First let me say Happy New Year to everyone and their families. There’s a lot of emotion flying around out there and that’s O.K. because we’re all fans and bleed Broncos Blue and Orange.
I tend to keep things simple in my mind. Pointing fingers has really never been my style. Welcome to the NFL. The cold hard facts are as Mike said. He didn’t win and it’s his job “ultimately” to win. Pat Bowlen in one of the best owners in the league. I can speak personally to that. Why because I’m a lot closer to that aspect than most, unless you played in the NFL.
I have mixed feelings. Why, because I played for Mike and have a lot of respect for what he has done for the organization and I have the same respect for Pat Bowlen. Respect is something that is earned with me. Not a given, because you own the team or you make more money or your a head coach or you have a better job. There’s plenty of those guys out there that I have very little respect for but that’s a different story.
No one is perfect. We can all look in the mirror and see that. Mike didn’t get it done in the last few years and Mr. Bowlen felt he needed a change. He’s the owner and it’s his team, he calls the shots whether you like them or not — his team.
If you listened to the interview it was simple. Two friends going in different directions. The NFL is a tough place for players and coaches. Perform or you won’t be there very long…that simple. That’s not an easy concept to understand if your a paid employee in a corporation. Yes, you can be laid off like anyone else but often it has nothing to do with performance. If you work for yourself you have a better understanding, because everyday when you get out of bed, either you perform or you go out of business.
I’d like to thank Mike for the time he was here and wish him luck. He’s a class guy and always will be in my book, regardless of what some of you think or say in this blog. I’m not calling anyone out because your welcome to your opinion as I am. Sometimes folks get emotional and carried away a little..that’s why we’re all fans..that’s what we do, that’s why it’s fun.
Personally I’d love to see Elway take a operational position in the organization. I think that would be a huge plus. I text him last night when I heard the news. I think he’s ignoring me. )
He has the ability and he would bring another level or professionalism to an already highly respected group, from the front office to the back, leaving no one out.
By the way, I’m not sure you all know how well respected the team, organization, and Mr. Bowlen are around the league. FIRST CLASS.
So where do we go from here? Speculation…that should keep us busy for a while. Let’s keep it simple. We have one of the best offenses in the league and with some revamping on Defense the futures so bright you have to wear shades.
Who would you like to see as the next Head Coach?