“He’s still a young, raw player,” Kubiak said. “He’ll learn a lot from this game. He missed two big plays in the game off of bootlegs that could have been touchdowns for us. But he’ll learn from that and be better because of it.”
Nashville was awarded the prolonged two-man advantage when both Francois Beauchemin and Cody Goloubef were whistled for minor penalties at 19:17 of the second.
Cavs general manager David Griffin told The Associated Press that the team has made plans for a “group that wants to be elsewhere to be together elsewhere.” Griffin did not say where the players will be staying.
“There is no question that he will want to do it and can do it,” general manager Jed Hoyer told reporters Monday. “We just haven’t had any discussions on how heavy a workload we put on him in that regard.”
“It’s easy for people to say that I’m not having the type of season I had last year, because to be honest, a lot of people didn’t really know me until the end of the season,” Watson said. “So they’re just living off the national championship game, and all the success I had in that.”
“That’s a feat that I put money on will probably never be touched ever again in the history of basketball,” teammate Stephen Curry said.
“We’re dropping like flies, so it’ll be great to have him and I can’t wait to meet him,” said rookie running back Devontae Booker, who had his worst game of the season Sunday, gaining just 35 yards on 18 carries.
“There’s no question we’ve been pressing a little bit and pushing,” said Iginla, whose team begins a four-game trip Tuesday night in Nashville. “We know the importance, because we don’t want to dig ourselves too big of a hole. We’ve just got to make sure we’re as sharp as we can be.”
Danilo Gallinari led Denver with 24 points and Jamal Murray added 22 for the Nuggets, who won for just the second time in the last seven games. It was their second contest of a six-game road trip