Originally Posted by WhoIsJohnGalt
i'm saying that barely 1 year after publicly and repeatedly announcing that the team was finally rebuilding via the draft, it would be idiotic for Elway to abandon that process just because somebody waved some shiny beads in his face.
it has nothing to do with Tebow either. let's say Tebow retires tomorrow so he can build orphanages in Africa. even if that happens, it's STILL a bad idea to throw the rebuilding plan out the window, pay Manning $20M+ or whatever the hell asking price he wants, and then try to cobble together a team using what's left of Bowlen's reserves being spent on free agents in the hopes we can get to a SB in the next 2 or 3 years. we have tried that. it doesn't work. i re-iterate. IT DOESN'T WORK and that's why we're in the mess we're in now.
I don't understand why you imagine we'd be abandoning the process of rebuilding. Manning fixes a lot of our offensive problems - not all of them, but plenty of them. We'll get a lot more out of guys like Eric Decker and Julius Thomas with Manning than we ever got out of Tebow. And don't get me wrong - I'm not here to bash Tebow. My goal is to see the Broncos win a superbowl in as little amount of time as possible, regardless of what players are starting...