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The Broncos players are saying the right things, but at some point the locker room needs leadership

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The main Broncos site is focusing on the positives: 1,000 yard receiving by Courtland Sutton, guys making the pro bowl, and holiday parties.

But there are players in the locker room that aren’t losers and they don’t like losing. That’s the talk of the town and the focus of the questions we’re hearing in the press conferences right now.

But lets set the sound bytes aside for a moment.

I’m glad you Broncos players are frustrated.

I’m stoked to know that you care and that you don’t like to lose.

It is good that you want to finish the season strong.

But let me point out something that you may be missing while you wonder what could have been or should have been. This team lacks accountability and leadership. This extends to the coaching staff too.

I feel like we have talented players.

I feel like we have talented coaches.

But now, one, two, or both of those areas need to take a strong step forward in the arena of leadership. This season needs to be just the rebuilding step that this team is taking toward getting things right.

Vic Fangio and Rich Scangarello have introduced you to their systems. Their stints as first time head coach and offensive coordinator are now over.

The injuries this team has had hit were many and they were in every area we couldn’t afford injuries due to lack of depth.

All these excuses are about to be over though.

Change needs to come to the Denver Bronco locker room. Peyton Manning isn’t here anymore to call people out and hold them accountable. Those are big shoes to fill and I don’t see any one person on this team with feet big enough to fill them...it may take a tribe. Step up and start demanding more of each other next season. Be willing to make other players uncomfortable by holding them accountable.

Broncos Country is frustrated by losing too.

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