From the front office down, this team needs some stability.
We’ve been hyper-critical of Elway’s roster decisions. Releasing T.J. Ward and trading Aqib Talib are still mistakes. The Marquette King situation was a mistake. Case Keenum is a mistake. This doesn’t even touch on the things that Elway hasn’t done that have negatively impacted the franchise. We’ve taken a lot of heat but we’re going to continue to press on Colin Kaepernick. Those among you that think Kevin Hogan is a better option are just going to have to live in that reality alone.
Really, though, the issues start at the top. The Broncos need to resolve the ownership dispute. John Elway needs to let someone else scout a quarterback, Vance Joseph either needs to be fired or needs to evaluate his staff (Joe Woods and whoever is in charge of notifying Joseph on coach challenges). As mentioned, we aren’t big fans of Joseph’s dismissal as it creates the opposite of stability.
The Broncos had a special team three years ago. Yes, they also had Peyton Manning but it was an injured and wildly ineffective Peyton Manning. Many of the players remain, there’s a general feeling that the Broncos aren’t nearly as far off as their record would indicate. They have problems with RB depth, on the O-line, at middle linebacker and defensive back depth. Another solid draft or wise use of free-agent dollars can address some of that but more important, the Broncos need to recover their culture.
Pat Bowlen will never again walk through the doors at Dove Valley. He’s been honored and remembered. For the sake of his legacy, the Denver Broncos owe it to him to stabilize this franchise and move forward in the manner that Bowlen has always demanded.
Otherwise, who are we?