Fans complaining about the coaches is a weekly tradition in Broncos Country.
Former players are usually a little more political with their critical tweets. Not Sunday.
Wide receiver Mark Jackson - one of the Denver Broncos' "Three Amigos," and the player who caught John Elway's game-tying touchdown pass on The Drive - was critical of Jack Del Rio after the Rams converted another 3rd and long in the 3rd quarter. Safety Nick Ferguson, who played for five seasons with the late-era Mike Shanahan-led Broncos, chimed in. Then safety Brian Dawkins called out the offensive playcalling late in the game.
Broncos alumni are often a lot like fans on Twitter during the game - frustrated during losses, and speaking their minds.
@NickFerguson_25 @MileHighReport @dbboosterclub Does Del Rio have a blitz package??— Mark Jackson (@MJax80) November 16, 2014
@MJax80 @MileHighReport @dbboosterclub Yeah! It's called #VonMiller and #DeMarcusWare #DENvsSTL— Nick Ferguson (@NickFerguson_25) November 16, 2014
(Ed: pretty sure that was all sarcasm.)
@NickFerguson_25 @MileHighReport @dbboosterclub CRAZY!! Giving Refs a chance to make a bad call or coverage to break down. #notgood— Mark Jackson (@MJax80) November 16, 2014
"@ClassActBroncos: @MJax80 @NickFerguson_25 @MileHighReport @dbboosterclub he left it in Jacksonville" #TheLaughFactory #DENvsSTL— Nick Ferguson (@NickFerguson_25) November 16, 2014
(Ed: Yup, it was all sarcasm.)
@dbboosterclub @NickFerguson_25 @MileHighReport Give me a break. Get Caldwell outta there— Mark Jackson (@MJax80) November 16, 2014
Then, on 4th and 4 midway through the 4th quarter, down 12, with the game pretty much on the line, Peyton Manning was sacked for a 12-yard loss.
@MileHighReport @dbboosterclub @NickFerguson_25 Rams have a blitz package— Mark Jackson (@MJax80) November 16, 2014
@MJax80 @MileHighReport @dbboosterclub wht did I say about #GregWilliams creating matchups #DENvsSTL #Broncos @MileHighSports— Nick Ferguson (@NickFerguson_25) November 16, 2014
Finally, here's Dawkins after another Manning offensive failure.
4th & one & u pass... That in it self tells me a lot!!— Brian Dawkins (@BrianDawkins) November 16, 2014
The consensus appears clear: Broncos coaches deserve a big piece of the blame after that 22-7 loss to St. Louis, and former players are letting them have it.