That loss in Miami was more than just your average loss - it was an embarrassing beatdown that saw Tua Tagovailoa and Co. put up a whopping 70 points in a 70-20 victory that was pretty much over in the first few minutes of the game.
Payton and the Broncos now must figure out a way to bounce back from one of the worst defeats in NFL history.
NFL fans had fun crushing Payton, especially over his preseason comments about Denver’s old coach, after the loss:
“Didn’t you say Nathaniel Hackett’s coaching job was the worst of all time? Your team just gave up SEVENTY points in a professional football game”— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) September 24, 2023
Sean Payton: pic.twitter.com/4117lUNhrM
Sean Payton should pay Kevin James to coach the Broncos the rest of the season & see if anyone notices the difference. pic.twitter.com/I63g4YQzJC— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) September 24, 2023
Sean Payton and Nathaniel Hackett as Broncos head coaches. pic.twitter.com/1Pig2Fu7fs— FB_Helmet_Guy (@FB_Helmet_Guy) September 24, 2023
If Nathaniel Hackett was the worst coach ever, what is Sean Payton right now???— ThatsGoodSports (@BrandonPerna) September 24, 2023
Sean Payton on Sept. 12, 2022 speaking about Tua Tagovailoa: "I think at some point we'll see another QB starting in Miami."— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 24, 2023
Tua Tagovailoa on Sept. 24, 2023: 309 yards, 4 TDs against Sean Payton's defense pic.twitter.com/bnIVnSoCvL
I would love to hear what Nathaniel Hackett thinks of Sean Payton's 0-3 start— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) September 24, 2023
Sean's team gave up 70 points and 726 yards today and it could have been worse!!
Sean Payton talking next summer to a reporter about how bad whoever the coach of the 2023 Broncos was. pic.twitter.com/29L2KmxVN7— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) September 24, 2023
When you’re Sean Payton and you’re down 35-13 at half with 2023 Russell Wilson as your QB pic.twitter.com/90P1LLK97K— The Domonique Foxworth Show (@FoxworthShow) September 24, 2023
“What Nathaniel Hackett did was one of the worst coaching jobs in NFL history”— Matt Hamilton (@MattHamilton25) September 24, 2023
Sean Payton: pic.twitter.com/e7Y0UK5W2k