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Old 10-27-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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Does anyone now what's up?

I know when Bowlen fired Shanahan 2 years ago he mentioned his health (in particular short-term memory loss). Is he still running this team day-to-day or is he turning over control to Joe Ellis?

Money. Bowlen has clearly put a spending cap on this team. Are we going to be the LA Clippers of NFL?
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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I think it's more to the fact he knows there is going to be a work stoppage next season so he's trying to save money back for that.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
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Where does this money thing come from? He put out a ton of money the last couple offseasons. Just look at our turnover and FA lists. He also just extended some expensive players. The only one not extended so far, that needs it, is Champ.
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I still can't believe people took Bowlen's comment about his "memory loss" seriously.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:50 AM   #7
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Where does this money thing come from? He put out a ton of money the last couple offseasons. Just look at our turnover and FA lists. He also just extended some expensive players. The only one not extended so far, that needs it, is Champ.
Money has become more of a focal point at Dove Valley. Make no mistake. Whether it's just good business or because of some other motive (Bowlen's finances, a potential lockout) is the question.

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_16077150

"the Broncos' "dead money" against the salary cap this year, if there were a salary cap, is only $8.2 million. Their wasted cash is $6 million. Both figures are in the bottom five of the NFL, according to two league sources. A far cry from a Broncos franchise that from 1998-2009 was No. 1 in dead money, according to the sources."

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_16440005

"McDaniels does have more limits on some of that power than Shanahan did, including more of a budget to follow in hiring assistants, while the Broncos were more frugal in free agency in Shanahan's last two seasons and have tightened up even more in the last two years....The decision to end contract talks with cornerback Champ Bailey, for example, was made above McDaniels by Bowlen and chief operating officer Joe Ellis."
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I still can't believe people took Bowlen's comment about his "memory loss" seriously.
Look, it's fair to speculate. First of all, Bowlen is the one that brought it up. If it was such a nonsense thing, then why would a man like him even put it out there? Second of all, he's getting up in age, not like Al Davis, but to a point where these things are more likely to be a concern.

And most importantly, why isn't he interacting with the fans more? Jerry Jones is on the radio every other day. I'm not saying I want Jerry Jones as an owner, I'm just wondering where the owner is in all this change. Why did he decline interviews/comments after the worst loss in the franchises history?

I'm also very unsure why there is a seeming contradiction between what he set out to do when he fired Shanahan (create a more natural management structure) and what he did hiring McDaniels (gave him essentially the same amount of power).
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look, it's fair to speculate. First of all, bowlen is the one that brought it up. If it was such a nonsense thing, then why would a man like him even put it out there?
it was a joke [/CAPS]
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Thread is a level, right?
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:04 AM   #11
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http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_12281980

He has turned over additional organizational responsibilities to chief operating officer Joe Ellis.

His health "is good," but he has experienced "short-term memory loss" in recent months.

and the kicker....

The Broncos will "probably not" win the Super Bowl next season.

When was the last owner that would acknowledge that?! It was blasphemy during the Shanahan years (even though it was obvious after about 1999).

That doesn't sound like a joke to me.
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http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_12281980

He has turned over additional organizational responsibilities to chief operating officer Joe Ellis.

His health "is good," but he has experienced "short-term memory loss" in recent months.

and the kicker....

The Broncos will "probably not" win the Super Bowl next season.

When was the last owner that would acknowledge that?! It was blasphemy during the Shanahan years (even though it was obvious after about 1999).

That doesn't sound like a joke to me.
Wow, two words in quotation marks. I bet we have all the context we need for that line!
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Thread is a level, right?
Then don't read it. Much more garbage is posted around here than this.

The condition of our owner matters more than anything else facing this franchise (see Al Davis).
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:09 AM   #14
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What is it about a loss that brings out the crazy in everyone.

Is it a full moon? The conspiracy stuff is just running wild this week.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:13 AM   #15
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What is it about a loss that brings out the crazy in everyone.

Is it a full moon? The conspiracy stuff is just running wild this week.
It's like troll viagra. Especially a loss at home to the raiders.
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What is it about a loss that brings out the crazy in everyone.

Is it a full moon? The conspiracy stuff is just running wild this week.
It has nothing to do with the loss EXCEPT that I wonder how much this could impact any potential changes next year. In that much, I have the same amount of crazy as any fan that just watches his or her team have a HISTORICALLY BAD loss.

This is a real issue and I have quietly wondered about since he fired Shanahan. But it keeps being reaffirmed by decisions that are made, articles that are posted, etc...

What is one other thing that might have caused Bowlen to bring McDaniels over from NE? Could it be that NE is one of the cheapest organizations in the league? It's a fact we cannot escape until we see more evidence about where this is going.
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I still can't believe people took Bowlen's comment about his "memory loss" seriously.
I think that you have to take the guy at his word:
As for his health, Bowlen said he is not slowing down or slacking off. "My health is excellent, for a guy my age, although I'm not going to do any more triathlons."

The owner paused and said: "I have short-term memory loss. I know that some of the memories of the Super Bowl championships are fading."

Asked if he was concerned about the memory loss worsening, Bowlen said:

"Not really. It comes with age."

Bowlen is seeking new memories. "I love what I'm doing. I'm enjoying this offseason more than I have in a long time."



Read more: Paige: Bowlen unshaken on vision for Broncos - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...#ixzz13a31eUVZ

I'm trying to think of a reason why he'd go to the media and lie about such a thing. I'm not sure if it's any cause for concern at this point, but I don't think he's just making it up.
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It's like troll viagra. Especially a loss at home to the raiders.
That's messed up to call me a troll when I have 2x as many posts as you. I have been a fan of this team for a long time. I have given them my cash, my support, and far too much of my time.
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I know that some of the memories of the Super Bowl championships are fading.
For god's sake those had to be two of his best years as an owner and the memories are "fading". No reason to be concerned about that.
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That's messed up to call me a troll when I have 2x as many posts as you. I have been a fan of this team for a long time. I have given them my cash, my support, and far too much of my time.
Well, I was just responding to Popps more in a general sense. Sorry if you took offense.

And Bob has like 5x as many posts as both of use combined, he's a Bronco SuperFan!
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For god's sake those had to be two of his best years as an owner and the memories are "fading". No reason to be concerned about that.
You guys have got to be kidding me. That's 13 years ago. My memories of 5 years ago are fading, and I'm 21. This is ridiculous.
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You guys have got to be kidding me. That's 13 years ago. My memories of 5 years ago are fading, and I'm 21. This is ridiculous.
But Bowlen doesn't smoke nearly as much weed as you do......I hope.
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But Bowlen doesn't smoke nearly as much weed as you do......I hope.
Fair assumption, but I've never once even tried the stuff(Inhaled or otherwise).
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You guys have got to be kidding me. That's 13 years ago. My memories of 5 years ago are fading, and I'm 21. This is ridiculous.
Yes, but you are talking about special years in his life AND details he was involved with day-to-day.

And, again, he thought it was worth mentioning to the media at least 2 different times. Bowlen is not stupid, he had to know people would wonder if he put it out there.
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Fair assumption, but I've never once even tried the stuff(Inhaled or otherwise).
Well, we now know at least one poster's parents who monitor the Mane.
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