Surprisingly, after the Denver Broncos’ loss to the L.A. Rams on Sunday, there didn’t seem to be any sense of urgency about the Broncos free fall. Maybe it’s because many didn’t expect Denver to beat one of the league’s hottest teams, or maybe the Broncos know something everyone else is oblivious to.
Whatever the case might be, fans in the Mile High are fed up and the rain of boo’s that came down on Sunday was a clear indication of their displeasure with the team.
An organization that has prided themselves as the most winningest team in the NFL since Pat Bowlen took ownership has become almost unbearable to watch.
Coach Vance Joseph was hired as the Denver Broncos head coach in January of 2017 but has since lost 15 games to his whopping 7 wins as Denver’s lead guy, a record far more displeasing than Josh McDaniels offered to the fans in 2009 and 2010. Then a young McDaniels went 8-8 in his first season and fizzled to an unremarkable 3-9 before being fired.
There’s no doubt that coach Vance Joseph along with other personnel will be fighting for their jobs come this weekend when the Broncos take on the 1-5 Arizona Cardinals. The Broncos can’t look past a 1-5 team, a mistake they clearly made against the New York Jets who beat the Broncos two weeks ago in New York. Coach Joseph’s days in Denver are numbered, but is it too late and will it be enough to change the direction of this season?
In other sports the Denver Nuggets kick off the regular season against the L.A. Clippers this week. While it’s just the start of the NBA season, Denver fans were elated to see that the Nuggets kicked off the season in the top ten Power Rankings. The Nuggets are a young team with tons of talent and are expected to make a splash this season pressing for a spot in the post season.
The Colorado Avalanche began their regular season last week at home when they hosted the Minnesota Wild and beat them 4-1. Since then, the Avs have beaten the Philadelphia Flyers (at home), and the Buffalo Sabres 6-1 on the road. Colorado lost games to the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 and the Calgary Flames over the weekend 3-2. The Avalanche will travel to Texas, New Jersey, Florida, and Philadelphia this week and next to face the Rangers, Devils, Hurricanes and Flyers before returning home to host the Tampa Bay Lightning.