Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio acknowledged he saw some positive and negative things in the performance of Brett Rypien but overall he was with the way the 24-year-old quarterback played in his first NFL start. On Thursday Night Football, the injury-depleted Broncos claimed an away win over the New York Jets 37-28.
Rypien, who was already the third quarterback to start for the Broncos this season, completed 19-of-31 of his passes for 242 yards and also threw two touchdowns and three interceptions. "Well, it was up and down,'' Broncos coach Vic Fangio said.
"Obviously, I thought there was some good things. We hit some big plays, which is always important. Throwing three interceptions, you're not going to win many times in this league, but we found a way to win tonight in spite of that.'
Fangio explains why he ushered Broncos players off the field following the final play
Fangio and Broncos players thought some of the plays made by the Jets in the final moments of the game were dirty so Fangio ushered his team off the field following the final play to avoid confrontation between players.
"Well, there just was a couple personal fouls there at the end, and our sideline was getting pissed off about it,'' Fangio said. "And I just wanted to avoid any confrontation at the end of the game and having it get ugly there.
So, I tried to get our guys to leave quickly, just to avoid anything happening there. I thought it was the prudent thing to do.' 'I mean, yeah, we have some extra days here to think about it,'' Fangio said. "[We'll] take a look at the tape thoroughly, analyze it and go with what we think is best.'
' Several days ago, the Broncos signed veteran quarterback Blake Bortless, who has a good experience of starting games in the NFL. Next Sunday, the Broncos will play the New England Patriots in an away game. Coach Fangio will now take his time before he determines which quarterback of the two -- Rypien or Bortless -- will start against the Patriots.
"I mean, yeah, we have some extra days here to think about it,'' Fangio said. "[We'll] take a look at the tape thoroughly, analyze it and go with what we think is best.' ' Meanwhile, Rypien also suggested the Jets tried to pull off some dirty hits as he said: "They definitely did take a couple of late shots ... and that's to our benefit."