that. I count my blessings every day.

"It would have been so easy for him to say, ‘I'm done’".



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