They hated it, and still do.
There were some in Broncos Country and the media who were OK with the decision from John Elway and the organization, but it makes the seat in Denver even hotter for Joseph in 2018. Some think, rightly, that it’s just delaying the inevitable.
What I don't get: No matter who went to bat for VJ yesterday, huge portions of the team had prolonged stretches of bad, uninspired football. Even if he is THAT well-liked, why should we believe this changes?— Zach Fogg (@zachfoggsports) January 1, 2018
I think it sets an unhealthy precedent when in the NFL, players “liking” a coach who produced little to no results, aids in a decision for said coach to keep his job when he failed to do it when said Coach was headed towards the unemployment line.— Cody Roark (@CodyRoarkNFL) January 1, 2018
I'd have 1 question for anyone in the #broncos locker room making their case for Joseph, if you love the guy so much, why'd you give up so often? The team did it so many times against teams with no wins, away, & even at home.— Lisa (@liselm17) January 1, 2018
What's going to keep that from happening next year?
Let's look at Dove Valley pic.twitter.com/DxwXsXP064— Will "HW" Petersen (@PetersenWill) January 1, 2018
F*ck it. Let’s just keep Trev as our starter too since the players love him so much and 2018 can be one giant kum ba yah. We’ll probably be 4-12 but at least all the players are happy because nobody is holding them accountable. https://t.co/6Q1CQ9hFVt— John Welch (@TheJohnWelch) January 1, 2018
When the #Broncos lost this year, they lost big. By retaining VJ, Elway has staked his entire front office legacy & the #Broncos future on this decision. Best of luck on that. pic.twitter.com/ivG3Bv2xpP— Marc Moser (@RadioMoser) January 1, 2018
After spearheading the worst Broncos season of my lifetime, which is not hyperbole, Vance Joseph will be back for an encore performance in 2018. This makes no sense from a football standpoint, but it makes total sense from a financial one. So it goes at Dove Valley.— James Merilatt (@jamesmerilatt) January 1, 2018
At least when confirming that Joseph will return because of player pressure, Elway should declare winning from now on and competing for Super Bowls is not what the franchise is about anymore, being liked in the lockerroom is more important.— Khalid Alshami (@KhalidHAlshami) January 1, 2018
So if I understand this, your business is failing, but your employees like their Manager.— Captain Bronco (@CaptainBronco) January 1, 2018
The answer is just keep doin what your doin cause the employees promise it’s gonna be better.
Elway basically fires Fox after going 12-4, and Kubiak after 9-7, but keeps this mental midget after going 5-11.— ALLTHINGS18 (@ALLTHINGS18) January 1, 2018
There were some good tweets too
I was whining earlier but have to get behind him . Go Broncos— FirstDownDonte (@Firstdowndonte) January 1, 2018
I'm alright with #Broncos giving Vance Joseph another year to right the ship. Hopeful that VJ will learn from his rookie mistakes in 2018. His seat will definitely be hot all season.— Kyle Banks (@kylebanks) January 1, 2018
Give me a day to throw a tantrum then I'll be a good fan and support this decision. Thanks— Maris (@notraidergirl) January 1, 2018
Saw several reports throughout Sunday’s game that he was getting canned. Good to see him returning for an another opportunity https://t.co/SYrfHEWmIW— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) January 1, 2018
One thing is for sure... Elway has taken a mature, self responsible tact moving fwd, He’s saying this season was on him & the future will be as well. You may not like his decision, but he’s owning all of this and will have to fix it. QB is #1 priority. Here we go. #Broncos— Marc Moser (@RadioMoser) January 1, 2018
I know a large contingent of #Broncos fans are disappointed but give him one more shot.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) January 1, 2018
If it doesn't pan put you'll have the rest of your lives to tell Elway "I told you so."