Denver Broncos’ Notable Quotables: Week 1

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Sep 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) reacts during the second half against the against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

I want to briefly touch on a Bronco’s perspective on the whole Ray Rice saga. Team Captain and defensive tackle, Terrance Knighton (AKA, Pot Roast) took to Twitter when surveillance video surfaced from inside the elevator in an Atlantic City hotel, showing the brutal assault of Rice’s then fiancé, Janay Palmer.

"“A lot of guys probably have opinions about it that are similar to mine,” Knighton said. “That just came from the heart, really.” “Whether I was a football player or not, I spoke my mind, and a lot of guys don’t speak their minds, just because of the consequences and they’re worried about what people think. I’m one of those guys (for whom) regardless of what it is, I’m going to speak my mind, and I felt strongly about the situation, and domestic violence overall.”"

Knighton goes on to explain how his responsibility as a role model for his three younger brothers affects his thought process.

"“I’m the oldest of four boys; I’ve got three younger brothers,” Knighton said. “I’m a role model for them, also. I don’t think (domestic violence) is acceptable in any workplace, any job you have, anywhere you live, wherever you are, what color you are, how much money you make. That shouldn’t be accepted anywhere.”"

Finally, Broncos’ Country lost a legendary figure in our history. Austin “Goose” Gonsoulin, an inaugural inductee to the Denver Broncos’ Ring of Fame, passed away Monday morning at the age of 76. Gonsoulin, an original member of the Broncos (1960-1966) was one of the best players in the 11 year history of the AFL. Gonsoulin was a two-time First-Team All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler. He was also named to the second-team AFL All-Time Team. He also holds Broncos’ team records for INTs in a season (11) and the co-holder of an NFL, single game record four INTs. Goose ranks second in team history with 43 career interceptions. May God bless his soul and the family he left behind.

And hopefully the Goose will look down upon our guys and help guide them to a Super Bowl Championship this season.