During Sean Payton’s introductory press conference as the new Head Coach of the Denver Broncos, Latavius Murray, a former player of Payton’s, was name-dropped.
It’s officially official.
It’s finally final.
Sean Payton had an incredible opening statement to Broncos County and the entire Denver Broncos organization with his attention to detail, crisp and precise answers, genuine and thought-out answers, and sturdy demeanor.
Touching on topics that ranged from his time with Bill Parcells to Bill Belichek, to his time with the New Orleans Saints, and even a few subtle jabs at the previous regime, Payton pumped Broncos Country up.
Rooting against the Kansas City Chiefs instead of laughing and stating that “someone has to win,” Sean Payton seemed to understand what it was like to be a Head Coach in the NFL. However, during the 53-minute press conference, only a couple of players were mentioned by Payton.
At the 43-minute mark, Sean Payton was discussing his time with Russell Wilson during the Pro Bowl and how he coached him. After concluding that statement, he brought up Latavius Murray.
Payton said of Murray “a super guy, one of those guys that you just like being around.” Payton also said, “they had a great experience with in New Orleans.” Payton said around Christmas time (right around the time Nathaniel Hackett was fired) that someone had texted him saying, “we need to find a way to get you here, me and my backfield teammates.”
Payton said he responded with “who are your backfield teammates” and Murray responded with a 3.
That sounds like a glaring review and is certainly something. Down the backstretch of the NFL season, Latavius Murray was the Denver Broncos’ lead back. During his time, he showed consistency, some minor bursts, but enough to break a few big runs, and most importantly, reliability.
Something that the Denver Broncos have been searching for now for quite some time, Murray made sure to protect the football. In the NFL, football is gold. Without it, you are not getting anywhere. If you give it away, you are getting somewhere, and that is out the door.
Latavius Murray was a productive back with Sean Payton during his time in New Orleans and with his time in Minnesota and the George Paton-managed Vikings. Javonte Williams could miss some time to start the season and will need time to get back up to speed once he is recovered.
The Denver Broncos introduced their 20th head coach in franchise history Monday afternoon as Sean Payton talked for the first time in Dove Valley.
Murray is a great re-sign candidate for the Denver Broncos. Not just due to his ties with Payton and Paton, but because he is a gamer and will provide a trusting force in the Denver Broncos backfield. Re-sign Latavius Murray!