Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • Tennis

Knowshon Moreno on his tears: 'The emotion always gets to me'

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Before Sunday's Broncos-Chiefs game, Denver running back Knowshon Moreno showed the strength of his tear ducts and the intensity of his lacrimal glands when he cried what turned out to be tears of joy during the singing of the national anthem.

So, what was the deal with the pregame crying -- which apparently is rather common for Moreno (which, to me, is pretty darn cool)?

"The emotion always gets to me," Moreno told Yahoo Sports. "I am just thinking about everything in general through your whole life, just balled up into one. Yeah, it helps me. Sometimes I don't even notice it, it just comes."

And his liquid show of emotion doesn't turn off his teammates. No, they apparently feed off his tears (not literally, of course).

"The [tears] are actually toughness," running back Montee Ball said. "I see it all the time. He does it in practice and he does it in games. It is all heart, it is his passion for the game. It is massive. We all feed off that energy. A lot of stuff sets him off. He just brings that energy when we need it."

Follow Josh Katzowitz on Google+

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking

nfl Video

September 17, 2014
Vikings reverse Adrian Peterson decision (4:38)
1 September 16, 2014
Devin McCourty on the Doug Gottlieb Show
2 September 16, 2014
Demario Davis on the Doug Gottlieb Show
3 September 16, 2014
The latest on the Adrian Peterson situation


Most Popular Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now