After the Denver Broncos finished defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in a surprisingly tight game on Sunday, Jamaal Charles was quite excited with what took place. Sure, his Chiefs lost again to fall to 1-10, but that hardly came as a shock to anyone who has been paying attention for the past few months.
What got Charles all giddy was what he received from opposing quarterback, Peyton Manning, after the game.
“My mom wanted this autograph,” Charles told KCTV after they showed video of him waiting around after the game to see the broncos’ new franchise quarterback.
Charles was not the only player who stuck around to visit with the opposition. Dwayne Bowe also got a chance to meet Manning after the loss, but opted for a picture with the quarterback instead of an autograph.
“It’s Peyton Manning,” he said. “Who wouldn’t want a picture with him?”
Entering a potential free agent season after 2012, Bowe was asked if he would like more than to have his picture taken with Manning. Perhaps, catch a few touchdowns from No. 18 in 2013?
“That, too, but right now the best thing I have is a picture,” he told KCTV.
While Charles and Bowe were quite happy with what happened after the game, former Chiefs’ player and current loudmouth broadcaster Brian Baldinger took exception to what the two current Kansas City players did. You could say he was offended by what the two offensive players did following the game.
Baldinger was in the KCTV studio after they aired what took place involving Charles, Bowe and Manning, and said he would never have done anything like that during his playing days.
“I don’t understand it at that moment. They were smiling and laughing after the loss like that today. I just think it just goes to show what this team’s about. I don’t know if winning’s really that important,” he said.
Lighten up, Baldy. After all, this is Peyton Manning we are talking about, and it is not as if this is without precedent. It happens more than people think. These are two competitive players on the field. What they do off of it, especially in instances such as these, should not be called into question.
If you want to question anyone in the Chiefs’ organization, why not ask why Charles and Bowe are not more involved on this lousy team who is destined to get the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Why don’t you start with that one, Baldy?