rookie punt returner not to blame for big blunder

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have admittedly made a lot of rookie errors up to now.

However they insist their younger punt returner failing to take the sector for a punt go back Sunday wasn’t one among them.

Special groups coordinator Dwayne Stukes mentioned rookie Montrell Washington if truth be told did the best factor through not bolting onto the sector for a punt go back early within the fourth quarter towards Houston, forcing head trainer Nathaniel Hackett to burn a timeout.

“I do not believe you’ll blame Montrell for that, proper?” Stukes mentioned Thursday in his first feedback at the series that befell with just below 10 mins left in Denver’s 16-9 victory.

Stukes mentioned defenders celebrated a tad too lengthy after defensive take on Dre’Mont Jones sacked Davis Mills, pushing the Texans out of field-goal vary with the Broncos forward 13-9.

“There’s no disrespect by this statement to the defense, but we made a big play on defense —we got a sack,” Stukes mentioned. “They celebrated a little longer than we anticipated. Houston got their punt team on the field with urgency and the clock was going tick, tick, tick.”

Stukes recommended Washington did the best factor through staying at the sideline as a result of there have been already 11 males at the subject and if he ran out to subject the punt, the Broncos would had been penalized. That would have moved the Texans again into field-goal vary on the Denver 40-yard line for a 58-yard check out through Ka’imi Fairbairn.

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