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View Poll Results: What Grade do you give Elway so far
A 34 34.69%
B 48 48.98%
C 11 11.22%
D 1 1.02%
F 4 4.08%
Incomplete 0 0%
Waiting for Tebows reply 0 0%
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default How do you grade Elway's 2011 year as VP

How does everyone feel about John's performance at VP so far. I think he did a very good job considering what he walked into.

I believe he's really changed the culture of the Broncos. It seems he's done a great job at reorganizing the the team and set it on a true course forward.

To be sure there have been a few controversies and a few small steps here and there I didn't necessarily agree with. But I'm still glad he chose to take Bowlen's challenge to rebuild our gutted out team. IMO he's going to be a great Head Honcho and great for our team.

Thanks John! Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Good solid B.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
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I give him a B. Should have started Tebow in week 1 and Should have beheaded McCoy with a butterknife. Otherwise, solid job.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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How could anyone grade any lower if results are what matters?
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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Not all that highly, maybe a C+.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #7
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Def a B bordering on A.

We reached our goal - to win the division. Hard to argue with that.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #8
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I'll gladly give him a B. He had a lot of crap to deal with and he plowed through it all. He scored on the #1 pick which is always good. He got a good FA in McGahee. I very much like the Fox hire and it looks like he's replaced the DC with a solid coach in Del Rio.

Add a playoff win into the mix and he did a solid job. However, he does not get an A because there was still some things he either did or DIDN'T do that I still am wondering about.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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How could anyone grade any lower if results are what matters?
By this logic, A+ should be reserved for a Superbowl win.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #10
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I like the draft. I like some of the FA pickups. I liked the final outcome.

There are two reasons I don't give him an A.

1. He got rid of both starting recievers, without bringing in a single guy. DT was also still recovering, then took another injury. They switch to a young QB and give him very little to work with.

2. The decision to start Orton early. This was probably a coaching decision, but Fox is his coach. That one decision almost took a playoff team to another top 5 pick. If they had switched one game later, this team doesn't go to the playoffs. That is a pretty big screwup. If Tebow doesn't work out, we will be screwed at QB. They couldn't pick the best out of four. How in the world do they expect to pick the best out of a much larger pool of talent? They watched those four every day. They won't have that advantage in the draft and FA.

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Old 02-03-2012, 03:48 PM   #11
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I gave him a B+. They stuck with Orton to long.

But then, that might have been Fox's decision, I doubt it though.

Good first season, loved the Fox hire, love the Miller pick, all in all I'm very happy.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #12
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Definitely an A. Drafting #2 to #25. Net difference of 23... that's gotta be up there with all time turn arounds in one season.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #13
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As long as the team continues to improve in terms of wins and losses each year - he'll get an A in my book given that the NFL is full of 32 FO's with smart people (ok those outside of KC and OAK) who know what they are doing.

I'll even cut him some slack if the Broncos have one down year due to injuries/etc a couple bad decisions because I believe his job is extremely difficult.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #14
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F..He needs to stop criticizing Tebow and work on getting good OC
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:58 PM   #15
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #16
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I give him a high C

I do not agree with a number of the decisions made or his "public" handling of the Tim Tebow situation. I think he is heading in the right direction, but it will take another year or two until he settles in and gets a true grasp of his new position.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #17
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #18
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A+ .....it is Elway
You can not give him an A+... He not only started playing Tebow in week 5, He kept playing him the entire year.

spider logic: Ultimate failure.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #19
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You can not give him an A+... He not only started playing Tebow in week 5, He kept playing him the entire year.

spider logic: Ultimate failure.
you should have answered , waiting to hear what tebow says ......
Of course I can give him an A+ the draft kicked ass , he brought in Fox , and tebow isnt that good , not right now .......
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #20
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #21
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I'd put more money on unicorns and bigfoot existing than that.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #22
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #23
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How could anyone grade any lower if results are what matters?
8-8 is the definition of average...AKA "C" when translated into a letter grade.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:44 PM   #24
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8-8 is the definition of average...AKA "C" when translated into a letter grade.
While I agree, I'd bump it up a letter grade due to the playoff win.

...and bump it back down 1 for some wildly amateurish public statements.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #25
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I am not sure how you can give him much less.
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