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Old 11-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #24
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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:

  • 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.

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