AFC West Notes: Broncos, Jon Gruden, Raiders

Broncos

Broncos rookie RB Phillip Lindsey said he was surprised to be ejected during Sunday’s game, but added that this isn’t who he is.

“It’s my first time ever getting ejected, so yeah I was surprised,” Lindsay told Troy Renck of Denver 7. “It’s not in my character. That’s not who I am. I love the game of football.

As for what he’ll take away from the game, Lindsey said: “To be smart. That’s the lesson. I have to be smart. I am fighting for my teammates, and I can’t do that if I am sitting here in the locker room.”

Jon Gruden

The Raiders dropped to 0-3 on Sunday after a disappointing loss to the Dolphins.

After the game, Raiders HC Jon Gruden told reporters that they have “a lot of work to do here” and added that “it’s [his] responsibility to fix it.”

“We have a lot of work to do here and we’re going to continue to work,” Gruden said, via Pro Football Talk. “We played three good football teams and we played them hard. But we got a lot of work to do here, we’ll continue to work and we’ll get this show on the road here hopefully soon.

Raiders

  • Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Raiders are continuing to investigate contingency options in the event they leave Oakland before their new Las Vegas stadium is constructed.
  • Interestingly enough, league sources have told La Canfora that the Raiders have made a “very preliminary” overture to San Diego officials regarding a temporary home for the team.
  • La Canfora says that there has been some contact between the Raiders and the San Diego mayor’s office, but the odds of them playing a game there are “very remote.”
  • An extension to allow the Raiders to keep playing at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is a possibility, but talks between the two parties have been contentious at times and a lawsuit could be threatened if the team leaves early.
  • La Canfora’s sources continue to point to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara as the most obvious potential short-term landing spot for myriad reasons.

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