Derek Wolfe Q&A: ‘Where Is the Player Safety There?’

September 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

DENVER — Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe got through Thursday night's season opener versus the Carolina Panthers—a 21-20 win—despite suffering a stinger and a series of hits to the face that made this the dirtiest game he has ever played in.
As he starts his fifth season in the NFL after earning a four-year, $36.7 million contract extension, Wolfe talked about what happened in the game and the need for the officials and the NFL to do a better job of protecting players.
Bleacher Report: You were pretty upset with how the game was officiated Thursday night, particularly the lack of calls against the Carolina offensive linemen.
Derek Wolfe: Cutting out legs, grabbing the facemask, grabbing our pads, tackling our legs...they just let these offensive linemen get away with murder. Von [Miller] was in a full nelson one play, being blocked with a full nelson on one play. It was just on a random pass-rush play, the guy has him in a ...

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