“Broncos-What Have You Done For Me Lately”
They’re not happy up there, and rightfully so.
Football is important, really important, to the city of Denver, and thus there is always the demand to win when it comes to the Orange & Blue Broncos.
And it’s not happening right now, and the President and GM is under fire.
John Elway was all things to Broncos football, for decades it was all about wins, playoff games, comebacks and Super Bowl Rings.
Into the front office he rode, but times have turned bad in Denver now. .
His roster is a mixed bag of young players, street free agents, and draft picks who have yet to turn out.
What was once a fierce defense, led by sack artist Von Miller, has been supplanted by younger players, not up to the task yet, nearly across the board. Miller cannot do it all by himself..
They put together a 34M package-to lure QB-Case Keenum away from his star-studded season last fall with the Vikings, but he has been little more than pedestrian.
There are young players who have yet to arrive, 1st round draft pick Garret Bolles at left tackel, struggling on the job. High draft pick CB-Bradley Robey has been nothing special in the secondary, now in his 3rd year.
They spent in free agency, burning 2M in cap space for 3-games before they dumped ex Raiders punter Marquette King.
Ditto for the signing of ex-Cowboys young OL-Ron Leary, who has been hurt for two seasons.
Elway is saddled with a 14M-payment next year to WR-Demaryius Thomas, who has never turned into a game-breaker, just some guy breaking the bank.
Young wideout Cody Latimer, with game breaking speed, never found consistency, and went off to the Giants
Once up a time, they had greatness in the offense built around TE-Shannon Sharpe. You cannot name the tight ends now, and they don’t catch passes.
They ran off spirited veteran CB-Aqib Talib, leaving Chris Harris to do it all on the corner, and he cannot play all 4-positions at once.
There are still some good young players there. Brad Chubb, at the other LB spot shows flashes. Rookie RBs-Royce Freeman and Phil Lindsey at times look like ‘Thunder & Lightning’ in the backfield. And Chubb’s best years are just ahead upfront.
He’s got a coaching quandry too. Did he pick the wrong head coach in Vance Joseph, he of 8-game and 4-game losing streaks over his first two years? They let go of Off Coordinator Mike McCoy. Did not retain Edf Coord legend Wade Philips a couple of years ago. There’s chaos on both sides of the ball.
The biggest issue. There’s no consistency at quarterback, and that is on Elway.
Alot of Broncos bucks went to Keenum, who looks nothing better than a journeyman.
He’s wasted five draft picks at the QB position. There was Brock Osweiler, then Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, Chad Kelly and Zac Dysart. All were supposed to give hope to the future of the Broncos, and now none of them are there.
It’s a sorry state when the best QB in the building might be the retired QB-serving as GM.
And for John Elway, the retired QB-turned-GM is to blame for the QB problems that exist, as well as the rest of the roster.
For Elway, what have you done for me lately? Not much, and that’s a real problem in Denver.