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.
(Ed: pretty sure that was all sarcasm.)
(Ed: Yup, it was all sarcasm.)
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.
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.