Posted Thu Feb 17th by Ian Henson
What is this?
Both John’s (Fox & Elway) would do well to learn from recent history.
Josh McDaniels came in and traded Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, a first round pick (and that player he acquired) and Tony Scheffler.
Now with a new Executive Vice President of Football Operations and Head Coach the Denver Broncos could possibly let Champ Bailey walk too?
No seriously… Why?
Fans are already organizing a march on Invesco Field at Mile High on Facebook. The invite was launched and immediately had 24 confirmations, at the time I am typing this now (roughly an hour later) it has doubled. You can join the rally here (Facebook account required).
How short can the Broncos’ brass memories be? In the words of the immortal Tupac Shakur, “We’ll burn this b—- down get us p—ed.”
And they will (even if they win).
It doesn’t matter how many @JohnElway tweets we get per week, if the team can’t keep their best player this whole transparency thing is all for nothing. There is absolutely no sense in losing the only current player on their defense that can change a game; Klis, Paige, Legwold aside the Broncos need to hear us. Not our “representatives” in the only paper in Denver.
Fans wanted Josh McDaniels out, the Broncos reacted. Fans wanted Tim Tebow to start, the Broncos listened. Now the fans wants Bailey re-signed and who knows better than the fans?
As I was publishing it seems @JohnElway has spoken:
“We’ve been working with Champ Bailey’s representative this week on a new contract, which is an important priority of us… Our conversations have been constructive, and we’ll continue those talks in the hopes that we can reach an agreement. Champ’s an elite player who means a great deal to our entire organization and our fans. We want Champ to finish his Hall of Fame career as a Denver Bronco.“
Once again, the fans have spoken and the Broncos have heard us.
Now all they need to do is pay Bailey what he wants (seems so simple, we could just armchair this entire thing couldn’t we?).