My fellow Bronco fans. I was here with you all weekend, enjoying the work of our esteemed administrators here on MHR when I began to notice something that bothered me. During the draft, flipping between ESPN and NFLNT, our Broncos were under constant attack.
BShrout posted a quote by Sam Wyche here that struck me as interesting. Particularly the part where he said:
"The new leadership in Denver has invited cynicism and now they have to prove that the new way is the right way."
I realized something after reading this. The way McD has gone about reshaping our team has put a target squarely on McD’s back. The MSM already hates the Cutler move, and now the talking heads have panned our draft and are bewildered by the strategy. (Except for a few astute observers) When things started to turn, I found myself being resistant as well. But after looking at the situation thouroughly I've decided to carry the POV that things are going to be fine. Obviously not everybody will see things the same way but what I ask of you is to give things a chance before we execute our coach. There are those that constantly disagree no matter what evidence is presented to them and no matter the lack of evidence they present their casses with.
This got me thinking about the general human condition. Why are people being so negative when we haven't even hit the field yet? Whenever something happens that changes the status quo there will always be those that refuse to accept it. He came into a situation that mirrors that of any QB we’ve had since Elway. It’s almost impossible to follow what Shanny did and there will be those who always hold the fact that he’s not Shanny against him. He will be challenged at every step. McD isn’t just another face, he’s a complete change. System, personality, ideology etc. He represents a generational change. The true end to an era. Kudos to him for having the stones to shake things up. I hope to God it works out. If he just came in here and let us continue on our mediocre path and didn’t really change anything he could have spared himself some criticism but he stayed true to what he believes and did things his way. I hope he’s successful because he deserves a legitimate shot.
Like it or not McD will have to battle the Cutler situation until he wins, or gets fired. I have listened to many posts and I have some cautious optimism that we will be fine, but we are alone on this. The MSM will constantly be circling waiting to pounce on every misstep. I've decided to defend my team. Maybe it's just me but I'm tired of getting bashed in the media. If they're not going to believe in us...It's time we do.