Originally Posted by Bronco Yoda
"Consensus" is just another term for a group of butt hurt blowhard talking heads that were envious that the golden boy was soaring ever higher. Obviously your "consensus" didn't know **** to begin with.
"Lacking experience". LMAO! Like many things in life... the only way you relly get direct 'experience' is by actually doing the job.
Now having the necessary qualities, temperament and skill set he already had in spades. I bet his learning curve was one of the shortest in NFL GM history.
Don't believe all the PR hype "... 'shucks golly-gee' simple-John made good in the big city didn't he" routine.
John Elway said himself he still had much to learn when he took the position and he was pretty much fresh meat.
That was the reality... The reality of the situation was no mystery to anyone including John Elway.
The only difference was do you think Elway could succeed or not based on his leadership skills? And during that time period it's easy to see why people think he couldn't just purely based on history.
It's easy to say what you want now looking back but during that time it wasn't exactly the clearest thing John Elway would succeed... Don't forget the fact is he had great people around him already. I won't even get into why they were there to begin with