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Old 01-05-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Thank you Mr. Bowlen

Thanks for bringing John back to us. Thanks for realizing you needed a touchstone as did the fans.

I'm a little misty and giddy all at the same time.

As a long time Bronco fanatic, I NEEDED THIS!

I realize it's not a magic bullet. It won't cure all our cancers. But . . .

As an owner, you needed this. As an organization, it needed this. As fans, WE NEEDED THIS.

THANK YOU!
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God I hope this doesn't get bumped in two years... but I'm optimistic!
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Thanks for bringing John back to us. Thanks for realizing you needed a touchstone as did the fans.

I'm a little misty and giddy all at the same time.

As a long time Bronco fanatic, I NEEDED THIS!

I realize it's not a magic bullet. It won't cure all our cancers. But . . .

As an owner, you needed this. As an organization, it needed this. As fans, WE NEEDED THIS.

THANK YOU!
Great sentiment I agree 100%
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:25 PM   #6
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Even if it fails which I don't think it will like Yoda said we all needed this NOW.
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Hooray !! The Duke is back..
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More like the Ghost of 1983-optomism my dear youngling. Before your time.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #11
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I'm not sold on the Elway hype, he seems upbeat but this is going to be a tough job for him. He's a legend, but this is different territory for someone like Elway who has no background in an NFL Front Office . He is inexperienced and I don't think Xanders is a quality General Manager. Broncos should have went with a better personnel type, but for whatever reason chose to stay with someone less qualified.

It's early in the offseason, and we'll have to wait and see who they bring in as Head Coach. I'm not impressed by the list of coaches the Broncos are interviewing, my guess is that it will be Mularkey, but seems that the Broncos have their hearts set on Harbaugh, who will turn down the Broncos for the 49ers job.
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The thing I find the most encouraging is they IMO have correctly identified the problems and that is where you must start. So

First step = identify & prioritize the problems = √
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Thanks Pat, I guess Jack Daniels isn't all that bad when it comes to helping make the "big" decisions, well played sir, please pass the burbon...
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I'm down with this. Elway knows what it takes to build a winner. He's seen it first hand.
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I'm not sold on the Elway hype, he seems upbeat but this is going to be a tough job for him. He's a legend, but this is different territory for someone like Elway who has no background in an NFL Front Office . He is inexperienced and I don't think Xanders is a quality General Manager. Broncos should have went with a better personnel type, but for whatever reason chose to stay with someone less qualified.

It's early in the offseason, and we'll have to wait and see who they bring in as Head Coach. I'm not impressed by the list of coaches the Broncos are interviewing, my guess is that it will be Mularkey, but seems that the Broncos have their hearts set on Harbaugh, who will turn down the Broncos for the 49ers job.
You can chose to go this way but the truth is we have two options to pick from about a situation we have no way to know the outcome of. We can be skeptical or we can be expectant of good things coming. I'm gonna chose the later because it feels better than the other option.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:52 PM   #16
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Bowlen was down and out and had no decision but to bring him in for some help. Hopefully its for the best and we can finally move in the right dam direction
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I'm down with this. Elway knows what it takes to build a winner. He's seen it first hand.
Additionally, Elway was on hand (and screaming into the abyss) while the team was NOT getting it done as far as personnel goes. He knows what NOT to do as much as what TO do.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:03 PM   #18
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You can chose to go this way but the truth is we have two options to pick from about a situation we have no way to know the outcome of. We can be skeptical or we can be expectant of good things coming. I'm gonna chose the later because it feels better than the other option.
My heart says it's great to see Elway back, but my mind says this isn't going to work out. I think it's a lot to ask of Elway to just waltz on the job and things will turn around at the snap of his fingers. Hopefully Bronco fans will exercise more patience than they have had over the years, because this is going to be a tough job for an inexperienced Front Office. That includes Xanders who apparently has never been a real GM up until today and we're led to believe he didn't have anything to do with the last few years.
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My heart says it's great to see Elway back, but my mind says this isn't going to work out. I think it's a lot to ask of Elway to just waltz on the job and things will turn around at the snap of his fingers. Hopefully Bronco fans will exercise more patience than they have had over the years, because this is going to be a tough job for an inexperienced Front Office. That includes Xanders who apparently has never been a real GM up until today and we're led to believe he didn't have anything to do with the last few years.
I liked that John said several times that "He knew what he didn't know" and he intends to find good people to fill in the gaps for him. He did make everyone on his side of the football field better and those same qualities will be available to him going forward. We don't know all that much about Xanders but everything we hear about him is good. I am concerned about his backbone given the way Josh grabbed all the power from under his nose but Elway said he's getting his chance now.
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Elways job is pretty fuggen easy IMHO. If you've ever managed people (I have, thank you very little) then it's all about following up and holding people accountable. You have always be positive, always let people know you appreciate their skills and what they bring to the table, but you have to keep following up. That's all a manager does, follow up, follow up.

If you make it a point to follow up, beleive it or not, results WILL happen. You are just holding people accountable.

It ain't rocket science.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:33 PM   #23
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Actually, a good HC is really nothing more than the manager of the coaching staff. Of course, you have to be able to coach yourself, but what really matters is that you allow your staff to coach and then follow up with their progress.
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I think it's a lot to ask of Elway to just waltz on the job and things will turn around at the snap of his fingers.
That's hardly what's going on here. John has spent most of the last decade preparing for this role, and I think he's well aware that it's going to be a lot of work.
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