When a reporter began listing stats in order to provide context for a question about the historically bad nature of the loss in Week 3, Payton seemingly ran out of patience.
“I’m aware. What’s the question?” barked Payton, via Henry McKenna of Fox Sports. “What’s the question? I just finished telling you. Next question.”
Awkward exchange between Sean Payton and a reporter, who asked how the #Broncos coach feels about the historically bad loss.— Henry McKenna (@henrycmckenna) September 24, 2023
"What's the question? What's the question? I just finished telling you. Next question," Payton said. pic.twitter.com/EwE55LvvLh
The loss sees Denver fall to 0-3 on the year. After losing by one point in Week 1 and two points in Week 2, the Broncos were outscored by 50 during Sunday’s game.
When expanding on the loss, the 59-year-old lamented his team’s performance, calling it “embarrassing” and “tough to watch.”
“It’d be one thing for us to say, ‘hey, we’re going to get onto the next game,’ but we have to watch that tape. Tomorrow will be tough for a lot of players, tough for us too as coaches,” said Payton, via Troy Renck of Denver7.
Miami became the fourth team in league history to score 70+ points, and they were just a couple of points shy of the NFL’s all-time single-game scoring record, set in 1966 by the Redskins who scored 72 points against the Giants.
Payton and the Broncos have a lot of work to do before Week 4’s tilt against the Bears, who have also struggled to start the year.