OK, Broncos. Let’s talk.
This is no longer about you. Or W-L records. Or team morale. Or really anything about the game.
This is all about me now.
You need to stop losing because I’m tired of writing the “post-game loser” story.
It’s not just because it’s hard to see a depressed Von Miller at the podium.
It’s not just because the losing clichés are a million times worse than the winning ones.
It’s because Thanksgiving Day is over, and I’m feeling selfish.
I want to write a story about you winning. About how well the defense worked together to keep Melvin Gordon III from gaining more than three yards on ANY attempt.
About how Chris Harris Jr. got a pick-six while covering Mike Williams.
About how Von Miller sacked Philip Rivers three times, including a strip sack. Heck, maybe even for a score.
About how our quarterback - whoever he is on Sunday - completed 25 passes, two of them for touchdowns, one to a rookie tight end and another to a stud WR1. And none to a Charger.
About how the running game was established early and never let off the gas, that Phillip Lindsay rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns.
I really want to write a story about how the offensive line kept the QB clean - no sacks the entire game.
There are two I’s in WINNING, and those are both for me.
I can’t write another story where our coach says “we need to execute better” and then you say we just need to “find ways to win” and or the other team “had a good plan for us” and “just made plays.”
YOU need to have a good plan.
YOU need to make plays.
YOU need to find the way to win.
Because if you don’t win, then I’m the bad guy. I have to write the story with the PR-laden quotes and the terrible clichés and then get 50 comments about firing John Elway or getting rid of the coaching staff or - lord, help me - trading Von Miller.
Stop putting me in this terrible position. Win a game. Then win another one. Then win out because that’s the only way Broncos Country is going to stop thinking it knows everything about how to do it better.
[Between you and me, I get it. Winning “isn’t easy in this league.” Everyone “is good in the NFL.” blah, blah, blah. Trust me when I tell you that none of those work with this crowd. I’ve tried. They don’t care. They just want wins. OK, yes, there is the “lose-out-to-get-a-high-draft-pick” crowd, but they only want that if there’s a guarantee of a franchise QB in the mix, so we just have to ignore them because ... well, you know why.)
Let’s recap... it’s not about you, it’s about me. And I want a win. Because I want to write about winning. Winning is better than losing.
So figure it out and “find a way to win.”
Who wants a win on Sunday?
This poll is closed
So do I. :)
HA! That’s right. If you want a loss, you don’t get to vote.
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