Posted Sat Nov 27th by Ian Henson
Someone needs to point out that not only are the Denver Broncos going the wrong directing as an organization, they’re about to lap themselves. Even when the Broncos are losing they figure out a way to lose more.
By now most if not all fans are aware of the fact that an employee of the Broncos (apparently Steve Scarnecchia [pictured left]) had taped a portion of the San Francisco 49ers pregame walk through at Wembley Stadium on October 30th (the day before the 49ers faced the Broncos in London).
There have been statements released by Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, head coach Josh McDaniels, and Chief Operating Officer Joe Ellis (with NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash).
Amongst fans the chatter is basically about the continued employment of McDaniels. Some would say that Scarnecchia likely didn’t act on his own, there are even allegations that someone within the Broncos’ organization themselves blew the whistle on this entire thing.
The NFL, decided that Scarnecchia did in fact act alone, following their investigation. However, the NFL did fine McDaniels $50,000 as well as hitting the Broncos organization with the same fine. McDaniels received the fine due to the fact that he dragged his feet in reporting the incident to Bowlen.
There in lies the ticking time bomb, if in fact someone within the organization did tip off Bowlen and Ellis and that someone wasn’t McDaniels then friends, we have a problem. We actually have a few, one in that McDaniels has (at least) someone within the staff that wants him out and this situation will only make things worse and another problem being that McDaniels and his ego likely won’t be able to let this one slide.
Dangerous grounds here and a public relations nightmare for Denver, these aren’t the Broncos we grew up on and loved… Where did it go wrong?