Originally Posted by Taco John
That was an awful season, but nowhere near as awful as this. It was bad because the Broncos were shell shocked, but we still had Elway. We didn't have much when McDaniels left the team. The organization was pretty well falling apart.
It really was falling apart. I left two home game seats empty because I just didn't want to see any more. That Oakland monstrosity was it for me and I seriously considering surrendering season tickets owned by my family since 1962.
I talked to dedicated fans I'd known since childhood who just didn't bother to attend games they had tickets for.
Argue stats or draft successes all you want. McDaniels decimated this team and this fan base. Way back when the Broncos were lovable losers, there was always hope. Under McDaniels, everyone, including me, could see the franchise was just spiraling downward.