This may be the toughest post I’ve made all season because I was a little upset with what I read in the papers today. Remember what you were told in school? If you’re upset, wait before you say something (write something) that might get you in trouble. Well that’s what I did. I waited and now it’s almost midnight and I couldn’t wait any longer.
Here goes. Woody Paige wrote an article today that said the Broncos quit. It said QUIT. Are you kidding me???
Sorry Woody and everyone that bought that garbage, professional athletes and coaches don’t quit. QUIT is a 4 letter word that ISN’T, NEVER WAS, or NEVER WILL BE in the vocabulary of a professional athlete or coach. Sports writers use it because they either haven’t ever played or never played at a high enough level to know there is no such word or action when you reach the NFL.
They use it because they don’t know better and are trying to sell newspapers and get a reaction from the readers (it worked) here.
This team did better than anyone gave them credit for at the beginning of the season and yet disappointed us more at the end because of a 6-0 start that got all our hopes up and then the season came crashing down. I personally enjoyed this season more than many in the past few years because I really got excited about the future and what we have to build on. Just look at the other 8-8 teams around the league….pretty good crew of folks that didn’t make the playoffs too. Many beat better teams throughout the year but just couldn’t keep it together for a multitude of reasons.
Seasons over, more controversy with Brandon and now Scheffler and I still haven’t heard the whole story so I reserve comment until more comes out in the coming weeks. Are they trying to be traded? I don’t know. They both want to catch more balls and seem to want to be in a more vertical offense. Can’t say I blame them on a personal level other than disrupting the rest of the team for personal gain. Not something any of the real pros of the day I know would have done.
I’ve always been a team guy. I did what the team asked, I played guard and tackle and which ever side I needed to play and moved from one side to the other during game…why…to win as a team. I played hurt, shot up whatever was needed to win. Call me stupid, maybe, but I wanted to win regardless of the cost to me personally. I had all offseason to heal and the rest of my life worry about it. But not gameday.
Different era, different mindset. You can have your opinion but there’s only one head coach, president of any company, owner or operator and they have the final say, pure and simple….just like out here in the real world. Agree to disagree and play to win.
The game. Like we’ve discussed before…sometimes you don’t need to look at the stats. Sometimes in the NFL, you wish you could have a mulligan and a do-over because it just wasn’t your day. Tough day, enough said, because I know you all will say it for me.
Tough year, new team, new coaches, new players, new system….I’m still excited by what I saw that we have to build on. Call me a HOMER…..I like what we have going forward, with or without Brandon or Scheffler who ever makes the next fuss.
Teams win, individuals at the end of their career wish they had a chance at a ring and Super Bowl.
QUIT?…really…don’t know, recognize, relate or acknowledge the word.
I look forward to your comments and the offseason. I’m sure I won’t catch as much heat as I did last offseason…but you never know…keeps things interesting doesn’t it? )
The blog doesn’t stop here. I’ll have more to say and discuss as we watch the Playoffs together.