Orlando Franklin: "I got mad at the world"

Denver Broncos offensive lineman Orlando Franklin has admitted that he was "mad at the world" for the criticism of his game which led to his change in position in the off-season.

Franklin put in a poor performance at right tackle in the Super Bowl which was widely maligned by the club's supporters and the media, and has resulted in the 27-year-old being moved to left guard for the 2014 season.

He told reporters: "Initially, you get down on yourself when you hear you're moving from your position. I'm not a 'me' guy, but it didn't seem like initially it was a good situation for me.

"It had nothing to do with the team. I got mad at the world. I read an article and saw what fans were saying, that I had a horrible game in that final game.
"I took it the wrong way. When people started getting on me about it, I didn't take it constructively. I didn't listen to what my coaches were saying about it. I was listening to all the outside noise."

Franklin was drafted in the second round of the 2011 Draft by the Broncos.

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