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Bronco Rob
11-15-2012, 07:17 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—As the Broncos keep winning, their candidates for major awards add up.

Peyton Manning is in the mix for NFL offensive player of the year and comeback player of the year. Von Miller could end up grappling with Houston's J.J. Watt for defensive player of the year. And John Elway's quick rebuilding of a depth-shy, dysfunctional franchise after five years of steady decline could put him on track for Sporting News Executive of the Year honors.

Whether Elway wins the award or not, his finest attribute as the team's executive vice president of football operations is his openness to advice from others around the building—including Manning.

"You keep in touch with guys, you hear about guys, so you kind of mention that to (personnel director Matt) Russell and John," said Manning, citing safety Jim Leonhard and linebacker Keith Brooking as examples of players whose names he passed upstairs that have helped bolster the Broncos' depth.

Listening to others around the organization has been crucial for Elway, who took their advice on a pair of in-season pickups off the scrap heap: center Dan Koppen and returner Trindon Holliday. Holliday, a waiver claim from Houston, has run back a punt and kickoff for touchdowns in the last two games. He maes the Broncos a legitimate scoring threat in all three phases.

Koppen, who was recommended by offensive line coach Dave Magazu, might be nothing short of a season saver; he was picked up to provide depth behind J.D. Walton but was forced into duty after Walton fractured his ankle In Week 4.

The offensive line has steadily improved with Koppen, whose nine years with the Patriots' up-tempo, Tom Brady-led offense helped make his transition to the Broncos and Manning an easy one.





http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-15/denver-broncos-elway-manning-miller-awards-nfl-stats-week-11-fantasy?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

baja
11-15-2012, 08:11 PM
I love stories like this that give some real insight into the workings of the team, in this case John Elway. The quality pointed out in the above article is going to make John a great GM president as long as he keeps listening and making the right call on the information. Priceless value in a GM and the antithesis of Mike "he hasn't been coached by me" Shanahan

loborugger
11-15-2012, 08:29 PM
One of the best GMs in the business is Ozzie Newsome in B-more. A HOF player who never coached. Hopefully, Elway can follow in his footsteps.

Swedish Extrovert
11-15-2012, 08:54 PM
One of the best GMs in the business is Ozzie Newsome in B-more. A HOF player who never coached. Hopefully, Elway can follow in his footsteps.

Elway is a smart dude, too. I wonder what Peyton's post-football plans will be. Probably a similar role to Elway's, only in Indy. Or pizza... there's always pizza.

cutthemdown
11-15-2012, 09:24 PM
One of the best GMs in the business is Ozzie Newsome in B-more. A HOF player who never coached. Hopefully, Elway can follow in his footsteps.

Ozzie sort of let the defense get old though.

cutthemdown
11-15-2012, 09:25 PM
Elway is a smart dude, too. I wonder what Peyton's post-football plans will be. Probably a similar role to Elway's, only in Indy. Or pizza... there's always pizza.

Straight to TV IMO. Manning will be on TV talking football.

theAPAOps5
11-15-2012, 09:32 PM
Straight to TV IMO. Manning will be on TV talking football.

No he won't. Elites don't go to TV. He will be a front office/co-owner with Elway.

baja
11-15-2012, 09:36 PM
Manning would make an awesome HC

Bronco Boy
11-15-2012, 09:45 PM
No he won't. Elites don't go to TV. He will be a front office/co-owner with Elway.

Steve Young disagrees.

lonestar
11-15-2012, 10:41 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—As the Broncos keep winning, their candidates for major awards add up.

Peyton Manning is in the mix for NFL offensive player of the year and comeback player of the year. Von Miller could end up grappling with Houston's J.J. Watt for defensive player of the year. And John Elway's quick rebuilding of a depth-shy, dysfunctional franchise after five years of steady decline could put him on track for Sporting News Executive of the Year honors.

Whether Elway wins the award or not, his finest attribute as the team's executive vice president of football operations is his openness to advice from others around the building—including Manning.

"You keep in touch with guys, you hear about guys, so you kind of mention that to (personnel director Matt) Russell and John," said Manning, citing safety Jim Leonhard and linebacker Keith Brooking as examples of players whose names he passed upstairs that have helped bolster the Broncos' depth.

Listening to others around the organization has been crucial for Elway, who took their advice on a pair of in-season pickups off the scrap heap: center Dan Koppen and returner Trindon Holliday. Holliday, a waiver claim from Houston, has run back a punt and kickoff for touchdowns in the last two games. He maes the Broncos a legitimate scoring threat in all three phases.

Koppen, who was recommended by offensive line coach Dave Magazu, might be nothing short of a season saver; he was picked up to provide depth behind J.D. Walton but was forced into duty after Walton fractured his ankle In Week 4.

The offensive line has steadily improved with Koppen, whose nine years with the Patriots' up-tempo, Tom Brady-led offense helped make his transition to the Broncos and Manning an easy one.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-15/denver-broncos-elway-manning-miller-awards-nfl-stats-week-11-fantasy?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

great article.. John deserves any and all props..

I guess someone else is not buying that Josh was the only problem with the personnel dept..

TheReverend
11-15-2012, 10:44 PM
* Deserved

Easily

TheReverend
11-15-2012, 10:46 PM
Steve Young disagrees.

I would've volunteered Marino before Young, but valid still.

lonestar
11-15-2012, 10:46 PM
I love stories like this that give some real insight into the workings of the team, in this case John Elway. The quality pointed out in the above article is going to make John a great GM president as long as he keeps listening and making the right call on the information. Priceless value in a GM and the antithesis of Mike "he hasn't been coached by me" Shanahan

I just about choked when I originally read that info.. I knew mikey had an ego but that was even over the top..


One of the best GMs in the business is Ozzie Newsome in B-more. A HOF player who never coached. Hopefully, Elway can follow in his footsteps.


Yes Ozzie is a class act and has put together a really great team..

Lets hope he is smart enough to have kiddies in the wings to take over for some of the dinosaurs on the roster..


I can only hope that John follows his lead and not others from our history..

Bob's your Information Minister
11-16-2012, 01:28 AM
Suck on that, Pioli.

ozomulsion
11-16-2012, 01:34 AM
I'm still Very disappointed that he traded down instead of drafting Doug Martin, but nobody is perfect. I'm very proud of John, nonetheless.

Inkana7
11-16-2012, 06:38 AM
Ugh. Doug Martin is the new Ed Reeeeeeeeeeed. Derek Wolfe has been an incredibly important part of our defense, guys.

loborugger
11-16-2012, 06:55 AM
Ozzie sort of let the defense get old though.

1. That defense dominated for over a decade.
2. HOF players don't grow on trees.
3. The offense is picking up where the defense is sliding.
4. The Ravens are 7 & 2, and the #2 seed in the AFC, despite all the injuries.

Mediator12
11-16-2012, 08:23 AM
Troy Aikman is the only NFL commentator I listen to on live TV. Everybody else is on MUTE. So, Peyton could be that guy for sure or go help Dungy on NBC because Rodney Harrison sucks!

As for Elway, the only other serious candidate is INDY's Ryan Grigson. He has taken the same type of mess Bill Polian left and turned this Colts team into a legit Playoff team, not contender yet though. INDY has done it both in youth and FA as well, but mostly one of the best Draft classes they have ever had. Only I draft better ;D

ozomulsion
11-16-2012, 01:34 PM
Ugh. Doug Martin is the new Ed Reeeeeeeeeeed. Derek Wolfe has been an incredibly important part of our defense, guys.

Wolfe has been incredibly important and was a great pick. Most of us on here were in agreement that one of the young RBs would be a good selection as we were and still are in need of a good young RB. Just think if we had Doug Martin. :lombardi:

oubronco
11-16-2012, 01:38 PM
Ugh. Doug Martin is the new Ed Reeeeeeeeeeed. Derek Wolfe has been an incredibly important part of our defense, guys.

Would've been nice to have both

ludo21
11-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Wolfe has been incredibly important and was a great pick. Most of us on here were in agreement that one of the young RBs would be a good selection as we were and still are in need of a good young RB. Just think if we had Doug Martin. :lombardi:

just need a rb and lb right :P

Tombstone RJ
11-16-2012, 01:45 PM
Elway should get it for one simple reason: Plan A.

Agamemnon
11-16-2012, 05:32 PM
I would've volunteered Marino before Young, but valid still.

Don't forget about Terry Bradshaw. :thumbsup:

HorseHead
11-16-2012, 05:41 PM
People are getting really hung on Martin...give Hillman a chance for chrissake...he's like 12, he's still growing...

baja
11-16-2012, 05:53 PM
Different styles

Martin is beating and deserves the praise

BroncoBuff
11-16-2012, 06:20 PM
Lots and lots of reasons he deserves serious consideration ... I posted this a week or two ago in the mid-season awards thread:



I have a mid-season projection, NFL Executive of the Year:



http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9046/elway.jpg

. . . JOHN ELWAY
Elway's calm, no-drama management style was fresh air for a shell-shocked team that just hit rock-bottom
A franchise-record 12 losses the year before he took over, now on the brink of 2 Division Titles in 2 years
Elway's first-ever draft pick was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
His two rookie classes have produced 5 starters and 13 regulars, including NINE on the defensive 2-deep depth chart
Out-maneuvered a dozen veteran GMs to acquire FA-of-the-Decade Peyton Manning. Nothing genius about the signing, but Manning cited John and his respect for the game at the top of his list of reasons why he choose Denver.
Lured NFL Asst Coach of the Year candidate Jack Del Rio to become team's 7th D-Coordinator in 7 years. Next to Manning, Del Rio might be the most important move of the off-season. If John can keep him in place next year, he might earn back-to-back Awards.

BroncoBuff
11-16-2012, 06:42 PM
This is funny .... anybody notice who wrote that article? Our old buddy! :~ohyah!:


Elway strong candidate for SN Executive of the Year

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm EST
By Andrew Mason Sporting News

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—As the Broncos keep winning, their candidates for major awards add up.

Peyton Manning is in the mix for NFL offensive player of the year and comeback player of the year. Von Miller could end up grappling with Houston's J.J. Watt for defensive player of the year. And John Elway's quick rebuilding of a depth-shy, dysfunctional franchise after five years of steady decline could put him on track for Sporting News Executive of the Year honors. .....

baja
11-16-2012, 07:17 PM
This is funny .... anybody notice who wrote that article? Our old buddy! :~ohyah!:


Elway strong candidate for SN Executive of the Year

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm EST
By Andrew Mason Sporting News

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—As the Broncos keep winning, their candidates for major awards add up.

Peyton Manning is in the mix for NFL offensive player of the year and comeback player of the year. Von Miller could end up grappling with Houston's J.J. Watt for defensive player of the year. And John Elway's quick rebuilding of a depth-shy, dysfunctional franchise after five years of steady decline could put him on track for Sporting News Executive of the Year honors. .....


I think Fred is up got the Grinch of the Season award too.

The Joker
11-16-2012, 11:36 PM
Would be great to see John get the award, he's done an amazing job since getting here. The guy truly is the greatest Bronco there'll ever be. :)

As for Manning, I suspect he'll have a go at coaching after he finishes. Could see him taking a couple of years away from the game when he retires then returning in a HC role.

theAPAOps5
11-16-2012, 11:39 PM
In the weekly game release the Broncos had a great stat. Of 31 players to start a game this season John Elway is responsible for bringing 23 of them to the team...... An amazing stat given the short duration of his tenure.

The Joker
11-16-2012, 11:53 PM
Yep, was a little taken aback that the number was so high.

Deserves so much credit for the Miller pick as well. I know that with AJ Green and Patrick Peterson sitting there too it was going to be a hard pick to whiff on, but so far it seems that they took the absolute pick of the litter in Von.

The safe pick at the time was widely agreed to be Dareus but they trusted their instinct and went with Von. With everyone screaming about how badly Denver needed a DT and Miller being projected as a 3-4 guy it was a risky pick in some regards, but damn has it proved to be the right one.

Jetland
11-16-2012, 11:56 PM
Yep, was a little taken aback that the number was so high.

Deserves so much credit for the Miller pick as well. I know that with AJ Green and Patrick Peterson sitting there too it was going to be a hard pick to whiff on, but so far it seems that they took the absolute pick of the litter in Von.

The safe pick at the time was widely agreed to be Dareus but they trusted their instinct and went with Von. With everyone screaming about how badly Denver needed a DT and Miller being projected as a 3-4 guy it was a risky pick in some regards, but damn has it proved to be the right one.

Rev says PP is the greatest player to ever lace up shoes so the rest of us are clearly wrong as he is always right
ALL HAIL REV

Dutch
11-17-2012, 07:31 AM
Bye bye rugby....

SpringStein
11-17-2012, 08:04 AM
I don't think he's a strong candidate - he has to be the overwhelming favorite.

bowtown
11-17-2012, 08:10 AM
Suck on that, Pioli.

LOL I really like Resigned Defeatist Bob.

baja
11-17-2012, 08:45 AM
John has some competition from Pioli.

Bronco Rob
11-25-2012, 09:17 AM
John has some competition from Pioli.





:strong:

baja
11-25-2012, 09:23 AM
:strong:

I assumed you would recognize sarcasm when you see it, was I wrong?