35 Burst results for "John Elway"
Embrace Non Sequiturs and Digressions
"Talk about digressions because I think it's key to good podcasting. Yesterday, again, I have recency bias. So what I heard yesterday, Nathan goes into the Cheetos and the one year old eating the Cheetos. And you say, I could watch a 90 minute movie of the first time you eat Cheetos. She knows are very known on the part of the orange food group, which we consider indispensable to life. And that includes everything that's got orange in it. And I thought, okay, that was a very good digression. And you stopped it after about two minutes, which was about right. Do you have an egg timer like Ben Scalia, the three minute egg timer for give the score of the game? I think I have an egg timer in my head, which is trial and error, right? That you don't want to go, I think you have it exactly right. You can't be afraid of non sequiturs. I think non sequiturs are an important part of Buckeye talk, but man, you better know when to stop. And to stop right, like retire early, right? John Elway, go out on top. Don't hang around. Leave them wanting more. So I think a couple quick non sequiturs in the course of a podcast is great. A 11 minute and 11 minute non sequitur in the middle of a podcast is not as good. So I do think you just have to be a what you really have to be aware at all times. I don't want to plan. I don't want to overplay on the podcast, but you have to be aware at all times. Maybe you don't have to put the directions in your iPhone, but man, when you're out on the road, you've got to be looking in your mirror constantly. So I feel like I'm looking in the mirrors, but then sometimes I'm a back road guy, Hugh, my wife doesn't like it, but I want to go on the back roads. I want to get lost out in the Woods sometimes. I don't want to take the straightest path from a to B but you don't want to get lost for three hours. So I think that's how I podcast as well. Does misses la Marie's love sports or does she know that that's your job and you're calling in your career? No, she knows because she's downstairs and I'm on the second floor and she gets about 86% of what I podcast through the door. So I'll be like, oh yeah, I was talking about this and she's like, I know. I heard it. So yeah, when you're in the same house as the podcaster, you know exactly what's up.
"john elway" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"We talked about how It depends on who I think you talked to at times because the thing is is is it's not 100% support behind locked right now because he hasn't earned that, like the the fact remains that there are gonna be people in that building right now. They're a little unsure The fact that they're even out there looking even if they're not aggressive looking. The fact that they're even out there looking or are calling about prices on things tells you that it's not 100% support, but that doesn't mean he can't earn. It doesn't mean he won't even have the job in the End. The Broncos have to do their due diligence and drew lock has to just kind of keep his nose down and keep working because there's nothing else you can do right again. This is another ver Bage issue that I have. Broncos or not looking to move on from Drew lock. If a situation with a vast improvement presented itself they would look into that, but they are not actively looking to move on that That's that's the difference between you know what they're saying to parse the words here because it's just it's just not accurate. If Shawn Watson were to become available, yes, the Broncos and 25 other teams in the NFL would all make a phone call. Dog like like he'd have to be an idiot, not to, you know, but I know something's going on there behind the scenes. I talked to people that Shawn works out with. I talked them regularly. Um and I know some things behind the scene there. The Houston Texans. There are serious like these people who think that they're not playing that they're not being serious about not trading like they're dead serious about it and you know they they think that he's going to be the quarterback or on their roster. This coming season one way or the other, Whether he's sitting home that collecting checks or whatever that's Houston's position right now. I was talking to our guy, Andrew Mason today. We're gonna have him on the program tomorrow night and I was talking to him about George Payton. And he said one of the things as he did made some calls, and I actually kind of Got the same sense from people up in Minnesota. But he got the sense that what George Payton brings to the Broncos, in large part is a guy that works all the angles and has a lot of contingencies. You sound like the opposite of that. John Elway. Yeah. John Elway's not a guy necessarily that works all the contingencies. I'm not saying he didn't think about them and then almost saying that he had people working on those. There is one holy John Elway with the No. Plan B shooting from the hip. The old gun slinger. First page is not like that just does not operate like that, and experience has taught him that's not the way to operate when he was in Minnesota with, you know, with the Tay Bridge water Injury fiasco. Then Sam Bradford that he has hurt in case Keenum and you know he was He was there for all that. So think Broncos fans need to get used to the idea that the Broncos are actually going to be fishing in a lot of ponds. They're gonna be released looking at the ponds before they actually dropped line or anything like that, But they're going to be Looking. They're going to be interested. They're going to be doing their due diligence and these reports are gonna get out because people are always looking for which teams are fishing and which teams have shown interest. So you know, just the fact that the Carson Wednesday, right? They're not interested in Carson. They are not interested in cars to make a call. First night of the price is really dead. Then they hung up the phone when they found out the price, right, so literally did not make it off, right. But this thing is like Don't know, even over used to that. Like how How often do we do even hear about those kinds of when you're thirsty for a quarterback? I think you glom onto every report like this. This is what I'm trying to get her to tell you guys about the Burbage. You know, responsible General managers call about everybody, whether you're interested or not, this me This isn't me throwing John Elway into the Plus. I'm just saying, like this is how he operated things like I would be mad. George Payton. If he hasn't called Mike Glennon is agent just to get the just to know so that you know what? Everything costs. You want to know the sticker price on everything in the store, right? So I would be mad. I would be matter if they signed Mike Glennon. But I want my general manager to know what it costs in an emergency situation. Where John Elway often went, I wouldn't say tunnel vision, but it kind of feels a little bit like that, as he's like. This is where we're going last year. We're gonna get this lock was the guy that was the direction they were going. Whatever quarterback they brought in was not too meant to challenge it was. We're all Andrew luck. You're before they brought in Joe Flacco. That's the guy. Yeah, we're gonna draft your lock in the second round his developmental guy or all in on Joe Flacco. We think he can still win with us Your before his case came in, they don't bring in any competition for case Keenum. It was all about case. All right, and all about that. They're still Yeah, they're still hoping, of course, that you know Paxton was going to do something. And I mean, there were years there where they had some versions of hedges. But you think about that position largely. Not a lot of hedges, not not really a lot of multiple angles that the Broncos could go. This year's gonna be different, like like one way or another experiences taught this organization and I think experience with George Payton has taught him that you can't put all those eggs in one basket now what the hedge looks like It's different things. And I saw some of the debates you were getting into with people about whether the drafted quarterback could be the hedge or whether again, you know. I think that in rap poor brought it up with Cody Roarke. He brought up like Marcus, Mario and Jacoby Percent guys that you'd have to actually put some intention behind to go get so it they're not just out there like the mike Glennon of the world, you know, like you have to, actually, like be involved in a bidding war with other teams, potentially, or maybe even make a trade for what is considered a backup quarterback. And I still think I put out the names. I stand by those names. I think that they're they're looking for somebody who has Has some starting experience. That's what they're looking for someone and we're going to run it back, if you like, can't win the job well, and this guy will guide us through to a high draft pick and we'll have the animal to be able to do that. Or we can chase Dak Prescott or Matt Ryan on the market next year. It's not like there aren't gonna be quarterbacks available next. You see, people are still thirsty for this thing that they just they refused. They've got tunnel vision. They're all keeping onto Shawn Watson, who isn't even available. And they're not looking at the bigger picture The Broncos can use those first round draft picks. They can use that pig to either trade back and build the war chest. Or they can fill another hole that this team has. And it has other holes. The only thing I thought when the report from Michael Lombardi came out was well, it couldn't be a trade. Or a name one of the premier names because that would have that would have made headlines around the league from other people, right? We would have heard about this right if the Broncos almost executed trade. What if they're almost executed to trade for a backup? What if they almost executed to trade for a hedge?.
"john elway" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Slide it him a little bit. He had a couple of good years. In Houston leading up to His leading up to signing with Jacksonville. But then he started on a decline in Jacksonville. I said, You always have to be weary of these guys who perform very well leading up to their contract year, And I think you have to do it a little bit with Justine Simons. Now I think you've seen enough improvement year over year. And he's playing at a high enough level. That you could say. All right? Is it a little bit contract year? Maybe. But I still think Justine Simons at the safety position. Is very good. Maybe you just can't expect him to play at that exact level with a J boy. A. It was like They came out of nowhere. But he was kind of meddling, and then he blew up. Where's with Justine Simons? We've seen a steady Increase in his Production in his ability. I don't know. You just You have to be wary of them so And there's a reason why the Broncos got a J Boy A and general Casey. For middle late round picks. The teams. Like Jacksonville, Okay, they were just selling everybody off their tanking. They were trying to get Trevor Laurence, which they ended up getting so good for them. They're just trying to shed payroll. Get as many draft picks is possible. Like with the General Casey. The times if they thought You know, he could really help them. They would have kept him. I mean, the Titans were team coming off of NFC Championship. I know they had other pieces of business to do, but I said at the time when the Broncos got him, I think this is John Elway, trying to Think outside the box. The Broncos are no longer free agent destination, guys or not. Looking at Denver is one of the top places they want to sign. And that just comes with Not winning a lot and also not having a franchise quarterback Those air And those two things go hand in hand. But the Broncos just aren't an attractive destination. So when that's the case, general managers have got to get a little creative. And I thought John Elway Was being very smart when he said, You know what These two guys in the past have been good. All we're taking on is their salary. It's not like we're giving up. You know, first or second round picks for these guys. Let's take the chance. I thought it was good move, but it was they were moves that had a high probability of not working out. Now, General Casey, he got hurt. A J boy was banged up. We saw more of a J. Boy age. A boy. I had more of a chance. To show that he was getting back to the form. That he was late in his time in Houston. You just never did. General Casey, We never really got to see him. So maybe it's a little unfair about Juro Casey. But it's it's The problem is These get taken carried away when it comes to the Broncos. They landed name and it's like, Oh, this guy's the difference maker is If they were a difference maker. I don't know that the Broncos could have gotten them for what they did. Even if those teams were motivated to move on from them, they would have had better offers. Especially with a guy like General Casey. So I'm not surprised. That a J boy Wasn't able.
"john elway" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"You know, you write down and capital you know, you play the majority your career down there and who pulled down there, man that will be perfect man, and he's sure came to pass and You know, it couldn't happen to a greater guy. That's nice. You guys got the like the click. You know what kind of the inside group there you guys could do like inside joke. Another great. I hope to be a part of it inside joke. Some days. You're so ridiculous. What do you come out? All right. No, no about I'm making pop culture references. Just for me. Ben is weird. I wanted to ask you about your guy Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl number seven. And I mean, listen, by the way, Stevens were doing all these film breakdowns. If you find 1/6 round quarterback that you think will fit for the Broncos, By all means, you know, let us know If there's a guy out there that can have the same kind of career path. I think they would help the Broncos out what I hear the hate coming out, man you get you think it's easy, E. I was ready for Tampa Bay. I was rooting for shack Bear and I was rooting for my guys. Mason and James, go is so who do you better? You know, I had to buy that. Let's just put it that way. I see. Yeah, I bet. Okay, see, but that doesn't really matter. If you were really sound like until you feel about a question us. Hmm. What's important? What's important here? Is that your guy, Tom Brady one another championship. What did you think about right now? Mm. That one. Not two. Not just go DJ calendar on me. I think he did. Oh, my goodness Missing there was him screaming DJ Kallen down. All right, Steve, tell me about your before we lose this thing. What? What did you think about the Super Bowl man? You know what? It was really a great game. Uh, a great defense of game, especially by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Um Yes, they couldn't get anything going and I've seen this play out and I was telling you while we're watching the game with here, that it kind of reminded me of wind We were in the Super Bowl operas you get Green Bay Packers, Nobody gave wasn't chance. Yeah, like my life the same way they think they have it down there. You know, nobody's given the greatest quarterback. To play this game. I thought of my quarterback John Elway. Uh, The greatest quarterback to play the game. Nobody's giving him cracking. You do that. I can use that, like he's not on the field. Right? You say it all. The most important decision on the field is the quarterback. And you got the greatest one out there. What you thought was my home. Well in fairness. In fairness, Patrick Mahomes has done some pretty special things. He did some special things in that game, but just didn't quite work out. He's awesome, but he hasn't made it to Tom Brady status. Shit, man. You saw one of my line man. He looked like a little kid man he was given but work. So that brings me to a very important question. Something that I posed by tonight. We're doing this again. Didn't he brought it up? He brought it up. All right, Steve. So this is the deal. So I I put out there The fact that we've had examples in recent memory Cam Newton was the one that I brought up. We've had examples in recent memory off quarterbacks taking a step back. After a tough Super Bowl loss, especially against an elite defense more pressures than any other quarterback in the history of the NFL. And listen. It was a tough day at the office for Patrick Mahomes. I said it wouldn't surprise me if Patrick Mahomes had a bit bit of Ah, ah little bit of a known us step back. Seems kind of strong. Maybe a little bit of a hangover after this. What do you think? Well, it's possible. They had him Officer Lyman that were her correct. Yes. In fact, they started Mike Rivers known Super Bowl liability at right tackle. Yeah. No, I mean I'm a realist too Well, you know possible homes. I've seen him play all year, So he's probably best quarterback in the game right now. But all the time. Tom Brady is the best. And you know Canon City they had They had some issues, man. They couldn't get going offensively of the amazing defensive game plan, Andre That's what happens when everything works out right for you, you know? And I I could imagine that Tom Brady gonna greatest quarter dead greatest quarterback ever with sudden these guys, they look, man, all the pressures on them. We don't have any pressure. Nobody's picking up the win. Well, I'm not gonna be anybody but Majority. The people were stating the case. Any team coming in and just blow out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers and I've been in a locked room. They were like, man. Hey, we're gonna destroy these guys that got him that much more height. And they get set up, man and again at office of line. They had some issues there. On my home didn't have the time that he normally have and go ahead. And, uh, you know, but right is trying to float this theory that Holmes is going to have some kind of Cam Newton like fall off after the Super Bowl because he lost wayward boys. I thought we were We were side by side. There..
Why 10 Super Bowl Appearances Won't Satisfy Tom Brady
"Hey thanks for joining me man. Good to be here. Seth wicker sham is a senior writer at espn and he's covered. Tom brady since his rookie year in the nfl. Words with you. Seth you are. Espn's resident. tom. Brady you've been covering brady for nearly twenty years. I believe at this point. You're the first person to report. That brady was looking for a way out of new england back when that was on thinkable and honestly kind of dangerous to suggest in the boston area. But your piece out. Today ahead of. Tom brady's tenth super bowl in tampa bay with the buccaneers. It actually begins a decade ago back in new england. What happened a couple years ago. I was in tom. Brady's house and we were in his living room and he was telling a funny story about bill belichick. It was a saturday morning meeting before a game against new york. Jets and bella. Check was watching film of mark sanchez. Running out of the pocket rolling to his right players it is heels and he had a wide open receiver about sixty yards downfield on the opposite hash. So that's an almost impossible. Throw to attempt. I mean few quarterbacks ever would try that throw even fewer would complete it and the way that brady told it to me. That ballot check was just watching the play unfold and he was like just throw it. He's wide open. Why isn't sanchez. Throwing the ball and brady's little thought bubble was hilarious because he was thinking. I would never even attempt that throw. Do you have any idea how i would look in. Tried to throw that ball. And meanwhile checks just like can't get even more open. He can't get more open. Just throw it in. The way that brady explained to me later was very interesting because he said i see each play within my limits at the time. I didn't really see the significance in that statement. But when you watch. Tom brady now aged forty three years old and the entire sporting world asking how. He's done it how he's been able to get another team to the super bowl. I looked back at that statement. And i found a lot of answers in it was brady frustrated with ballot check. Invalid check suggested as much. I wanna get deeper into. Brady's thought bubble there. I think he thought it was hilarious. He he saw it as a defensive coach who had no bearing on the reality of how difficulties throw that ball. He wasn't frustrated with ballot check. He was like a little amazed that bella check thought that that type of pass would be so easy i mean. That's that's a john elway throw. That's josh allen throw mahomes through. There's very few people who could ever even try that and here. Ballot check was talking about mark sanchez. Saying he's not going to get more open than that. Just throw the ball. As kind of an indictment on the quarterback where brady saw it as you know something that was hard to believe. Couldn't believe that that his coach thought that a throw like that with that easy. And when you look at tom brady look at the arc of his career. He's someone who's kind of always understood his limits and by understanding them so well he's found a way to transcend them so those limits that he has this keen understanding of and that being this superpower. It is something that we can. Plainly see in contrast to josh allen and john elway and patrick mahomes and lamar jackson. These absurd physical talents. And that's been clear set ever since we saw brady with shirt off to be honest at the combine in two thousand but because he is also the greatest of all time without real serious dispute at this point playing more super bowls than anyone ever by far at to ask if you fully buy his explanation that that superpower is in fact and understanding of his own limitations. At first i didn't. And i remember. I was once in his house in two thousand thirteen back when we thought he was getting old. 'cause he was going to be thirty seven when the season started. And you know he can't play forever and he said something really interesting. He said there's nothing that will be able to replace football. And hopefully it gets to appoint where there is when i retire in nine ten years and he said it so offhandedly and so smooth that it was it went right over my head. It was a shot across the bow. Here was a declaration to play until he was aged forty five and he someone who has made a mockery of conventional wisdom. And so i thought there is no way when he said that that he was someone who learned how to play football within the scope of his own limitations. But as you watch him play you actually see it on the field. And i think that it helps define him as a football player because he can't do what aaron rodgers does. He can't do it. Patrick mahomes does these sort of amazing acrobatic throws but what he can do and what he's always been able to do is pick apart a defense and bleed teams to death. And i think that that's what he was getting at when he talks about playing within his own limits because he's so deadly an accurate when he throws short.
"john elway" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"Is yours. All right. Here we go. So your first question As we've mentioned, Tom Brady has made more Super Bowl appearances than not only any quarterback ever. But any player ever. Which quarterback has had the second most Super Bowl appearances of all time, But just behind Tom Brady? Is it a Peyton Manning Be Joe Montana or C? John Elway? Let's go. Peyton Manning Incorrect. It was John Elway. Actually, That's what I was thinking. It made man hating, made three Super Bowls. One, too lost to the Saints and one of them jail. Joe Montana made four Super Bowls, won all four John Elway went to five Super Bowls, lost his first three appearances and then won his last two. Okay. All right, well, that Z. Okay, though, Cause you still got two questions left here and a lifeline. So here we go. All right. Which of these cities has never hosted a Super Bowl? Is it a Tampa Be Chicago or C, Houston about lifeline? All right, I'm gonna go with Chicago. Gonna go with B. Are you your bill look good With Bill That's correct. Chicago has never hosted a Super Bowl. Tampa has hosted several Houston I believe his hosted two Super Bowls. Tampa's hosting the one right now they're hosting the one that's coming up here and give it to the limit. Right? Right. All right. Well, here you go down to the last question all on you now, Mike. No pressure. No pressure, which Which of these artists has never performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl before Mill main. It's not an option on the Question on the seat of all right. So which of the following is never performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl a Billy Joel be Luke Bryan or see Celine Dion Elaine Beyond You Got it. Say you know why? I do not know what Celine Dion is a Canadian citizen. Ah, I've forgot about that American related. I wasn't big Celine Dion listeners. I didn't remember that She was Canadian Titanic. Well, yeah, I know from the Titanic, but I didn't. I'm not Don't know the rest of her work. Great voice. Great boys. All right, well, whatever, anyway..
"john elway" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"From the 30356 for the Detroit coach. Clip was freaking awesome. I needed that. Yeah, from the three or 3947 Talk about Gary Kubiak and Philip Rivers Retiring. Thanks. Yes, all day yesterday. Koop's is gonna retire from the NFL. You think it's because he's not feeling great? Are that he's just I don't know. I'm not. I have not have not talked to him in quite a while. He's only 59 seems a little young. True. True he was retiring before right. They could. Then he retired because of what you said. When we collapsed on the sideline and That he went back. He was the play caller for the Vikings. I find it unless there's something else and again. This is pure speculation on my part, but I find it hard to believe unless he's got something physically going on that if 59 Gary Kubiak is done With football at some level I I just think that's hard for me to buy into Yeah, it's very demanding job. So Yeah, being a coach in the NFL, and do you believe he'll be in the ring of Fame? Super Bowl winning coach. Long time back up here, much beloved. Back up to John Elway. Um gosh, That is a really good question. I had not thought about that at all. I would think he'll get consideration. I would think to. I mean, I'm on the committee. Have to, you know, look at the entire body of work. You mean he's been involved in some of the bigger some of the biggest moments in Broncos history? S Oh, yeah, I think he would get. I think you get a lot of consideration for the ring of fame. So he was backup quarterback in all of those Super bowls that they lost with John Elway. Nine years. He was put back up quarterback, and then he was, I believe the offensive coordinator In the ones they won without. That is correct. So, yeah, I would think that's a pretty good resume right there. In Broncos history. Well, he mean, he wouldn't get in on the back of quarterback argument that would not be sufficient to get into the ring fame, but it does speak to his longevity. On importance in the organization. I don't think he'd get in. On the offensive coordinator for the two Super Bowl wins Super Bowl 32 33. In and of itself. But then he was the head coach of the team that won Super Bowl 50. So when you compile all of that together I think it's I think it's worth having the discussion. We call that body of work, Dave, his body of work nicely done. When you look at it all. I think he would. He's in the discussion. That's a good way to put it. Good dude, too. Yep. They're evidently has been a crash and I 25 near Loveland. We have no details on that. Let's see if we can find out more with somebody that texted us about that asking will. It was saying that was taking five hours to clean it up it Zob Vesely, a big crash, but we don't know. Too many of the details about that in a texture, asking if we're going to talk about Hank here, and we did at the top of the show. We are aware that he passed away at 86 Yeah, Hall of Fame legendary baseball player. They just showed that clip. On ESPN and hear of him circling the bases, and it was two guys. That were kind of chased him down right about between shortstop and third base. They weren't chasing him down to a cost him. They just wanted to celebrate with him, But But you couldn't mean that just speaks to the different time that That happened, right? You couldn't do that mean you holy cow. You know, Security's a lot on rightfully so a lot higher these days. It was dangerous, just jump out of the stands and say We're going to go try to round the bases with Hammer and Hank and that was the era when people which streak games, naked guys would jump on the field run across the field. I don't know. Seven. It just would run and jump out of the stands. Come out of the stand naked. Yeah, was the thing was a surprise you somebody would go naked down the street? No, not at all, because I've never had that before. That seems disgusting that anyone would ever do that. Anybody can depends on who it is. But why would anybody G not something that Rick and I would consider doing it for obvious reasons. I don't think anybody really needs to see us. Nobody would want to see that. Nobody wants that. Nobody needs that. Nobody wants to see Nobody's asking for that. Streaking. What depends on what man I'm speaking strictly of you and me. I think you could say that about 99% of the men. Oh, I think there's some men that the be a lot of people that would say Hell, yes, Yeah, There's a few out there. Female and male. Yeah, but women. It was the guy that play Who's the big? What's that dude's name? George Clooney. Don't think I think George is you know George is an attractive guy for sure. But I think he's past his prime in terms of streaking naked now the rock You know, he might be.
"john elway" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"As a small decision because those John Elway's not worried about Big decisions. Here's And then you look That's what a president football operations does again. Getting back to the The point of John Elway has a position than in other organizations means you are the one making all the decisions. He's allowed to make all the decisions. I have no problem with that logic. It's just that we're being told that George Payton is coming in, and he's going to be able to have full roster controlling everything. And I just don't believe it. Not in the first year. Ryan Texan who leaves the Broncos first John Elway or drew lock. John Elway. I think John Elway does. Cause I don't think John Elway leaves until the Broncos quarterback situation is secured and by and and he would hope that it's secured by Drew lock. And and look unless the Texans are asking for Drew locked back in a trade for John Watson. I don't see What motivation there is ah, for any team to take on Drew walk. Um So John Elway. I would say John Elway. Um, from the several nine it Why would Peyton who is up and coming GM take a position with Denver and not make the final call. If he is that week, they're doomed. But I don't think he takes that job if you don't make Get to make the final call. At six years. FY Lynch and Shani got six year deals, too. Have to look into that because one of the Broncos information people said that George Peyton's deal is the longest since loose, Eben. Are we? Are you sure that lynched it, But it doesn't matter. The point is that it's a significant Very rare in significant show. Of faith and commitment that the Broncos with the With the wings of the deal that gave George pain. Whether that information I'm going off of the Broncos own internal information people on that. Like I said, I don't think George Payton is weak. Don't think I think he looks at this Broncos team. And says This is a great opportunity to get a proud franchise back to where they are accustomed to being. Will be a hero. And a deity in Denver. If I deliver this city a championship And I get Five years after John Elway steps away. To be the ultimate decision maker. So if your general manager weigh the cost benefit here. They're saying those signed me up for six years. Doesn't mean I won't get fired before then, but at least they're going to pay me for six years or whatever they're making. It's not. Ah, one year prove it deal. Okay, So I got a six year deal. The first year of which I'm gonna have John Elway with me and some days that's going to be a blessing. And I'm going to be able Tomo as the sounding board. But some days it's going to be a little bit difficult. Because I know he's going to want to have a say, and he's going to give his opinions nonstop on quote unquote big decisions, So it's nothing to do with George painting being weak. He's looking at, like, look it and I think that it's not Coincidental. That they're giving him such a long deal because either wanted to things and maybe both either one. He wasn't going to take the job unless he got that long of a commitment. From the standpoint of Yeah. I'm gonna have John Elway breathing down my neck for a year. You're gonna have to sign me up for a little bit longer, or he looks at it like I like the idea of working with the Broncos, but there are better off teams out there. Better jobs out there. And, as John Elway said, today, this is and I believe we played the clip in the last segment. This is a guy who has had multiple opportunities to leave Minnesota. This guy has proven to be very picky with where he goes. Okay, so if he looks at it and says I white Denver Don't love it. Right? I don't love the whole situation. I don't like the uncertainty a quarterback. I don't love being under John Elway for a year. I don't love this. I don't love that. Whatever the case may be And then the Broncos said Okay, well, here's six years. Here's a huge commitment and he goes, okay. Now I love it. So I am in no way shape or form trying to disparage George Payton. I think he's a good addition. But I think we have one year in 2021, where the the lines of The the organizational flow chart are going to be a little bit blurred. And I so I'm just preparing you. As Broncos fans. Maybe this isn't the overnight turn around that you hope it would be. Because I don't know how many huge decisions George Payton is going to be able to make with John Elway just down the hall. Doesn't mean they don't have a bright future. Two years from now, three years from now, five years from now. What is this idea? That John always gonna be this hands off. I just don't believe it. So if you Are a fan of John Elway. And you think he's got the Broncos going the right direction. Then this is gonna be great. Because now you just get another really smart football person in there. But for the people who say that John Elway Has Been Not single handedly, but most responsible for the decline of the Denver Broncos after Super Bowl 50. Then you're not thrilled about this arrangement in 2021 2021. Excuse me. Albert John Elway has relieved himself with the following any blame for baggy M decisions going forward. He now has a scapegoat..
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"Then 11 twice. That's insane. It's crazy when he had 1 48 touchdowns, three picks this year. Five picks. Five No. Six hit six. And only one game. I think two games in his career has ever thrown three picks in the game, and one of them was this year against Tampa. Lt may happen to be black. How good that guy is. It's they do stuff. You're like, Wait a minute. My reading that right saying with LeBron James, you read something like there's no way that's possible. And yeah, it is. E mean, That's why if they can run the ball the way that they ran it Against the ramps or one Super Bowl. He's nine close, and that's what do you do? We stopped the box, he says, and they have three running backs now three in Eric Jones, Jamal Williams, Dylan, I think he just got hurt, but he's he runs he runs with bad intentions when they talk about come with bad intentions. Oh, yeah, And he's a third one college that will stop the Packers is the Packers. Yeah. It's it's the defense's seemed the defense to me is good, but not great. Yeah, I mean, it's better in the chief's defense. Yes. It's better the Tampa Bay defense and probably better than the Buffalo defense may be on par with the Buffalo. I'd say it's on par, they can rush the quarterback. I think they rush the quarterback better than Buffalo does, but they're but bubbles back in his bad Buffalo secondary. Is there definitely metal. The four teams remaining. Buffalo has the best secondary yes, of the four remaining. I think it's close. It's not. It's not. It's not close. I mean, they're back in is outstanding. Um, but The Packers. This packers seems reminds me of the team that the Broncos when they won against the Packers and the Falcons back to back John Elway was still John Elway. Terrell Davis was I run the ball like crazy. We've got receivers that are. The funny thing is is Aaron Jones by himself, Agent Dylan by himself, Jamal Williams by himself, not Terrell Davis, the three of them together, Colonel Davis, and it's the same offense. It's the same running scheme. It's everything. It's all the same, and you have a defense that like you said. They're not great. They're good, but they're made to look better. Because the offense is putting so much pressure doesn't show you have bad. Mike McCarthy is his head coach. And why the hell with the Cowboys hire him? Made man. You know Jerry Jones about splash we get. There's a coach out there. That's won a Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers and we can get him splashed. Get him. On we now we see Mike McCarthy you along for the ride with Aaron Rodgers. That guy. Good night. Aaron Rodgers is probably the most. He's the Elgin Baylor. Oh, yeah, You said it. John James. I'm going little bit okay. I like that one. I like that one with Aaron Rodgers. Really? When you talk about I mean, this year, he's gonna win the M v. P. When you talk about the best quarterback in the game is he's not the first people don't talk about him, And this is what I tell people talk Drew Brees and talk Peyton Manning the talk Tom Brady before they talk about Aaron Rodgers. Exactly. And this is the one where I getting toe arguments with Patriot fans and Brady lovers, and they'll say Brady's a goat. He's a great hall time. He say he's the most accomplished. But you can't tell me if you Luck, Tom Brady out, put him in Green Bay and put Aaron Rodgers and New England that the outcome isn't the same. There's no way you can tell me that as a as someone who says they know something about football. You can't tell me and that breaks my next question. And we're gonna skip around, I guess from the games does what happened this weekend show? That Tom Brady was more of the reason of the Patriots success than Bill Bella check. Because this is a Tampa team that basically the personnel hasn't changed. Except for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. I'm sorry, Rob. Drunk as good as he is. Doesn't make the biggest difference. Cameron break is the number one tight end. Embraced number one. Yeah. So Adding Tom Brady makes him all of a sudden a Super Bowl contender. I don't think there's Soup Bowl contender because of the Saints take care of the ball. It's a Tampa Bay's out of the playoffs. We'll know if the Saints have a quarterback who's not had suffered broken ribs, and you couldn't get the ball down. The field was sad even before he suffered two broken ribs. I was saying in the beginning of the year how old he looked. I mean, how does Michael Thomas not have a catch? But he couldn't he couldn't get out on Michael Thomas. Not have a catch. I don't care if you're making running a three yard slant. You're getting Michael Thomas the ball. He's your best playmaker. But when I know as a defensive coordinator or even as a DB, and I see you can't get the ball 10 yards down the field. I'm squatting on every route. You're not beating me with something short. I'm squatting on every round and I'm rerouting doing that this week there about you know, not long, not off. You squat on her out, and now he's got to reroute. Now my defensive ends can get there. If Brady loses this week, has this playoffs in the end of four Possible Hall of Fame quarterbacks and Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees and Tom Brady. I believe Ben comes back. I believe Philip Rivers comes back. Maybe not on the team will benefit was going back to Stewart spends that if you come back, this dealer's been coming back..
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"Right, Go with me. Now Back to 1954 on this date, one of the most famous celebrity marriages of all time Joe DiMaggio, the former outfit or the Yankees Mary's famed actress Marilyn Monroe. They Loped After just 274 days. Monroe filed for divorce this day. 1964 Royal Star Oscar Robertson is the M V P of the All Star Game. He scores 26 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. This state 1966 Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76 years pulls down 42 rebounds Here's Oscar again three years. Five years later, 1969 On this day he wins the M V P of the All Star Game again 24.6 rebounds and five assists. On this date. 1973. The Miami Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins 14 to 7 of the Super Bowl to become the only undefeated team in NFL history. 1990. John Elway Passes for 385 Yards, three touchdowns Broncos advanced their fourth Super Bowl with a 37 21 win over the Cleveland Browns in the F C championship game. 1999 on this date, the Red sign free gin first baseman Hal Morris. And as we've mentioned to begin the hour this day 2000 and three coming off a two and 14 season, the Bengals named 44 year old Marvin Lewis, their head coach. Back to the phones, we go, Adams County and Tim, Welcome to sports talk is always appreciate your time. Thank you. Two words about Marvin Lewis. Not in not in for Esther. What? Wait a minute. He did take her to the blight on for seven times. Well, let us do a quick comparison. Tom Coughlin's some colossal, almost the exact same resume two Super Bowls. Uh, I probably don't need to say more than that. Yeah, The other thing is Marvin Lewis should have been Let go after the Pittsburgh agreed. I complain. And I agree with you. Yes. And it was always my hope that you are. We would move to the front office and Leslie Frazier would get the head coaching job. I thought he would have been a natural fit with his defense of mindset. And I believe when he was a defensive coordinators, they were a top five events almost every year that he was a defensive coordinator for the Bangles. Yeah, I would have to look that up, but you might be in the ballpark on that. And the other thing. Woz Primetime games hanging, Marvin, you got Marvin on a Sunday afternoon at one o'clock and dangle stadium. He was money in prime time. What was he to in 19, I believe is what his record was brutal. S O. If you in a nutshell, if you can't beat if you don't beat the Steelers you don't want in prime time and you can't win playoff games. It is amazing to think he lasted 16 years. Yeah, I was hoping the Bangles last time with higher Eric Eric, the enemy. On. The only thing that saved Zach Taylor's job was, he warned, I think if he'd lost out these last games, I think Mike Brown would have let him go. And it was my hope that they would get Eric the enemy, but we will. We will live with what we got. He's gonna get another year and hopefully that will turn the Bangles around. Let's hope so. Tim. Thanks, buddy. All right. Good here for me. Here's the Here's how I would rank him. This is a 10 Bangles, coaches and history. The franchise If you're asking me to rank their coaches, one through 10 Go one Paul Brown. I cheat a little in this because I give him my son. Cheating is true. He brought the NFL here. Hey, coach, the youngest expansion team to ever win a pro sports title. When they won the A F. C central in 1970. They were in their third year of existence. He coached them to a division title in their third year after starting from scratch. He was named the NFL coach of the year for his efforts. His teams made the postseason three times in his eight seasons. They want to division titles he coached in a narrow just four playoff spots in each conference. Keep in mind. Um, he did not have a losing season in his final four seasons. Once he is kind of established the organization as a new NFL organization did not have a losing season. In his final four, he went 36 20 with two playoff appearances in his final four seasons. In his final season, he went in 11 and three That remains the best winning percentage in franchise history for a season. Hey, gets credit. Major credit for building the organization from the ground up. Paul Brown, number one number two. Forrest Gregg came to Cincinnati and 19 eighties and no nonsense disciplinarian led the Bangles of their first Super Bowl appearance in his second season. Coach the Bengals four seasons. I know you could make. The argument was only four seasons. How do you rate him that high? Well, it's my ranking. Hey, compiled the best winning percentage in franchise history. 5 57 best winning percentage in franchise history. And then if you remember despite having a year left on his contract left after the 83 season to go to Green Bay, where he was a legend and replaced Bart Starr's head coach. Um, his four years stay is four years shorter than any other candidate in my top four. I can see that, but the discipline he instilled His overall winning record and the fact he took them to their first Super Bowl in team history carries enough wait for me to put him number two on this franchise list. Number three. Sam wife. Former Bengals quarterback replaced Greg's coach, animated emotional known for his cutting edge innovation and unconventional play. Play calling took the Bangles to their second Super Bowl. Three years later, he was out..
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"Is, will be, will he be allowed to do it? In 2021, or is this This weird transition year And then the following year, we'll see George Patton really be able to make decisions. If the Broncos want to follow through with everything they've been saying from the time, John Elway announced his promotion until now. Wet George Patton. Make decisions. Let him look at Drew Ock objectively and decide what he wants to do. And I am convinced. That if there is an opportunity to grab One of a few veteran free veteran quarterbacks that might be available like a Matthew Stafford. If a Justin Fields Or a tray lands or Zach Wilson is available to within the Denver Broncos range where they currently draft You can't tell me that those guys aren't upgrades from Drew lock. The weather. Is John Elway making the decision or George Patton. That's still what I'm looking for. Because it seems like there are obvious upgrades over the current guy in that position that Are available to the Denver Broncos. And will Elway, Patton. Whoever's making the decisions. Pull the trigger. And get the Broncos.
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"75% of your sample of your snaps. It tells you everything you need know about your death. The guy was a second game with the Broncos after being on the practice squad for an already decimated Niners team. Incredible. So I mean, it's just is one of those things where you know guy people that they're gonna understand. You know what's going on here, and they've got to be able to the one thing that's lost. I've noticed. On Broncos country is context. They just don't understand. The context is all results driven and there's no context of the situation. They're incapable of it. We got some good listeners here, But when I get on Twitter, I'm just like it's befuddling how the people come up and they say all this stuff and I'm like, Do you not understand what's going on here? Do you not understand that the situation like there's more to it? There's nuance here and that that Zsa lost today. You know, I wonder before we hear from the fans. Yes, I want to get to this. I'd wonder years from now, when this organization has turned a page on the John Elway GM era. Well, people look back fondly. At all when they realize the overall perspective of what he did in his 10 years here as a GM again as we mentioned the fourth most wins or winning percentage of any current active GM. Went to two Super Bowls, one of a handful of division titles. You just You wonder how they will view this era for for John Elway where they were, because right now, I think you asked people and they're just gonna point the last four or five years and say it's been terrible. It's been if it just atrocious, right But again, that's this is recency in there. When they look at the whole of it, Will they look back and say, Man? You know, we actually had a pretty good During that time. Thank you good to a three years and you will, I'd like you said. I think most people that's what happens. You get that recency bias and then two or three years and it kind of fades and you know they had the anger and animosity. Having said that just work for sports works a lot of things politics. You start thinking about it. There were people that were just on and I don't want to get too far in politics. But there are people that were, you know, angry. At George W. Bush was just angry at him by the time you know, by the time the first Obama tenure was over, most people were like, you know, George is all right. You know, he was an all right guy. You think you got a bad rap, you know, And so that's Yeah, I think that some people, you know, time heals all wounds, Hazel all animosity. All right, let's hear from Vic Fangio. So today he addressed the media and there were a lot of really interesting things about his press conference and I definitely want to get through. But this is the one that had everybody in an uproar. Twitter went nuts. I can't imagine what other sports talk radio did as well, but here's what Vic Fangio said when he was asked about his staff and whether they were coming back. Night. I do anticipating returning in full as always. You know as things happen. In the early part. Some guys may have some opportunities for advancement. You know, we'll always look at that. But other than that, I'm spending the staff back. Okay, So let's let's just take this on on his face value, and then we'll take what we know about the current situation. Okay, First of all, this is exactly what Vic Fangio said the last time he had this post season press conference, right South there with John Elway was asked about his staff, he said the they're all coming back. Blubber might have opportunities for advancement Brands daily, for example, but otherwise staff's coming back. Risk anger. L O just like we can have two weeks later. Did not have a job. Here s O. These things can be changed and fluid right? Almost immediately. Everybody freaked out because they want their pound of flesh. They want to know that there is accountability. That's the word. Where is the accountability for a five and 11 season? We need our pound of flesh. So immediately, People said. This isn't good enough like you can't possibly bring back this staff. Knowing that this team had so many struggles. Somebody has to go like somebody has to go. And this was the moment of Vic Fangio needed to announce that now that we got that all the way I don't think he needed to announce anything today whatsoever. And and Tom McMahon, as you've been reporting all along, has an expectation that he will likely not be back. Anyways, I don't know if this was necessarily the setting, especially given the circumstances, the GM search. I don't think this is necessarily a setting that needed to happen, though people still lost their minds about it. Vic Fangio doesn't have the authority to make that decision. He's not the one who who signs a renews the contract for atomic Man the point. So he's saying what is within his purview that he expects everybody back, and that's that. And if somebody else decides not to renew a contract, and Vic will look to give a suggestion for who he liked to replace that person, and that's that's how that process works. So you know, people needed they didn't quit freaking out. And you know the whole thing about we need a fire something Then you're talking about taking a dude's livelihood away. You know, you talk about taking somebody's ability to feed their family away and you'll be a gleeful about it on Twitter. That's perverse. Get some light nerves when I see stuff like that, you know, fire these P fireball fire this fire that cancer this cancel culture and, you know, also just believe me, Those people understand They know the decisions they're making. They know where the team is because it's their livelihood on the line, Not yours. You know?.
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"Held on is holding on too long as a general manager, and the only person to Steve's point that is going to remove him is a billionaire owner like Jeff Bezos. Or it's going to be John Elway himself, and clearly we see Like an old gun slinging quarterback or like a boxer passes prime He's not gonna He's not going to go willingly. Albert will get this text in and then we'll Ah, break for the top of the hour. What if John Elway on Lee wants someone there to buffer him from direct criticism when they send lock packing? Especially if they don't land Matt Stafford or Ryan and are back at square one. That is, uh That is deep. That's that's pretty deep. John Elway. Doesn't want the blood of Drew Rock. Graphic. To be on his hands, so to speak. Mm. I don't I don't Believe it. I don't because, he said yesterday is press conference. He was going to be involved in the big decisions and drew lock is a big decision. I don't think he's distancing himself from Drew lock. I think I believe in We can agree to disagree, but I'm on the other side. I think John Elway is sticking around in some small part to protect your lock. Because he believes Andrew lock that that's my read on the situation, but it but that's an interesting take Albert Doesn't want the blood on his hands. I'm sure there's a godfather reference that I'm not thinking.
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"John Elway is still employed by the Denver Broncos. He still has a title. Of the president of football operations. So I listened to John Elway yesterday. And I listened very carefully. Because I have my doubts. That John Elway is just going to See a transition. Like if, if on in the first three months of Joe Biden's presidency, President Trump is gonna With down the hall and just Hey, I'm here if you need me. You got any questions? If you want some tips, I'm around. I have a hard time believing that John Elway would do that. But I listened in earnest to what he said yesterday and tried to pick out why he's doing this and what he wants to get out of his final year under contract. With the Denver Broncos. And I heard a lot of the right things, which led many people to believe that this is truly the beginning of a new era with the Denver Broncos, And then I heard a particular set of words that confirmed all of my fears, Suspicions and beliefs. John Elway said. He's still going to be in on the big decisions. Mm. What would qualify as a big decision. Coaching change. Bringing in a quarterback that is paid $30 million a year using a top 10 pick on a quarterback, those sound like big decisions. So by his own admission, whether he meant it this way or not, he revealed his true intentions. John Elway is going to be right there with whoever becomes the next general manager. I mean, look at it this way. Look at the Nuggets. Okay? Same power structure. Tim Connelly has John Elway's title. Calvin Booth has whoever John Elway and Vic Fangio decide toe bring in as is GM. Tim Connolly is The president basketball operations, and Calvin Booth is the general manager who makes the decisions. Big or small, who's in charge of the roster. So the Broncos and John Elway and Vic Fangio today and Joe Ellis today can tell me till they're blue in the face that John Elway is going to be hands off and let the new GM do his job. I'll believe it when I see it. And you say, Well, if who would be so eagle egomaniacal. To stick around. On Lee. To make.
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"Because we not only this year, but even last year, you know, doing a show like this and we occasionally take colors and we talk about the Broncos, especially during the Broncos season. We're not really a sports talk show, but we talk about the Broncos for sure. But how many times have we had people call up? And say, you know, they got to get rid John Elway. You gotta fire John Elway. Gotta get red John Elway. What s so my response to that always was given the current ownership situation with the Broncos. There's only one guy. That ostensibly could fire or remove. John Elway from his position. That was Joe Ellis. My point was You know, I've talked to Joe before Joe's I mean, I'm you know, I I considered Jo Mitchell is a good man. Joe is a very smart man. And I remember saying several times so Okay, So if you're Joe Ellis, and you've already pretty much established your timeline your timeline Joe, I think will be done after next year. And that's that's no breaking news. I mean that he's in his much said that he certainly has said that, um Publicly that you know he's getting close to the end. So do you really wanna be the guy that is known for the guy that fired John Elway from the Broncos organization? So in the answer that went with the current ownership situation, Josie only guy that could have done that. So these conversations that Joe and John had, I think Um Are fascinating. We're never gonna know We're never going to be pretty to exactly that. That all that communication but the fact I think it was, um I think it was Joe and John sitting down and coming to the conclusion or at least one of them. Having the idea and then convincing the other That this is probably the best way to go. You know, And my guess is Rick, is you your point it is, John said, and I communicated with John yesterday and he said pretty much the same thing. Our runway is not getting any longer on and I hate to hear that even though it's true because, you know Were born right there with him were right. I'm actually a little bit ahead of him so, but it is true, and I think I think the communication between Joe to John and John to Joe Was that? Hey, listen, man, um Do you really want to do this at this level and grind every single day? You're 60 years old. We've had four losing seasons. All the things that all of us know to be true. Let's get this before both of us right off. Let's get this thing turned around and headed in the right direction. Let's bring some new eyes in and Let's do it that way, But But in a smart move you give John the opportunity. To stay with the organization and you can you can say, you know, move up. To an elevated post. I mean, that's fine. Whatever you know, whatever semantics you need to use in this situation. That is fine, but you give him a chance to. He's a very prideful guy. It's not like yesterday it was announced that John Elway had been fired. Is the GM and no longer will be involved in the Broncos organization wouldn't like we got that news. But in essence The move was made, and John still has an ability to be involved in some of the big decisions at least listen to him and offer his suggestion. Eddie, he continues, you know to be a part of the organization. And yet you make a change at the decision making position off the team, and I think I think that's probably the absolute best thing. The best scenario that could have been carved out of this picture. Yeah, and you look at John away A and I know this wasn't an easy thing for him to do because he is super competitive. He loves what he does. But I had made me look at him or as as a man as a human. Fellow human And he's got grandkids now. Uh, he probably would like to do some traveling play a lot more golf. You know if you get to that point of your life, and you look down the road and go How many more years do I have? What? Yeah, I mean years do I have left and there's still some things I'd like to do more of our earth. Some new things I'd like to do. It made me look at him. In a very human way, and I'm happy for him that he was able to make that very tough decision. I am really happy for John. I hope we get a chance to talk to him. And it's not like he's going away, but he just took a heavy workload off of his plate. Being a general manager in the NFL man, That's that's a big full time. Probably 80 hour a week job for a lot of these guys and John Elway at 60 years old man. Now he can He can have a life on the side. And he could still he's still got a hand in it. He's still the guy who still John Elway overseeing everything. And I'm happy for him. The one thing that puzzles me and I wanted to ask you about it. Dave was the vic Fangio connection here? Vic Fangio coming off, too. You know back to back losing seasons first two seasons as a head coach, and they say that he's going to be a part of the decision. I'm a little puzzled by that, because you would think he's on the hot seat himself. Unless they think Victor Page Geo is got Somehow a future, maybe in the In the front office after he's done coaching. I don't I don't I guess I don't understand that. I'm trying to figure that one out. Well, I because how would I put this? I think that The analogy that I would that I would use would be For the three of us in this Studio. We all had a hand. We all had a part in making the decision..
"john elway" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Elway leaving that top job? Tell us about it. Yeah. John Elway announced yesterday He's stepping away from his role as general manager, and I'll hand over the day to day control of football team to new GM, The organization elevated L wait in the role of president of football operations with one year left on his contract, will oversee all things football, but only offer his input on big decisions, Elway said in his own press conference Monday. That will be good to get someone from the outside with fresh eyes on this Bronco's roster. Obviously when, when that new GM comes and he's gonna come in and make his own assessment of where we are honest, I think it's gonna be great for us and the fact that big Different perspective force too, And so I think that you know, we're looking to hear you know from from that person that there what they think about football team and where we are what they think we need to do. We'll get we'll give him our opinions. Vics obviously gonna be very involved without his horse. Being the head coach and his valuation of the players and also mine. Not Russell had been always player, personnel director and top lieutenant for the last 10 years, But rather than interview to fill the GM role he chose to retire after two decades working in NFL front offices. Russell's You may remember when the Buckets award is college football's best linebacker in the mid nineties, but injury shortened his playing career to just three years. Elway said he was proud of his tenure running the team, which included the best first five years. Any GM in the history of football, winning five division titles going to two Super Bowls and winning one. Of course, they've now gone five years without a playoff appearance, and we're also indicated will begin the search quickly. A six other NFL teams are looking for new G. M's Avalanche training camp started yesterday. The season begins a week from Wednesday when they host the Blues goalie Pavel Francis said Monday. He's excited that GM Joe Sakic added a couple of key contributors and forward Brandon Saad. And defenseman Divine tapes to team that was the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs last season. We know these guys from playing against them, so they're both really good players and They'll be that special. I would say the special spice for this team and, uh, the management is great job bringing these two players and, uh, it's gonna be huge Help for us. Another, says the Timberwolves Tonight at seven o'clock it ball Arena on the Colorado State Man fell 75 68 at San Diego State last night. They returned home Thursday to host you and I'll be that sports and bring in crystal. Okay when his radio on the Bronco busting Rockies carry news, Radio times, 6 16 right now on Colorado's Morning News, all Denver Motor vehicle title registration offices reopen today for in person, sir. This is for the first time since they closed back in November, Julie Smith says..
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"Obviously, the big news of the day, John Elway. Is stepping down his general manager. He is going to step aside from that role and stay on as director of football operations, which means the Broncos are in the market for a new GM. And the president of football operations. John Elway joins us now it first things first. John. Congratulations on number seven. That would be the seventh grandchild. Big Al's eyes lit up when he heard that today. Uh, well, thank you Know, I'm excited. Yeah, Learned another baby boy. So Mama's doing good. So, Yeah, I'm really excited about it. And it's hard to believe that, uh We got seven grand kids, but Pretty fun being a grandfather. So let's enjoy it. So John, obviously this is was not an easy decision for you to make and it is something that you were contemplating. You said today that you've been thinking about it for the last couple of years on what that exit plan would look like. When did you know that this is what you were going to do and you know you're going to do it at the end of this year. You know, I think that really started thinking a lot about it probably 23 weeks ago. And you know, at some conversation with Joe, and so I think that You know what I mean? I really started thinking about it instead of thinking about work. My role in my job here. I started looking at, you know, really? Where am I in my life? And what do I want to do with the rest of my life turning 60 this year? Obviously, the runway is getting shorter and so really kind of said, you know, and I really had a, you know. When I first got into this job, I was hoping for the opportunity some point kind of be able Move up into the role that I'm going to and be able to Oversee things and still being connected with the Broncos, a part of the Broncos but not running the day to day operations. And so I said, You know, they're really that Or the decision came is that you know the day to day things, and they have more time personal time that decided this was the right time to do it 10 years as a GM of the Denver Broncos, John, What did you learn about being a GM that you couldn't have known before? This process? You know, I think that If anything, I think that you learn that it's a tough job. This is a tough business. And you know you could do so much at the GM position, But then you know, you have to find the right people that they're gonna be able to. Win football games and coach and do those things. And so you know you even though you have control on decisions, you don't have a lot of control of what goes on to the field. And so I think that that is, you know, the Really candidate, the tough feeling of not having be able to have more of an outcome of how we win football games and those type things, especially having my career that You know, I got to tell the press the ball every down. So you know, to be able to watch games and not be able to help at the time, I think is probably the toughest thing. You know. I've I've talked long on. Um on Dad had some pretty tough talks about losing as a player in this league is something that you don't know a whole lot about. But, uh, these last four years, no one knowing you and knowing how competitive you are and how You want to just win? How tough was it these last four years not to have the kind of success that you really are used to. Yeah, I know it was hard for you know that. I mean, that's like, you know, I always thought the older I get the my competitive nature may die down, but You know what? Actually, if anything, it gets you get more competitive, Least I I felt like I have because you don't want to be able to win. And, you know, give these guys you know opportunities to be successful and compete for world championships and so Um, you know that but losing part it was, you know, I left the stadium last night Had that pit in my stomach and it was like, you know what? I think it Z timeto. You to move up a little bit and get away from this and you know, so that zoo losing is it never gets any easier. Just gets tougher, John. They're seven GM openings around the league right now and That screams that there's gonna be some guys out there that are getting their first opportunity in that role. What are you looking for? For the Denver Broncos? What are those qualities that the next GM is gonna have to have? You know, I think that you know there's gonna be with all the candidates and hopefully we're able to get you know Bill to talk to the candidates would be the best fit for the Broncos. I think obviously. You know, in that role, you have to have somebody that has that's a good manager. Because the size of the organization and the people that we have that you have to manage now continues to grow here and you're out. Obviously, you have to get great football knowledge and, you know very you know if he's making the decisions on the on the roster like you will be, you know you want him to be a very good evaluate or two, so You know, there's a lot of qualities that you know to be a great GM, or it's a tough job. And so hopefully we can find that person and by as we talk to different people. Gonna say you know, this guy might be a good fit over this because maybe he's more of a manager or he's more of an evaluator. Or how would your you know? Personnel Park Department be set up, which which also tell us that you know what kind of manager and whether they want a strong evaluator is the player personnel director or whatnot? John, you know, uh, everybody, I think that are that that is a football fan out. There probably have seen the movie draft day with Kevin Costner and he has to do all these extravagant. Deals on draft day to make these things work, but I know and you know that that's not how I really goes. What's a normal day of a GM like Well, I mean, I think that you're you know, you're here all the time. I think it's you know the hours that you put in and then people that you manage and when something's going on there always. You know, you've got to answer those questions. And so It's just a full time job. And there's not a lot of time that you could go and not be around and not be around for the head coach and the coaching staff as well as a personnel people, and then all the other things that go along with You know, managing whether beater for video or equipment or all those type things that you have to manage all those people, John, obviously, with seven openings that there are, how quickly are you looking to reach out and ask for permission to talk to folks who may currently be employed? Yeah. You know what we'd like to do that We're gonna do that soon, And so the idea of now is to get through today and then you know, we're already looking at list and see looking at the list that's available in the people are out there and and About Eun evaluation to see which people those we want to talk to, and then hopefully get him set up. Assumes he possibly can. You know one of one of the things that you know If I was on that list as possible GM, I would want to be able to have control over Who the head coaches with this GM coming in have control over whether or not Victor Angio gets to stay. No. No, that that's going to be here next year, So that's gonna be that's gonna be a part of the job that when the GM comes in that the vic in the staff are going to stay this year, and and, you know, I think that whoever that may be, hopefully accept that and understand that that situation then way it's gonna be John, if you were to look back. I mean, you obviously got to hoist a Super Bowl trophy for Super Bowl 50. But in your 10 year of being general manager of the Denver Broncos, what was one of those moments that just you just couldn't believe this happened? And it went this way..
John Elway to hire new GM for Denver Broncos, surrender final say over personnel starting in 2021
"The day here in Broncos country, John Elway after 10 years In the GM role is going to be changing his role with the Denver Broncos. He is going to remain president of football operations, but they are hiring a new GM. Alfred. What do you want to see in the new GM? Uh, I want to see E guess a blueprint. I want to see the of continuous blueprint of the same players being drafted year after year. Time after time. Even when you add guys in free agency, they all fit the same mode. So you know what the players look like before. They even become part of the Denver Broncos and give you an example. We could talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers, and we can talk about their offensive lineman. We know that they're big. We know that they're quick and they're not really massive man who stay in place. You have to be able to move out of the blue print. There has been going on for a long time, right so We need a blueprint. We have to have a blueprint of what these players like. You can't get a guy who is a second round defensive lineman who can't play on the interior of the defensive line. If you don't play a 43 defense in the 34 defense, you need to have a big style guy. So way get threw out some of the You know some of the selections that we've had in the past because guys were good college players. If they don't get the blueprint and the model, then we probably won't have them as part of the franchise going for what they have to be in that. Category. Jo Jo Oils What are we doing
"john elway" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Ronco. Is there gonna be hiring a new GM as John Elway after 10 years as the general manager of the Denver Broncos is stepping aside? From the role he's going to stay on as the director of football operations gonna be joining us here in just a few minutes, but big out Just give me your first thoughts when you heard the news, and I know you have Ah, really, really good relationship with John Elway. Obviously, he was your quarterback and You've carried on that relationship for a long time, right? Well, initially, I was like, Well, I get to see him or, you know, get to see Matt bit. Um um Matt Russell Moore. I'll get a chance to be in their lives more now that they have more time. And with John, Um 10 years is a long time for a guy who has retired from the NFL and had the kind of impact that he's had on the game. To be in that position and at 60 years old. I think that's not a bad decision. Now. If I was him, I would absolutely want to stick around. The game of football because it really is a great game. It really is a great game and the more that you can be around it and have a positive effect on the game. The better it is for you as individual because You always want to feel relevant Who wouldn't want to feel relevant after being So so so relevant to this entire organization both as a player and a front office member. You know, when you look at what The Broncos accomplished over the 10 years with him is general manager If you were to say to any team That look over the next decade. You're gonna go to two Super Bowls and you're gonna win one of them, but they're also going to be some serious growing pains and some serious hard times for the franchise. What team isn't going to take that right? And I think that The Broncos. Don't get paid Manning. If John Elway's not here. And the Broncos. Quite frankly. Don't get paid Manning. If John Box is not here, you know, like you got to remember how important that John Fox higher Woz. Because that Made everything around here. More relaxed. It gave everybody more. Um uh, they could Have Less of the pressure to deal with some of the things that we were dealing with. In the previous, you know, coaching deal with Yeah. John Fox changed everything. John Fox came in that higher of John Fox. You know, And I know he didn't killed a Super Bowl win. I get it. Gary Kubiak is responsible for that. But the higher of John Box or where this franchise was the I just never forget. The interview process in this new age of social media when the Denver Broncos members of the media uh We're posting guy's coming in for those interviews, and how open it made you feel as a Bronco fans need those? Oh, yes, is coming in and having a quick, you know, one minute interview with a guy in the car on the way to Dub Valley. I don't never forget how that made me feel as a fan that it was an open conversation about Getting things right and I loved it. It's It's tough because you know me. I am I. You know, I have good days and I have bad days and they could all be pointed to how the Broncos did know about. Listen, man, We're on the phone 30. Seconds after the game lives, right, right and the one thing That I think You exhibit that a lot of Bronco fans exhibit That you wear it on your sleeve. You know, I'm saying it's all out there. You know, when the Broncos aren't doing well, it just ruins your day. You know it just ruins it. Just ruins your mood for You know you're you're Weekly excitement and I think that Z I think that's probably fair to a lot of people around here to me. As a former player, it's not as Crushing as it is to guys like you who have paid their hard earned money as a season ticket holder and a stakeholder really in this organization for me, I look at it like what did they do wrong? Can they fix it? And you may just want to know that we went well, but I know you changed as a broadcaster Now. No, there's no There's no question. I mean, you I mean, you know this as well as anybody. I mean, uh, being around you has changed. What? I how I watched the game and you know, just in the conversations that we have, you're like, Oh, you noticed that you write it because yes, it has. It has changed. But you know for somebody who you know, I Craig Morton fan, right was you know a fan of all these guys that came through here, You know, Number seven stands up as as he is. He's one of the faces on Mount Rushmore, right of great Denver Broncos. Players. And now, obviously being a part of this organization the way that he has I do think it was. It is going to be interesting to see Who they get. And what their qualifications have to be because there are seven GM openings right now, and I cannot remember. Any time in my life. Where there has been seven openings in an off season seven in those seven openings. Um.
"john elway" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"A general manager John Elway will no longer run the day to day operations of the Broncos. He will now act as president football operations but hire a new general manager. Handle those duties. His right hand man player, personnel director and see you, buff legend Matt Russell is retiring. So the search is on to find that general manager and pair them with head coach Vic Fangio bringing Crystal Kelley news radio. If you live in Denver, it's time to recycle your life tree Devil residents can set out their tree 2 ft. Away from the regular trash cart on your regular trash day. Tree cycle ends Friday. January 15th, England entering a national locked down to fight the new Corona virus strain, the prime minister said leaving home is on Lee acceptable for things like shopping for essential goods. The summit house. The Pikes Peak is now closed for good construction on the new Pikes Peak Summit complex is expected to be finished in the spring and see double A announcing its going to stage its entire tournament. March Madness in Indiana. Most games will be played in Indianapolis. Wall Street closing negative today with the Dow down 383 points the S and P 500 losing 55 in the NASDAQ off 1 90. Our next news updates at three o'clock I'm Susan Within. On KO E News radio, a 50 A M and 94 1. I found there's a check on traffic. Here's Brit Morgan from the bed French force Traffic center still pretty quiet on the drive across town right now, no major backups that deal with low crabbing westbound to 70. Across Commerce City started back up a bit more back to Quebec from Vasquez. Eastbound lanes unaffected off the highway in Commerce City. There's still have the intersection of 74th and Dahlia. Shut down two door crash there. Looks at that crash north of the turnpike on.
Denver Broncos GM Elway, team president Ellis positive for COVID-19
"Well Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis, along with President of football operations, John Elway, have tested positive for Cove in 19. The team announced that earlier in a statement today, now both they're working from home. On now, the Broncos say contact tracing has concluded, and the exposure came from an outside source outside of the team facilities and that there was minimal close contact with members of the team. Now, those who had contact have been
Broncos' Elway, CEO Ellis test positive for virus
"Broncos general Manager John Elway and CEO Joe Ellis have tested positive for covert 19. Ellis didn't attend the Broncos game on Sunday, and Elway was feeling under the weather yesterday. Both are working from home and reportedly doing well. Broncos are confident that the transmissions originated outside the building.
Vanderbilt-Missouri is the first SEC game postponed due to COVID-19
"We welcome you back. Our is live and underway busy busy I our. Thirty minutes ago we learned that the first SEC game has been postponed of this twenty twenty campaign it will be. Rescheduled Vanderbilt Missouri scheduled for this Saturday in Columbia. Now, be December twelfth. We'll talk to coach drink in thirty minutes and get his reaction to that. So here we go more phone calls in a minute a lot of fans unhappy from every aspect of the winners and losers speaking of the latter. Let's talk about the Lsu Tigers two weeks ago Scott Rabble a came on. Wasn't ready to hit the panic button. Everything was calm. Scott's gotcha very scopes. Scott Seen It all before. Scott. Have you seen anything quite like the ending of Saturday's game? Good afternoon how are you? and got to the NFL Yeah that's that's you mentioned I'm kind of reminded of the and it's not a good time Lsu that ninety nine, Game Alabama when just food he tried to run the ball down like. John elway. Pin Wheeled in the air came up a yard short and and they you know they they threw the ball and the they did it. They didn't score. So yeah, it was. It was reminds me of you not good times for Lsu but you know. I gotta say the way lsu played Saturday. On defense but also on offense failing to convert a third down there really is kind of justice. They didn't really deserve to win that game I, mean they they you know they pulled it out and they would've pulled it out there. It would have been a win that covered up a lot of a lot of issues. So what? I don't know if it's safe to go outside I. Mean I know I know the version fortunately escaped the worst of the storm the other day was farther to the West but I mean what? What what is the buzz in your town especially both Pallini and and I mean three games in he seems like he's on the tip of everyone's tongue is it fair? Oh. Sure? Yeah. Absolutely. I mean this is the this is the defense that You know this change Dave Randall left defensor longtime defensive coordinator WHO's hard under? Les. Miles. You know the several years ago he left me the head coach at Baylor. So they had to hire someone like forced out or anything. So hopefully knew who was here under miles and those first three great years in the Mouse Oh, five Oh, six Oh, seven the end up with a national championship and you know just it hasn't worked at me. This questions is Bo behind the Times is not adjusted to those are some great defensive back then with Clinton Dorsey and Tyson Jackson and and you know you're a great players like that got a little on Landry secondary great players like that, and you kind of wonder you know the Adjusting but. It's just been Y- coaches you're on himself is trying to put it all on him and the coaches and they got a coach better. You said that, Saturday, after the game you set it on his press conference today, they just lost followed. They're they're good players on the Stevens, their high NFL draft pick on the defense Derek Stanley Jacoby Stevens to real cox the transfer for. North. Dakota. State people said he might have been a first round draft pick. Had He come? Out and said of transferring Ali Gay Defensive End they lost a lot of great players, but this shouldn't be this bad and aurons You know famously said, then the all season, the defense look better in practice than at any time last year, and obviously that is not the case and they gave up eight plays a twenty yards of more. Missouri averaged almost nine yards per play and five and a half yards per carry it and it just that's just not. That's just not winning football and worst of all they all she just looked. I saw gene gene Chizik said after the game. So you. Look, like on Defense Soft and lost, and Lsu looks like both unfortunately for them. By, the way everything you just got through saying you could replicate for three or four other SEC schools except none of them are the defending champions like Lsu. Scott we're three games in I. Mean we all know that and I'm not sure how much you can value. A. Win Over Vanderbilt Right now considering the state of that program. But as you look ahead I, mean you don't look any farther than this weekend against Florida. LSU will need to score seventy points to keep up with them. Immediate? Looks. That way and I'm not a betting Guy Pa, my government I think I've looked at the over maybe go for that Florida's defense looks pretty challenge to Alabama wins and gives up forty eight points to stole miss. But the the disturbing serving big frail issue. Yeah. Everyone's having trouble defensively No question. Do you wonder if that lack of spring football or the proper time to prepare in the off season has hurt them But you know you look at that once you give six, hundred, twenty, three guys and the Mississippi State, history has been dreadful offense against Arkansas and Kentucky the last two weeks Missouri scored like I think three touchdowns combined the first Games averaging like fifteen points a game against Alabama Tennessee and it just go wild lsu just look great. I mean that's that's the part. That's that's extra disturbing prelates pans and like the lsu fans always. Always wanted this offense obviously, they complained for years and rightly. So by the the plotting less miles offense, but there's a lot of pride in the school, the the the the billy cannon is the star up in you know and and now Joe Borough and players like that. But the tried is always been the defense, the Chinese bandits, Tommy Tests Inova Win Dorsey Laurent Landry mentioned, Patrick, Peterson, Taran Taran Matthew, and what else he doesn't play Great Defense I. Think this is this is like a core value of lsu's program that is not being being held a lived up to, and it's it's very troubling Tila lsu probably would take a little less offense for some better defensive as. Scott Realistically I mean this weekend looks like a long shot I would have to say I mean still Alabama. Out There Auburn out there. South, Carolina am I mean everyone knows the schedule? I mean before the season some might be hard to win them all but maybe maybe eight or nine. Where's the sliding scale right now? Ball I don't know it's sliding really. Really. Bad way down the hill. You know a lot of hills here in Baton Rouge but he found it. It's sledding Hill that way. Down Victory Hill Yes for the team marches down normally before the Games by Tigers stadium is not vitriol right now I I like everybody else said like the six games else who's GonNa win and four games where the season's going to be decided Alabama Auburn Florida and Texas a&M, and right now I don't think he can after South Carolina just banning by the same score Lsu did Arkansas has played. She's gotTa go to they'll South Carolina, comes here in in two weeks I don't I don't think. There's any Sherwin left for L. Share on the schedule I don't think they're gonNA go one nine but I think right now you just gotTa. Look at what can you do to have a have a winning season they're still good players There's on this team in town they lost a lot from last year obviously, but you know the they've got to. Change, the things coach today coach talk today about simplifying both offense and defense. Again remember the offense was Owen on third down Saturday that's a pretty bad step to although this court forty-one points should have been enough to win, but it's still some really great players on the House Brennan. Has Not Been, Joe Borough, been very good. You know he's had over three hundred yards passing game over four hundred yards Saturday tariffs, marshalls been tremendous hit two, hundred, thirty, five, yard service and three touchdowns Saturday. So this, this isn't good players in the team, but they just got to get tougher and and find a way to grind out a win somewhere and and this is not entirely similar fall I gotta say from twenty. Dissimilar from twenty seventeen she lost at home Detroit and went to Florida the next week and they won the game I'm not saying I'm not predicting she win. But this have the size, a lot of field of that when they kind of looked tougher and more determined and they found a way to win and they've never looked back games on order on, they're gonna be hard pressed to avoid doing that obviously late this week. He had I wouldn't call it a charm to existence because now that you mentioned the troy game and there had been some ups and downs but certainly coming off the best year ever how is he handling the defeats? A He's he's trying to take a lot of the blame on himself and deflected from his team Not exactly deflecting from the assistant coaches said, he's talked about, hey, on defensive we just have one coverage and one one formation. Let's do that. Let's and you said. Some things on offense too. I think he's kind of talking about Scott Lenihan, the new guy, a passing game coordinator WHO and Red Zone specialists who take the place of Joe Brady who who was on the staff last year and of course talking about Botha? Lenient? Coach, and he said something telling today I thought that you said, you know the most Ryan. The defense but he he's he's going to you know be checked in on every formation every plan that they use you know as a defensive line coach that's his forte he he's going to be I think maybe a little more hands on with the formations they use and the and the and the coverages, and but some of that are doing well, he's Got Thrown out I think that. This is the defense he wanted this is he talking about being wardrobe four three and they've got a great. Turn of Russia there plus six turnover ratio they're doing very well at that the they're causing some some big plays in that in that regard and turnovers just can't get off the field and can't Can't stop people and giving up a big big yards on the ground, and then these these huge places. The elected eight plays a twenty yards or more Saturday and gets very, which is
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says "we were wrong" amid protests
"Several NFL players speak out on the killing of George Floyd and others by police and NFL management responded with an about face it started with this video put out by reigning MVP Patrick my homes that includes several players speaking out against racial injustice to listen to it then goes on this is what we the players would like to hear these state we and the systematic oppression of black people NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responded saying it was wrong to not listen and is encouraging them to peacefully protest and even joining in protests around the country emblematic of the centuries of silence inequality and oppression of black players and now Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is tweeting he realizes he was wrong as well in his views of race relations and is now joining those
NFL players spoke, and Roger Goodell responded
"NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responding to a video by famous black players calling for the lead to take a stronger stand against racism we the National Football League admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest read the National Football League believe black lives matter on Twitter Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said he's no longer standing on the sidelines and is joining with the players coaches and our organization in speaking up against racism police brutality and any injustice against the black community the Broncos head coach drew widespread condemnation this week for suggesting he didn't see racism or discrimination in the
No major hangups in NFL's mock draft heading to real thing
"Denver Broncos GM John Elway said he expects problems when picks are announced this week to be minimal L. Y. and representatives from every other team went through a dry run of the pandemic driven format on Monday with a two round practice session Elway told reporters there was an issue with too many people on the call not using a mute button but eventually things worked out under the virtual format teams will have their personnel people scouts and coaches all online from different locations I'm Bruce Morton
John Elway: 'Drew is the guy we are looking to'
"The Broncos heading into the upcoming season without a question a quarterback it's the first time that's been settled in some time GM John Elway spoke from the NFL combine about the quarterback drew lock working through the way that you know drew finished in a finished form one and I think that where we sit right now there's no question drew is the you know the guy that that we're looking to win so obviously want to be able to improve as a football team Broncos have nine picks and that upcoming NFL draft pictures to see what direction they go with the
Safety Atwater voted into Hall of Fame
"As ray fame safety Steve out water can now ADD hall of Famer to his resume here's his former teammate current Broncos president of football operations in GM John Elway on out water joining him in the hall it's awesome you know what another great rock will get in the hall of fame's always grace version the defensive side to save at a tremendous career he's a better person and so really thrilled form that kick that door now so could have no
Broncos Finalizing Deal to Make Pat Shurmur New Offensive Coordinator
"Well we just talk to my class are brokers insider who told us that the deal is done with that tactic Schirmer to be the new see for the Denver Broncos official press release from the team hopefully coming sometime before the end of the week big al with Schirmer being the new offense of coordinator what do you see as the pros and cons for this this young this young offense with the very young rookie quarterback is gonna be going into your to what I'm looking for are the things that that you can give a team and that's easy to roles and I always talk about this because I believe that that's the key to winning football games in this league how can you create an easy throw a one on one getting the guy wide open like we saw Devine to Adam's last night plan for the Packers you know the Packers go with the heavy formation they run a play that look like it's going to be a post but it then it turns into a corner is a seven right and then you look up and you say all my goodness the guy has a football it's one on one coverage he makes one guy miss and any out runs the coverage that's it easy to roll okay it's not fit the ball in the window it's not a drop back play act soon getting a guide you know own a seventeen yard dig route it's none of those things it's making the girls that the good players make to wide open guys but you have to design those plays for those guys to be wide open and the quarterback shouldn't be surprised when a wide open and when they're not wide open take the ball and run it that's what the good teams in the NFL do that's how you win football games in this business by getting your quarterback easy throws that you can feel good about and we didn't do that especially not against the Kansas City Chiefs are we rich gang real and I hate to see guys getting fired trust me it's it's not it's it's you know nobody wants to see that I wish there was a way that he could have stayed on and work with the quarterbacks something of that nature but maybe it's maybe it's too muddy if he's in Rome but you know it just we just have to have a change in and once again the greatest throws in the NFL aren't necessarily the ones that are forty M. fifty yards down the field like we saw this weekend but we also saw we also saw Patrick my homes we were out to the running back I think it was Williams out of the backfield on what looked like to be a six star pass it ended up being a seventeen yard touchdown the design of the play against the covers that was played was perfect and the guy had a free run to the end zone I mean those are the plays that you expect out of a great offensive coordinator and that's certainly what I'm looking forward Pat Shurmur who spent a lot of time with Andy Reid and Philadelphia I take it I think he was there for at least ten seasons with Andy Reid going from offense of line coach tidy and coats two quarterbacks coach so he understands the offense it's complete and of course in that Minnesota offense that's what we have to go last because that's where he was calling plays exclusively you look at that team and what they were able to do and the way that they brought on Adam Thielen out of no where to become a star well you know that he understands what kind of receipt what the receivers need to look like and not how they need to run there are so many different ways that we can look at this as be an improvement to be an improvement to what we had last year in part of it believe it or not Joe Joe is evaluating players for the upcoming draft that's a big big part of it because trust me there is a common formula to run in this offense and really make it work Stefon Diggs is the guy that blows the doors off of the defense is for the Minnesota Vikings before we and you look at back at Pat Shurmur when he was with Andy Reid it was the son Jackson now what is a in to read as he has he'll explosive wires see what to add to re kill who blows the doors off so I'm almost guaranteed you I'm almost guaranteeing you were going to find a guy that can blow the doors off of the defense in round one or two of this year's NFL draft that's how you make that all things work do you have a guy that can a workhorse guy who can catch the balls and make it happen that's called sudden but we need one of those guys that is scary says that blows the doors off the defense the evaluation process of what that guy looks like I trust Pat Shurmur more than I do John Elway to
Top jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva to retire
"Very few successful athletes get to win their illustrious career here's by going out on top a handful come to mind John elway one super bowls in his last two years with the Denver Broncos Peyton manning went out with a super bowl win I'm for that same team Ray Bork left the NHL team with which he'll forever be associated the Boston Bruins to win a Stanley Cup with Colorado and then jet off into the sunset it could be the same kind of fairy tale ending to the career of one of the most successful jockeys North America Eurico Rosa Dasilva who was written primarily at Woodbine race course in Toronto for the past fifteen years the forty four year old rider will call it a career sometime in mid December he's one six sovereign awards for best writer the sovereigns are the eclipse awards of Canada he's been the leading writer at Woodbine five times and won back to back queen's plates the Kentucky Derby of Canada in September he took down for what will be the only time one of the tracks signature races and by so doing wing now has a chance to cap his career with the Breeders Cup win they come to the home stretch the Rica Woodbine Mile Lou collina's Kliot down the outside of mass up the rails all across the track and L. Tournament coming through God's stormies in front to Second L. Tormenta Luke Collina's they're raging bull starting to build a run late in the latest what stormy that Philip Dodd Manta up the inside strides astrid L. dollars Meta on the inside and L. A. has one Rico with by L. Tormenta was forty four to one that day and now he's being pointed to the Breeders Cup Mile he'll no doubt be a long shot Swell facing the likes of got stormy Higher Power Uni and possibly circus maximus but hey a win for L. Tormenta over that group would be a real story book ending the career of our next guest Jockey Eurico Rosa Silva who joins us for a few minutes here on in the gate you've been around logging enough to know that forty four to one shots don't come in every day especially in grade one races so what was going through your head as you powered down the lane to win the Woodbine Mile Tormenta when when I was on the race what's compete under moment I was not thinking winning or or lose us me and him we both doing the weekend through two hundred race right and was completed on their moment or so folks all we want it could wire I you had not much experience with that horse before the Woodbine Mile I think but he had been a turf sprinter last year at age three free so what do you think made trainer Gail Cox decide to stretch this gelding out a little yes I think falling these horse he used to go to the elite before and he was a sprinter and you know they start taking him back and he learned how to relax and then they stretch him out and I think that was the key for him you know to learn how to relax and today he is I can say that they did very good job because he's he's not a horse to ride you know he relaxed that easy for you as we talked about an are open you're retiring basically at the top of your game made now the right time the right time for me is that I'm young to start a new business and my kids I really really want to focus on my family you've said that you grew up without family and you don't want that to happen to your three young children including a nine month old daughter congratulations what do you mean that you grew up without family when Noah's keeping my mom was always working I completed grew up Foodie much without my father and that's almost could create a black hole inside yourself you know as much I want to win before the races and I used to have a Lotta anger and I know in fewest I work on myself and that came from being a kid that most of the time King or in the street you know trying to make a leave and when I started understanding more that and I see how important for the keeps to have their baroness supporting them when they're growing up you know and because they didn't have that and also I want to enjoy seen my son my daughter having that with me you know he's not been better for myself I can say that when I'm not tired and I can take my keep to the park and play with them is very subtly fight for me because I raised for the time here and take a lot of promo body and he's very high from to do that well two things first of all I hate to break this to you but eventually those kids are going to become teenagers I have one and it's not really going very well so yes enjoy it all now while you can the other thing is you said you're racing here and you know as a top okay you'd have less trouble than less successful jockeys would booking mounts if you follow the money during colder months let's say to Florida to Kentucky but you've not real he done that it seems I believe once turned down a Breeders Cup ride to raise woodbine instead that day so what is your thought process for how you have set your skin Joel in the wintertime people think oh he's home he's that but you know I really work in myself I have entertained that work inside myself to come through to the recall you showing up on the track you know and he's the kind of really Really set the myself down and work on the brain I I really I never stopped working on the tire year I'll take two weeks like I am free as I'm not going to do anything and just deal with the family other time I use the time that I have time to work with myself inside myself oh jockey Eurico Rosa Dasilva joining us here on in the
What just happened? Making sense of Andrew Luck's shocking decision
"You know what how is indeed going to remember Andrew luck's legacy in in his career what what is his era and his legacy going to mean to those colts fans one we now look back in hindsight well so great girl he had said he told us Jason that he actually believes that when we look at Andrew luck we're going to think about the things that he did not do he's going to be remembered for the things that he did not do versus the things that he did and that might sound harsh it might sound unfair at the moment but when you think about that it kind of makes all the sense in the world doesn't well I I do think it's Marcia and I do think it's unfair that if we step back for a second engine log your armored when he was come out of Stanford I had scouts in player personnel people telling me he was the group he was the best quarterback quarterback prospect since John Elway I mean I had several people independently say that to me at any comes in succeeding Peyton manning arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history mean we can go over Brady debate would go around around but if you take manning is right there and what does he do he picks up and gets his team into the playoffs he has great seasons pro bowls he gets hurt his body his body lets him down and I would certainly phrases but England out his body was in the NFL okay and you got hurt and he still after missing season came back I played with a lacerated kidney the playoff game and we're gonna remember for what he didn't do I get it Nick that's the waste that's we sports works in this country it's all about winning championships if you don't and if you walk away your brand the bomb but I don't look at him that way I look at a guy who you know what he made good on his promise but his body did not allow him to continue making good on it but I will look at the guys a failure at all I don't think that there's a difference to say that will remember him more for the things that he didn't do verses what he did then saying he's going to be bomb or a boss or a failure I think it's just looking back at his career and saying what could have been right because he is so so talented he has all the tools it's just looking back and saying them you know what if things fell into place what if he was able to stay healthy what if if he played until he was thirty five thirty six here is Greg Doyle's answer from the NBA star the J. since questions about how long would be remembered you're not gonna be remembered for what he did he can remember for what he didn't do what he left on dark even called quick message what's going to happen and it's a damn shame because he's he deserves better that I realized what he did I realize we did the scene I realize all that but this is not a sports story it's a human story this is a human
Joe Horrigan leaves Pro Football Hall of Fame after 42 years
"Joe Horrigan. Yes. Forty two years, the keeper of the flame at the pro football fame his last day on the job as yesterday. Mean so would you see the buildings still standing? I don't know. Personally held it up in confirmed. But one of the nicest sweetest guys. ESPN did a story about have over the weekend. I mean he has been doing everything for the hall of fame. And in terms of a great story when we first. When we. Like the sweetest man he would be the ones calling the hall of famers on the phone to let them know. A couple times doing pretty cool, rich because. Yeah, because we all right? So I'll tell story here. So we're on the air in, in Houston, Texas, at the Super Bowl for Super Bowl thirty eight our first one we ever did. Okay. Or the calendar year two thousand four NFL season two thousand three year that the patriots. The panthers. And then we watched them beat the eagles the next year Jacksonville. So reason why I'm bringing this up is our set was right near in the convention center, I ever NFL total axis set right near the main convention center dra- hall like the largest room in the convention center where they held all the press conferences, including for the pro football hall of fame. Now all you folks out there. No, the pro football hall of fame class is announced now at the NFL honors they try to keep it quiet. David Baker, the president of the pro football hall of fame walks around and knocks on doors of hotel rooms were all the eligible finalists are holed up with their families hoping to hear that knock on the door, and it's created some really amazing video moments where David Baker lets the players know that. They're now fully enshrined. They're immortal. It's like a very nice. It's, it's like a publisher's clearinghouse moment without the check. Right. So that's the way it's done now. And they try and keep that quiet until it's announced that the NFL honors a used to be they just announced in the press conference. That's it. And the players who were finalists were invited to the Super Bowl city and those that thought they were gonna make it showed up. Others were working on TV in many other parts of their their lives. There were working professionally at the Super Bowl and for just happened to be there, and some just wouldn't show because they didn't wanna show up to the host city and then find out they didn't make it. It's expensive. You know, and it stinks. I remember one year Warren Moon. Told me the year he got in Warren Moon. Was in town, and he was driving in a car. Somewhere around the city. I forget, what city was announced he was ending his driving in a car, and he was either going to get the phone call from the hall to say that he was in and he'd show up at the convention center drive convention center, or you didn't get the call, Dr the airport. Town. So that's the way it used to be. We're sitting there. And our green room was right next to our NFL, total access at, and John Elway and Barry Sanders, went in that year together. Jill. Look that up for me, make sure that this might not a pulling this story here. Was it? John Elway in Barry Sanders. Think went into the same pro football hall of fame class in the summer of two thousand four. And they were announced N Houston together, and they were. Correct. And they were in our green room. They were in our green room, just chilling out before they were being brought into the draft hall into the into the convention center, press conference hall room. And being announced. And we got an idea at the NFL network. You know what? Let's make this a thing. Like we had video of them waiting, and just we could have interviewed them and like, okay so players are here. And the press conference is going there. Let's televise the press conference. So the next year, I was the host of the press conference, and it was. Difficult. Tap dancing for me when I'm up there and hard-bitten media of the NFL world was used to just having the announcement happen. Right. And those who were there showing up and they'd be there, and they'd find out the rest of them. Instead, we just drew. We I think I kinda Jim great it like we try to draw out and the people in the room. The media members room really getting pissed off. So next year, it was just like we're gonna nounce them and wait for the people to come and show up, and then I would interview them, but sometimes it would take them five ten minutes to get to the convention center. And then the meantime, we would Joe would get the guys who was not who are not there on the phone for me to interview live. I remember those. Joe a couple of times me on live NFL network television. Just trying to tap. That's I forget the name of the guy, you don't have to look it up either. He was a veterans committee. And shrining who had been out of public life for very long time. And I'll be honest with you, who I never heard of I had no idea, he played like it was really from a long time ago. But we were so desperate to fill time. Joe got him on the phone. I don't wanna say. Joe got the guy on the phone, and as we're coming back from commercial break, he tells me, so and so's on the phone, but he probably can only answer questions because he has dimension. Mike ally. Gosh and Joe then ran away. Because he had another phone call to make. Sweetheart. I mean this guy is just so and I just was okay. You know, this is a great moment for this man, I asked him a couple of questions. He was able to actually answer them. But Joe gave me that nice little heads up. You know, hey, just right heads up for you. I may not be able to answer a single question. Guy. He just a sweetheart of a guy and I just wanted to say, thank you, Joe, he's out there, driving around, or he's on the driving range, or wherever somebody just let them know gave a
NBA Draft 2019: Latest 1st-Round Order, Predictions
"And ladies and gentlemen, we have a new mock draft out Mel kiper Jr's three point. Oh is here with us. And we are looking forward to the draft. Mel will join us in just about an hour to talk about the new mock draft. But there have been some changes in the draft specifically one less quarterback. Now going in the first round then in mel's two point oh mock draft. So we have four in the two point oh mock draft with Daniel Jones from Duke rounding out of the last pick of the draft to the patriots in the first round of thirty two. There are only three quarterbacks now in the first round, according to mel's latest mock. And obviously a retirement might be a big reason why and the quarterbacks have changed as well. Right. As far as where they're they're going. Well, Cuyler he still has Tyler going number one derozan. Well in his last draft Cuyler going number thirteen to the dolphins. So now and this draft he hasn't going number one. He had. Dwayne Haskins going number six at a giant Kyle Murray. Going number thirteen to the to the dolphins. Drew lock going fifteen to the Redskins and Daniel Jones going thirty two to the patriots. So as you mentioned Daniel Jones now out of the first round, according to the latest mock draft by Mel kiper, just three quarterbacks Murray number one. The main says Dwayne Haskins at number six, and you start to hear reports that the giants may go defense was six and then was seventeen go quarterback. But right now twain Haskins at six and then drew lock sitting there at number thirteen for the dolphins. Does the only three quarterbacks in this latest first round. Yeah. Going to be very interesting because we know what the giants listen one thing. Dave Gettleman has made very clear he does not feel beholden to tell us his plan. And so I don't feel overly beholden to believe. A lot of what we're hearing coming out of the giants can't because if you've got a guy who's basic messages trust me, I got this. Well, then we understand he doesn't feel like he has to tell us the truth. So as we hear these things. Coming out. We also understand this time of year is about deception to an extent it's trying to manipulate the draft order trying to manipulate the opinions of certain players. So that you can try and put yourself in the best position to get the guys you ultimately want. So it makes it difficult to try and read the tea leaves it is although I have to say on cattlemans behalf. He said all of last spring saquon Barkley is a generational talent with the second overall pick. And that's where he went. Look, I think we all agreed. There has to be a quarterback in the giants future. Whether it's at six or seventeen trade now Cleveland, but it would not surprise me in the least if Dave Gettleman waited until the second or third round to take a quarterback this Dave Gettleman, he created that created, but he he made the term a more of a vernacular in the NFL draft hog molly's when he was the GM of the Carolina Panthers. He loves the big guys to hog mollies. And let's be honest. This draft is going to be decided outside of Kyla Murray. More than anything else about the big defensive lineman in this draft. The hog Molly is on the defensive side of the ball. So depending on your draft grades for your quarterbacks you could take one of those at six and then a quarterback at seventeen it all depends again on your on your draft great. If twain Haskins is highest on the board and draft grades. You don't pass that up. If you have a Dwayne Haskins drew lock. And whatever other quarterback equal in grades. You know, maybe use that seventeen pick baby can trade it up somehow to get one of those guys as I said, this always comes down to grades. Do. You have a choice amongst grades. Are you close enough in quarterbacks where if you don't get one you try and get the other? But we'll see we'll see, you know, one of the biggest changes in from the last two this for Mel was they had the patriots taken Daniel Jones a quarterback, and this one I serve Smith junior the tight end from Alabama going, and that would not be shocking at all you have really three out of the top tight end Hopkinson the kid from Iowa teammate, Noah Fant, and then Smith junior all three likely to go in the first round a three first round tight end to on the same team come on. And what would that tell you as we saw? The patriots jump into the first round and take a running back and Sony Michelle at the end of that. And now to see in the next year three tight ends going. We've talked about this. However, you want to split it. Last year were Quinton Nelson. Went in the top ten in the draft as an offensive guard. We saw roquan Smith going the top ten as a middle linebacker. The middle of the field is worthy. NFL is being built right now. And other teams are starting to catch up to what the patriots have done for years. The way that we've seen teams export that specific area and three tight ends in the first round would hammer that home not denying that. They are guys that are certainly probably more talented than usual tight end groups. We're used to seeing but it's also about value. It's why you see running back taking it to overall by the giants last year. I mean, the other thing is I think they're more interior linemen in this first round then quarterbacks right? Like, a not tackles guards and centers. There are more of those according to males latest mock than there are actual quarterbacks being taken which would be very unusual. So the top five in this new draft that Mel kiper put out is Kylie Murray. Number one of the cardinals Nick both the D N number two to the forty Niners. Number three. Josh Allen the outside backing backer pass rusher going to the jet number four Cornyn Williams. To the raiders and number five guy making a pretty big jump. Devon white going to Tampa Bay at five in the last mock draft he was number eleven to the Bengals now in mel's draft. He is sitting at number five number six twain Haskins seven Joon Taylor. The offense attack from Florida going to Jacksonville sweat, the D N going to the lions at eight Sean, Gary the D N going into the bills from Michigan and TJ Hopkinson. The tight end going to the Broncos at number ten. Here's here's what I wanted to talk to Mel about and one of the issues that I have laid on me big fella with with this draft comes, you know, some some point and one of them is there are few prospects in new first round projection who are making their debuts because of their combine performances. There are four guys who have jumped into mel's first round who weren't out there before again based on the combine combine performances. I don't understand that. I don't I don't understand that. If you wanna say. You looked at the combine to go back and look at tape of them. But to say, they're combine performance jumped them up that doesn't compute to me. Well, I think that's I think that's the assumption though, is because of their performance you went back and look and that. That's fair. That's why I want to ask them. How did this? Make you go back and study them more. Because if you're just basing things off the combine I got a real issue with that. Yeah. I I don't think you would do that or teams. But at the same time, you look at the positions of the majority of the players that would be involved in that. And I think this could be true for teams as well. It's interior offense. It is right. Three interior offensive linemen Terry McLaren the wide receiver, but when it comes to interior offensive lineman. You wanna talk about an area where the scouting grossly lags behind to actually great and overall draft. It's a difficult area for a lot of people to see and understand because you don't have the benefit of a lot of stats. You don't have the benefit of even the combine members necessarily always translating to production. So when those guys go and they paying and they flag in the model somewhere for what they do at the combine. And then you go back and spend some more time looking at a guy like Lindstrom who wasn't going to be a big name. He wasn't like, you know, Gary bradberry from North Carolina State won the Remington award this year. Like that guy was a stud Boston College was a middling. Okay. ACC team this year. So Lindstrom wasn't getting the credit. He deserved even being as good as he is. So you go back now, and even these NFL teams, maybe we're late to the party on some of these guys all of a sudden start giving them an extra. That's why I want to ask I just wanna make sure with Mel that because I'm just reading from the combine performance, and again, let's put a name. To those you mentioned McLaren the wide receiver who is one of the others. Chris Lynch reminder, you just mentioned from Boston College now. Number twenty one to Seattle Eric McCoy interior linemen going number twenty two to Baltimore. Right and the Garrett bradberry. The Senator from North Carolina State who is you mentioned one the Remington award is the best center in the country number thirty one to the LA Rams where they have an aging center, and John John Sullivan. And that was that was one of the things have been saying for the Rams the last couple of years that dynasties been built on the interior. If you land a guy like that good, Lord or you winning out it is. So we'll see how that plays out. Now, the one thing that I find interesting he he has drew lock the third quarterback Mel dozen his latest mock going thirteen in Miami. I'm telling you don't take out Denver at ten in Cincinnati of eleven in play for quarterbacks. I mean. Yeah. Denver made the play for Joe flacco. But John Elway has messed this up a couple of times with all due respect. I mean, that's just outside of getting Peyton Manning. He has not figured out the quarterback spot there at ten they might be in play for quarterback. And you have Andy Dalton with his situation with the Bengals and his contract situation. I, you know, I think that there's a really good chance that they could be in play with a quarterback there, by the way, by the way, Mel kiper Jr's mock draft not the biggest item related to the draft this week. That will have news for you guys. What more on that coming up later? This week
Best of The Herd: Andrew Luck
"Then you go to Andrew luck and the colts. I wanna talk about Andrew luck. I'm I luck is the best quarterback. I've seen out of college. Since like, John Elway that doesn't mean he's going to be end up. The best depends on the support system the coach and all that talk to my audience about because because obviously Andrew luck you one. Of the better players took a roster a rebuilt roster with a battle line and no running game to the AFC championship. What separates luck his humility. I think he's one of those guys when you look at him. He's Andrew luck. Like, he he should be put on a pedestal. But that's not that's so far from the truth with Andrew he does not want to be treated any better than the last guy on the Ross now thank that. Humility piece is what draws everyone to his attention. And aside from that. I mean, he's a heck of a talent as you mentioned. He he has all the twos cerebral ability. I think he's his likeability is just through the roof the one area that I think Andrew has taken a step for this past is being able to adapt his game. You know early on. It was less dropback five seven, oh I wanted to notable deep all the time. And you know, we saw where Gat him he didn't he weren't able to finish some season. So I think he's matured in that level. And I think as some point Andrews gotta take about a horse and star raising his voice. Thank you. I this is my knock on Andrew. He always takes the blame. He is. He is almost to a fault. It's almost false humility. Yes, it is. Okay. Sometimes to call a guy out. So I was there for three years, and I never seen him scream at anyone for given up a sack dropping a catch. I get it. But all it takes is one time. You're not to do it all the time because Chokwe Gado he he didn't want coach. He wanted coaches to coach not just scream and holler. And do all that stuff is because sometimes it doesn't work Andrew's case all it takes is one time by Brady barks about twice a year. Oh, I've played against Brady and Brady will give it to the refs the offensive tackle the running back. The deepest guy. He screaming at everyone when it calls for it. And I think Andrew when he can it's not who he is. You know? So if you understand if Chris Ballard understands that's not who he is you go you go out and get offense Allama who can be Andrews kind of alter ego, and you go solve the
Best of The Herd: 01/16/2019
"I four or five years we were on this big thing for four or five years. I kept hearing this argument. Era. Jurors goat Brady second or Brady one. Rodgers to greatest all time apparently Joe Montana. John Elway never existed. Peyton Manning never existed. I always said. You do get it. Like, Tom Brady's got a room in his house full of trophies. They're not that stupid argument. And then I had something I said something during the middle of this year. And I said the it was perceived as a hot take I said the eight best quarterbacks I've ever seen in my life. It's not just about Super Bowls. This is about talent playoffs records your impact to the league. Your impact in the city. What did you overcome? What did you play with the eight best quarterbacks? I've seen again. There's a lot of different. It's Peyton Manning. Tom Brady Joe Montana. Terry bradshaw. John elway. Dan marino. Aikman and breeze. Now. People said you're just saying Troy Aikman. Oh leadership playing hurt toughness dominating a great division. When Washington giant in Dallas pout, those eight best quarterbacks, but the one that got people worked up is drew Brees was a hot take. Was way Rogers, and I said he's right on the outside right next to Brett farve and Steve Young and maybe Dan Fouts. And isn't it interesting? Mr. I'm crazy hot take. Right. I was whoa. You're and I said, no, let's talk about impact to a city. Whereas Aaron Rodgers was given a championship roster a championship level head coach and championship momentum in front office. Drew Brees was given the Cleveland Browns with a port Katrina bountygate. One guy was given the laughing stock of the league that had one playoff win in the history of the franchise. The other player was given arguably the most iconic franchises in the NFL with championship level players. Great momentum terrific front office. Very good head coach. So that's not close. Also. Let's go through four or five things. If drew Brees wins this weekend and goes to the Super Bowl, and they are favored and most people like the saints. If drew Brees get to the Super Bowl. And if he does against Kansas City or New England that again going to be a field goal game. If drew Brees wins the Super Bowl. And again, they're favored at home this weekend to get their Super Bowl titles against Aaron check breeze. NFL records, not close check breeze impact on a franchise. Drew Brees folks is the saints. To Aaron Rodgers is arguably not the Packers best quarterback ever impact on the franchise is not close leadership qualities. I don't know. One guy has former teammates constantly calling him out one guy is revered where three hundred pound offensive lineman. Literally do we have the tape? This is what happened when an offensive lineman Zack street retired recently for the past eight years I've played in front of the most prolific passer in NFL history. Drew Brees has been the single greatest