Have you ever walked into a restaurant that proudly displays awards they won in the early 2000’s or earlier?
Best burrito 2006.
That’s what the Denver Broncos have become. It’s time for the organization, fans, and the rest to come to terms with the fact that the Pat Bowlen era is over. The expectations of chest-pounding winning are over. The Denver Broncos have been an awful football team for half a decade and it’s time to stop pretending they’re anything different than that. Think I’m being too harsh?
You are what your record says you are.
Old sports writers talk about the history of Denver battling misconceptions. Drink if you’ve ever heard Woody Paige reference Denver as a dusty old cow town. There was a time when such talk was the motivating factor for players and fans, but those days over. The secret is out that Denver is actually a pretty awesome place to live and the wearing of chaps remains optional. Since 1973, the Denver Broncos have enjoyed damn near unparalleled success. Super Bowls, hall of famers, AFC Championships, and winning streaks that have been the envy of the NFL.
Envy has given way to whatever punchline these Broncos have become.
It’s time for Denver to turn the page on what was. Love the past. Enjoy what was. But, for the Broncos to move forward, it’s time to everyone to realistically asses what they legitimately are in this very moment—an underperforming team that has something to prove.
Let’s stop heralding accomplishments of what once was as present day evidence and turn focus to a mentality of showing the NFL that the Denver Broncos are, like in the 1970’s and beyond, a team that has something to prove to the rest of the NFL.
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