It is time that Pat Bowlen and the Denver Broncos wake up and smell the coffee. After the humiliating defeat on Sunday to the lowly Arizona Cardinals, it is time that Eric Studesville stops trying to win football games and starts looking to the future. It amazes me that a football coach who is given the opportunity of a lifetime to lead an NFL football franchise would do what he thinks is the best thing to win football games on Sunday, rather than following the winds of public opinion. Doesn’t he realize that all of those days and hours spent in practices, meetings and film study doesn’t give him the kind of insight that my three hours of half-drunk football viewing and hours of perusing Mile High Report does on what is best for this team? I need a coach who will take time to read my Facebook posts on how depressed this pitiful season is making me, not someone who “prepares” to play football.
In that vein, Pat Bowlen needs to get fire Studesville and bring in an interim coach to replace the interim coach. This coach doesn’t need to know anything about football. He doesn’t have to be able to place two intelligible sentences together. He doesn’t have to have a single redeemable quality as long as he will start Tim Tebow. That is why I think Woody Paige is the man for the job. Woody Paige reads Woody Paige’s columns, (he may be the only one) so he know what it takes to get this franchise back on track. Furthermore the Denver Post readers, editors or staff would neither know nor care if Woody didn’t show up to write for the Denver paper for the next three weeks.
How could he miss as head coach of the Denver Broncos? Especially if he brought in knowledgeable people such as Mike Klis to call plays and Mark Kiszla to regurgitate the Orange Crush Defense. Studesville is selfishly only thinking about doing the best job he can and not about how he can make his successor successful next year. We need people who know how to please a fickly public, not win football games, so who better than Woody? He understands how to please an audience. Have you seen his work on “Around the Horn?”
Okay, time to pull my tongue out of my cheek. While I was not a big fan of Tebow in college, I am a huge Tebow fan now. I am also a big fan of Kyle Orton and every other member of the Denver Broncos active roster, practice squad and injured reserve list. I love the Denver Broncos! This is a tough season for every Broncos fan. Going through a search for a new head coach two years ago was new and exciting, while this go around is going to be neither new nor exciting.
I am skeptical that Studesville is the long term answer at head coach, and after the last two weeks, I am beginning to think that Kyle Orton isn’t the answer at quarterback. However, if Pat Bowlen asks someone to be head coach of the Denver Broncos on an interim basis or otherwise, I expect that person to make decisions based on what is needed to win the next football game.