Every Monday morning I find myself slumped over my keyboard trying to come up with new reasons why the Denver Broncos have been so putrid. I’ve called out the assistant coaches, the players, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that ‘embracing the tank’ isn’t really a choice, but rather a coming to terms with the disaster that takes the field in orange and blue each week. Frankly, there’s little more I can do.
Rather than rehash boring old story lines for why we are losing, let’s instead look at how the fans feel. Before the Denver game against the Miami Dolphins was even over, #fireVanceJoseph was already a thing on twitter.
I would totally believe that but even the Browns scored more points than we did today. And we seem to be the good luck charm for teams to break losing streaks. We are laughable less than 2 years after a SB win. #FireVanceJoseph— Jennifer Pierson (@jenniferpierson) December 4, 2017
I’m so happy that this hashtag exists: #FireVanceJoseph NOW!— jennpurtweet (@jennpurtweet) December 3, 2017
Better question is did he get on the plane and if so have they gotten to cruising altitude and thrown his ass out the plane yet.... #FireVanceJoseph— The REAL Kyle Graff (@KyGr81) December 4, 2017
The team was woefully underprepared today. VJ looked like a deer in the headlights. Absolutely abysmal performance from an awful coach. #FireVanceJoseph— Woodsy P (@WoodsJP2) December 4, 2017
#Broncos have beat the Broncos 8 weeks in a row. It’s not about talent, it’s about not having a decent QB and a moron for a head coach. Attitude reflects leadership. #FireVanceJoseph— Carol G (@tototoo82) December 3, 2017
@Broncos This team, and coaching staff is a bunch of clowns....Take some ownership of this disaster......#BroncosCountry #FireVanceJoseph pic.twitter.com/twZ0QyJbVn— brett marquardt (@brettmarquardt) December 3, 2017
@Broncos Do you FINALLY GET IT? VANCE JOSEPH CAN'T COACH WORTH A DAMN IN THE NFL! OVERMATCHED AND UNPREPARED #FIREVANCEJOSEPH #FIREVANCEJOSEPH #FIREVANCEJOSEPH #FIREVANCEJOSEPH #FIREVANCEJOSEPH #FIREVANCEJOSEPH— Michelle Nastasis (@MNastasis) December 4, 2017
Personally, I don’t see how any head coach could recover from such an abominable showing. This all-time awful season has all the potential of becoming the grand daddy baddy. Come on Elway, do Joseph a favor and clip him before that becomes his legacy... and yours.
In fact, don’t just clip him. I want you to go into Joseph’s office, grab all of Vance’s crap, and dump it all out on the on the lawn outside Dove Valley. When Vance goes to retrieve it, you should dart out of the shadows to lock the door tightly and draw the blinds.
Let the healing begin now.
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