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Chargers WR Keenan Allen on the Broncos: “They suck”

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Following the Los Angeles Chargers’ divisional loss to the Denver Broncos, wide receiver Keenan Allen was asked if he felt the Broncos played well. He said, per ESPN’s Eric Williams via Twitter, “No, I don’t think they played well at all. We dominated the game. Turnovers, we gave them some points and that’s what happened. They suck.”

Now, it’s not terribly uncommon for a player to focus on how his team lost the game rather than how their opponent won it. That sort of take is mildly frowned upon, but it’s normal enough. Allen’s insistence that the Chargers “dominated the game” is a bit much, but it is also within the realm of what’s considered fair or reasonable to say. It’s that last line where I think he is going to lose people. Flat out saying that the Broncos “suck” is simply amazing. It’s the kind of thing that nobody comes out and says, especially when you know you have to play them again later in the year (potentially with your season on the line).

Now, I think Allen is more or less correct in his assessment, but I also think it was probably a mistake for him to give that sentiment voice in such a blunt way. That said, this is the attitude that Allen plays with and it is part of what makes him one of the NFL’s best receivers, so that is something you have to consider.

What do you think? Did Allen cross the line?