Emmanuel Sanders has always been a showman. His antics and excitement have always been a part of his personality, but that energy has suddenly increased in a big way. What is the reason for Sanders sudden burst of passion, you ask?
Well, Sanders is back to having fun again.
“I do not know what it is, but I am loving football these days,” Sanders told media after a joint practice with the Chicago Bears Thursday. “Case is slinging the ball, we’re catching the ball, we have rhythm on offense, and it is just back to having fun. When you’re having fun, you love to do what you do and I am loving it.”
Sanders is running with his recent spike of love for the game of football and it is manifesting itself on the field and in his tomfoolery. During the most recent day of training camp, the Broncos took part in a joint practice with the Bears and Sanders proceeded to roast Kyle Fuller so badly that it led some onlookers to refer to Fuller and Sanders’ son — something the Broncos receiver had no problem doubling-down on.
“Y’all saw the film,” Sanders said when asked about going up against Fuller in practice. “Somebody said he was my son, so I guess I have a son (laughing).”
Sanders was then asked about how his actual son, Princeton, would feel about having a brother and Sanders said, “He wants a brother anyways.”
When Sanders is having that much fun on a football field, it usually leads to big numbers for the offense and if you ask Sanders, that prophecy is coming true. Now that he is back to having fun, the Broncos offense is beginning to take off and Sanders is excited about what is to come.
“I think this week of practice has probably been our best practice,” Sanders said. “Case has been slinging it around and I like the plays that Musgrave has been calling. He has been calling some plays with individual routes and that is what I like; being able to go up against a guy man-on-man and say ‘who is better?’. That is the type of offense that I like.”
The 2018 Broncos training camp has reinvigorated Sanders and he is back to having fun again. That is great news for the Broncos and bad news for everyone of their opponents.
“I am happy — extremely happy — with the direction we’re going offensively,” Sanders said.
Click the video for more from Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, including:
- Not fighting during joint practice with the Chicago Bears.
- How this past week has been the best week of training camp.
- The growing offensive chemistry.
- Sanders roasting Kyle Fuller in practice.
- Sanders enjoying playing football again.
- Sanders’ thoughts on Courtland Sutton making big-time plays and needing to get in shape.
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