Originally Posted by B-Love
Ridiculously overstated wabbit.
Sad to see someone of your caliber buy into so many greatly exaggerated cliches of the Dan Reeves era.
I take offense. I really do.
Sorry, truth hurts.
Overstated?? Not at all. Exaggerated?? If anything; understated out of some remaining degree of respect.
I worked closely with the team during the entire Reeves area. I knew him personally, and while I respected many aspects of his leadership ability & stewardship, he suffered a fatal human failing typical of people who have complete control of anything; only he knew what was best.
He was secretive, vindictive, quick to anger and slow to admit error.
He drafted Ted Gregory, Tommy Maddox and offered John Elway in a trade to Washingtons' Joe Gibbs.
He alienated Randy Gradishar to the point of retirement...followed in the next couple of years by Louie Wright.
He ignored his scouts and drafted on whim.
He fired Mike Shanahan for 'conspiring' with John Elway on offensive game plans.
Despite all that, he still managed to win, which speaks volumes about his ability...but his failings were, at the very least, as glaring.