Players’ children give them the extra motivation they need to succeed

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.- For Broncos players, part of the game plan this week included taking care of accommodations for the families.

Playing in the world championship is a lifelong dream for their spouses as well, who sacrifice their time during the season along with the players. For the family guys, their kids give them a little extra motivation during the season.

From the hard hits, to the intense scrutiny, life in the NFL is stressful, punishing and extremely rewarding. But for some of the guys their success on the field is rarely the highlight of the day.

“No matter what I did during the day, whether Jack Del Rio yelled at me, because when I walk in that door, she says, Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!” says Mike Adams. "It's the most wonderful thing."

When Robert Ayers was celebrating the Broncos AFC championship on the field at Mile High, he shared every moment with his new baby girl.

Last year at this time Peyton Manning was enjoying his 12th Pro Bowl appearance. His son Marshall was toddling right there with him. That other job, becoming a parent, creates a different focus in this wild workplace.

Adams adds, “It’s not just money, you want that kid to be proud of you.”

For linebacker Danny Trevathan, his baby girl who was born in November, has changed his game.

“I had a little baby girl that I love and she’s just helped me get myself together, helped me grow a lot and get prepared for the rest of this season,” Says Trevathan.


  • Car Seat Guy (@carseatguy)

    Kami, You’ve made the effort to make your car seats are properly installed and used. How many of these families have? Car crashes touch families from all walks of life. If only 3 of 100 car seats checked by professional safety experts are correct, did these folks make sure their safety equipment is correct for their children the way they would for themselves when the suit up for a game? Please report on that. I am sure more have than the one Broncos player that I know who has ever had car seats checked the way you have. I know I’ve checked more car seats for Fox News personalities than I have for Broncos players or staff. Just food for thought. -the Car Seat Guy.

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