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Denver Broncos: Fan irritation replaces fervor

It’s no longer easy to discount all the problems with the Denver Broncos.

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Six times this year, I’ve had to come up with new ways to detail how the Denver Broncos screwed up to lose and why. What was to blame this week?

Who cares?!

I’m too exhausted from all the losing to convey “putrid” in text form yet again.

I can detail ill-timed, game costing penalties, of which there was another on Sunday. We can talk about balls that inexplicably bounce off receivers’ hands in key moments, of which there were again too many. How about discussing timeouts at the end of the game that could have preserved some clock to work with when the inevitable happened? Nah. Perhaps we should discuss asinine offensive plays that, at their core, never had any prayer of moving the sticks.

But what’s the point?

The fact of the matter is that this year’s Broncos are the perfect storm of terrible. Garret Bolles isn’t good, but that doesn’t matter because Joe Flacco holds the ball too long, but who cares because OC Scangarello can’t call plays to put him in position to succeed, but that doesn’t matter because Vic Fangio can’t manage the game in key moments, but that’s not the issue because John Elway can’t draft or sign a cohesive group of guys to call a team, but really the issue could be that Joe Ellis’ isn’t accountable to anything other than a mysterious trust, of which he’s a controlling trustee.

...but please tell us more about how the Broncos are endeavoring to uphold Pat Bowlen’s proud tradition of winning. If that were truly an over-riding principle driving the operations of the Denver Broncos, things would look vastly different than they do now.

The problems with Denver are many and, as fans, there’s nothing we can do but enjoy the ride as the Broncos explore both new and familiar ways to lose winnable football games.

Forget “death by inches,” this is death by bad football bludgeoning... and it’s still October.


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