"I really have had no discussion with Jay or the agent. Mike was fired right after the season. At that point, there was no need to have a discussion with Jay. Now, actually, to be fair, I don't think I had that discussion. I don't recall it. I know I'm getting up there in age, and I am not sure of that discussion," Bowlen told NFL.com.
Above is a quote from the owner Pat Bowlen and it concerns me. Regardless of how the team did the year before I always had faith that management would make it work. If Bowlen had something to say, I was listening.
Now at 65 I don't think Mr. Bowlen is in the league of Al Davis in cognitive recollection challenges. I had always believed Denver conducted its business openly and frank. If there is a shift in that aspect of business, I'm going to be very disappointed and players should too.
I don't reside in Colorado. I can't even throw a rock and hit Colorado. In fact, I'd move to Colorado just to be close to the Broncos but this particular quote concerns me. I think of the Denver fanbase to be loyal, diehard fanatics with nothing but respect for their owner then team. He brought us Shanahan who brought Elway to his first, wait two championships. We had the most consistent offenses and the gall to bring talents like Champ Bailey via trade.
I just hope this is simply a phase where the owner has to do some unchateristic deeds to show support for his young coach. Please don't be like some hot executive who dumped his wife for a younger version...All of Denver would be heartbroken. Stand by this coach but rescind some of the control he has and have him earn them.
I've regressed. I'm not ripping the owner or management. I am disappointed and thats expected in times of change. What I am asking is this, "Mr. Bowlen what are your goals for this regime? What do you expect in the short term and what plans do we have to exceed mediocrity in the long term.
The face of the franchise is the Quarterback. The voice of the franchise is the Head Coach. The decisions that allow us to pass/fail are of the Owner. Let's save face by saying little and making it happen.