Hamler smashes helmet after Wilson fails to spot him for TD vs Colts: Watch
Denver Broncos' KL Hamler smashed his helmet on the ground after Russell Wilson failed to spot him for a touchdown
Indianapolis Colts won 12-9 in overtime
Wilson finished the game 21 for 39 for 274 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions
Denver Broncos wide receiver KL Hamler smashed his helmet on the ground after quarterback Russell Wilson failed to spot him for a winning touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday.
The Colts won 12-9 in overtime.
Wilson and the Broncos reached Indianapolis' end-zone for the fourth time. They had fourth-and-1 at the 5-yard line down. The team went for a win.
Russell Wilson targetted Courtland Sutton and Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore intercepted it. Denver lost the match. As the Indianapolis players celebrated, Hamler, in the background, could be seen smashing his helmet on the ground. He was wide open on the final play and his quarterback did not see him.
KL Hamler was upset after the game. He told NFL Network's James Palmer that he was wide open for a game-winning touchdown.
"On the final play, you gotta run the ball. Again. I wish I had Marshawn up here. Like, 1 yard. You need 1 yard. Run the ball. Run the ball! [Charissa Thompson], all he has to do is run the football. Necessary criticism. I've said enough criticism for him, but got dang it, run the dang ball! Like, learn from your mistakes," Russell Wilson's former Seattle colleague Richard Sherman said after the game.
Russell Wilson did not have a good game. The former Seattle Seahawks quarterback was booed by the Denver crowd throughout. He finished the game 21 for 39 for 274 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Fans on social media also trolled the five-year, $245m signing of the Broncos.
“We wanted to win the game,” Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett said. “We hadn't moved the ball very well the whole night and I thought we had a spectacular drive to get all the way down there.”
Wilson was sacked four times. His four TD throws through five games marks the worst start of his 11-year career.
“It's very simple: at the end of the day I got to be better," Wilson said. “I got to play better. I let the team down tonight. One thing I know about myself is I'm going to respond.”