But it was impossible for those players who were on social media to completely ignore the hysterical over-reaction in some circles to Monday night's loss and the four interceptions thrown by
"They hold him up to a high expectation, and they say things about him that they really don't understand," running back
One game might shake some followers, but not his teammates.
"When he throws four picks, everybody blows it out of the market and takes it out of proportion," Anderson said.
And that is the life of a quarterback in regards to public perception -- even one whose Hall of Fame credentials are virtually unparalleled. Social media exacerbates the situation.
"That's something you expect. They're always going to have an opinion," said cornerback
Harris does. So does Anderson, who has over 17,000 followers on Twitter and sees first-hand how social media can devour the best and brightest for an off night.
"Look at it: everyone gets upset when Kobe (Bryant) goes 8-for-30. Everybody's mad," Anderson said. "Then the next game, he goes 16-for-25, he has 37 points and 6 assists and 8 rebounds, or something like that."
And that's what the Broncos expect Sunday: a bounce-back from a player who once again earned the Pro Bowl selection -- his 14th -- that came his way this week.
"There are, what, five great quarterbacks in the league, and he's up there, maybe No. 1, No. 2," Anderson said. "There are a lot of people right now who would take a four-pick Peyton Manning on their team."
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