Broncos’ TJ Ward: “They Want To Be Backup Dancers, We Want To Be Champions”


With most of the ‘talking’ being done about and by the Carolina Panthers all season long, the Broncos felt like they had the platform to fire back a few kind words after winning Super Bowl 50 while handing the Panthers just their second loss of the season.

Hard-hitting Denver safety TJ Ward let it all out during the postgame media session, saying:

“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.”
Then Ward laid the hammerblow.

“They want to be famous. We want to be champions,” Ward said. “They want to be rappers and backup dancers. We want to play football.”

Even 68-year-old (and probably still intoxicated) defensive coordinator Wade Phillips hopped in on the action