Bronco fans now know the value of a long-term franchise quarterback. Not just a game manager but a playmaker that can read every aspect of the field. Lately, this reality has been demonstrated in full detail by the likes of Tom, Brady, Drew Brees, Alex Smith and freshly minted Carson Wentz.
Shanahan was so desperate for a franchise Quarterback after Elwood that he lost his mind. He would run 7-4 Plummer out of town and push RGIII into folding his knee for him. There is some poetic justice in the fact that Shanahan was never able to exploit Kirk Cousins who seems to be breaking into the franchise tag territory. Then again he is leaning on Chris Thompson.
It is clear that when Elwood picked up Peyton Manning, it would be the glue that held the post-McDaniels Broncos together. The variables of Cutler, Orton, and Tebow gave way to the Manning constant. Today, New England is benefiting from the Brady constant. Then again, the coaching is professional unlike the Bronco’s circus of inept young coaches. It seems that it was really not Kubiak’s fault as it was once thought. Manning had so elevated every Bronco team member that the bandaids were simply painted over.
We really cannot fault the Denver defense, after 100,000 miles of keeping the struggling offense on the field. Elwood’s pride and joy D-line has dropped a cylinder and the compression is running low on the farting dancer Von Miller. Then again, the coverage against the Patriots was at the level of a single A high school. The Orange Crush has mentally reduced themselves to political punkery and mental head games.
Meanwhile, Brock Osweiler seems to have added a spark to the offense. His pocket presence, scrambling, and communication with his offense is a great improvement over Trevor Siemian. Osweiler is willing to work the trenches, while Siemian seems to be too sensitive and is having a real problem dealing with Elwood’s complete coaching overhaul. The gold lining is that Siemian is learning every single minute, and this experience will serve him well down the line if he has the balls to pull his bootstraps up and limit the voices to his own tenacity and will to win. But then again, the ship may have sailed in Denver for Siemian. Elwood is looking for consistency. At this juncture, Elwood would settle for an 8 and 8 Osweiler over Siemian’s non-value adding meltdown. Dude suck it up!!!
Brock Osweiler is in it to win. Like the Germans during World War II who fought to simply stay in uniform as the guns blazed over Berlin, Osweiler is fighting to stay in Blue and Orange. No matter the reasons, and he ain’t a listening to nobody except his own will to fight and win.
Unlike Orton who was the bastard spawn of McDaniels, Denver Bronco fans actually like Siemian and pull for him.
Meanwhile, Siemian is watching how Osweiler interacts with the media and is mentally improving at every step of the way. Soon, he will put the fun back into the game and reduce the part of his brain that gives a shit about what anybody else thinks. I mean, Brees, Brady, and Rivers had the operation done in Tijuana.
Suck it up Siemian. Leadership is about inspiring the people around you during the depths of despair. You just have to put the shovel head a few inches below the turmoil and dig deeper. Smile dude!!!!! Smile!!!!! Wipe that ineptly sensitive smirk of grief and despair off your face when you are on the sidelines. Replace it with a confident smile, laughter, encouragement, and copious communication with your teammates and a pat on the back. Get it done…..It’s only a fucking game….
Lastly, Kim Christiansen is a babe!