Originally Posted by broncocalijohn
MHM, you think seasons like 86 and 87 were failures. Of course every team has the thoughts in April to win it all but in reality, it isn't going to happen for all but 1. It isnt so cut n dry. We have made more runs at the SB then most teams but I will never look at those seasons as failures. I think 96 season is one of the biggest failures but that is based on how good that team was and to lose in the 2nd round to a Jags team. Go back and see who was on that 86 or 87 team. Guys like Arthur marshall, Michael Young and a young Nattiel. THat team had no business getting as far as they did. Not a failure at all. We just had high hopes as they continued to do well. They played over their head and we had a great QB. Please let Elway know that those seasons were failures.
The Reeves-era Super Bowl losses weren't failures because they lost. After all none of those teams were particularly great like you said. They were failures because of the absolutely shameful way they lost.