Denver Broncos management, pressured to be heard from following the team’s disappointing 2-6 start, finally relented to an interview with The Denver Post during the bye week. Owner Pat Bowlen, as is his growing custom of late, let COO Joe Ellis do all the talking.
The fans aren’t happy. They know it, they hear it. They’re not happy either.
Basically, they gave a whole lot of nothing.
But that might be the point. After a handful of quotes and apologies, the only real nugget of interest may be something Ellis wouldn’t say (emphasis added).
Ellis said Bowlen is in good health, but the team’s owner since 1984 has chosen to step back from the spotlight and let Ellis speak for management. Ellis added that Bowlen is confident McDaniels can turn around the Broncos, but he stopped short of guaranteeing the coach would return next season.
You expect a vote of confidence, as meaningless as it might be. You expect the stock “Josh McDaniels is under contract through 2012.” You don’t expect a no-comment when asked about next year.
Josh McDaniels was just put on notice. Publicly.
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