Denver Broncos President and General Manager John Elway has seen enough after his protest-distracted team lost ugly to the Buffalo Bills in a game that will likely cost them dearly in terms of playoff seeding.
The Broncos were riding high after demolishing the Super Bowl favorite Dallas Cowboys 42-17 the prior week but that was before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put his seal of approval on mass protests against President Trump and the nation itself.
32 members of Elway’s own team chose to make their racist political views a priority over doing the jobs that they are paid to do, one of them being $114.5 million linebacker Von Miller who was supposed to be a team leader. One wonders if Elway now has seen enough of Miller’s piss-poor decisions to want to claw back some of that coin.
The result of their stupid anti-Trump tantrum – a 26-16 defeat in a game that should have been an easy win and as a Hall of Famer who actually played the game like Elway understands, it was an unnecessary loss that could not only cost the Broncos the division but a postseason berth as well in the highly competitive AFC West. Thanks to the gang of 32, Broncos fans were also given the middle finger and deserve better in consideration to their fanatical devotion to the men in orange.
As a result of the 32 morons who chose to put their rich black athlete privilege before their teammates, Elway came out and said what needed to be said in a statement sent out through the team’s social media communications channels – “Take the politics out of football” and also strongly emphasized the importance of respecting the flag.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 26, 2017
I’m one that believes in standing for the National Anthem, and I’ve always believed that. I believe that this is the greatest country in the world. We are very fortunate to live here, but it’s obviously not perfect. There are a lot of things that need to be corrected, and we will continue to work on those things. I’m one that really believes in standing for the flag. I understand the players and the way they felt from the comments that were made earlier in the week. They felt they had to go down and kneel and that’s up to them. Hopefully as we go forward we can start concentrating on football a little bit more. Take the politics out of football. But I think last week was a good show of unity by the NFL and hopefully this week we can move forward.
Now let’s see if his 32 problem children can get their act together before next week’s critical game against the Oakland Raiders (who also lost due to their lack of attention the game plan) or if he needs to start making a list of salaries to dump in the offseason and spend the money on guys with positive character who are team players instead.
Elway’s statement is leadership of the kind that is sorely lacking from the NFL itself and in particularly from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell who is responsible for this entire fiasco.