Fifty years ago in 1967 the Denver Broncos were horrendous, Floyd Little played his rookie season, and the Broncos beat the then Boston Patriots in their first game of the season. The Broncos went on to win two more games that season but managed to record the worst stretch of losses in Broncos history that season losing 9 straight games. That season the Oakland Raiders lead the division at 13-1; Kansas City was 9-3; and the then San Diego Chargers were 8-5.
Fast forward to the 2017 season to today’s Denver Broncos where they currently sit at 3-9 with 4 games remaining, not to mention one game behind the franchise record loss of 9 straight. The difference of course, is the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl two years ago and a great majority of players that played in that game are on the field today. So why is Denver so bad? Fans can give you about 1000 different reasons why their beloved Broncos are unable to break free from this string of losses.
Next week the Denver Broncos host the New York Jets at Mile High, yet again in hopes of ending this horrendous free fall. The Broncos are hemorrhaging and nothing seems to stop the bleeding, while fans are calling for the heads of players and coaches alike. Just this week the New York Giants announced the firing of Coach McAdoo shortly after he made the decision to bench Eli Manning for the less perennial Geno Smith. While New York fans reveled in the departure of McAdoo, Denver fans waited for the other shoe to drop, a shoe that never dropped. Denver’s brass has made it clear that whatever mess coaches and players have put themselves in is something they need to get themselves out of.
So if you’re expecting some bold headlines about Denver moving on from an important roll within the organization, don’t hold your breath because any major changes appear to be on hold until the end of the season…or at least until the Broncos tie their all time worst.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls last Thursday night and the L.A. Lakers on Saturday night at Pepsi Center. Denver unfortunately lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night 122-105. The Nuggets’ next 5 games are at home against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at 6 p.m., the Orlando Magic Friday night at 5 p.m., the Indiana Pacers Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., the Detroit Pistons next Tuesday night at 5 p.m., and Boston Celtics next Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m.