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For as unimpressive 2017 and most of 2018 have been Youth Connor McGovern Jersey , the Denver Broncos had it much worse in 2010. In his second season as head coach, Josh McDaniels continued to ferret out players popular and replace them. It wouldn’t be McDaniel’s 3-9 record that would get him fired following a loss to Kansas City in week 13 alone, you must also factor in a cheating scandal surprisingly similar to the one that rocked the New England Patriots just a couple years earlier.Interim coach Eric Studesville dropped his first game to the Arizona Cardinals with Kyle Orton under center. Following that week 14 defeat, Studesville finally gave fans what they long-hungered for and made the change at quarterback to Tim Tebow to face the Oakland Raiders. Although the Broncos didn’t beat Oakland, there was movement in an offense that had been largely declared deceased.Then, the day after Christmas on December 26, 2010, the Houston Texans came to Mile High and witnessed Tebow’s first miracle.As with any good miracle story, there needed to be a fair amount of adversity to overcome to make it special. I had the good fortune to be at this game and I remember slumping in my seat high in the upper deck of the north stands as the game went into halftime. Broncos were down 0-17, and there hadn’t been much of anything to get excited about. I may have been downright surly at that point. Then, suddenly, in the 3rd quarter there was life in the Broncos. Running back Lance Ball ripped off a 15-yard run that was quickly followed by a Tebow pass to Jabar Gaffney for 50-yards. A couple of Correll Buckhalter rushes later and a Steven Hauschka PAT, Denver was on the board with 7. The remainder of the quarter would feature a tit-for-tat exchange of field goals , Houston with two and Denver with one.With Gary Kubiak’s Texans up 23-10, Broncos fans started to feel that something special was about to happen when, Tebow again connected with Buckhalter for a 23-yard touchdown. What had been a game wrought with hopelessness had suddenly become a game Denver could actually win. Could this be a come from behind win like we saw in the old Elway days? Could Tebow actually do it?With 3:00 left in the 4th quarter, Tebow scrambled 6-yards for the tying touchdown. Steven Haushka provided the extra point and Denver was in the lead with just minutes left to play. Broncos fans in the stadium got nervous when Texans QB Matt Schaub maneuvered Houston from their 17 to the Denver 40, but then the miracle was complete. Future Bronco Owen Daniels went over the middle for a pass that was hauled in by Bronco Syd’Quan Thompson. To the stadium chanting his name “Tebow, Tebow, Tebow,” Tim commanded the victory formation and the Denver Broncos got their final win of the 2010 season. After years of Jay Cutler let-downs and scandalous cheating Patriots coaches, here was a legitimate come from behind win that showed grit and determination. It was a damn miracle in the darkness of a lost season. The fans needed it. In Tim Lynch’s article following the game, he noted its importance in terms of the belief it instilled in fans. Looking back on his words, the Houston game was where the Tebow legend began. As we’ve seen this week with all the love for Demaryius Thomas following his trade to Houston, you can’t tell the story of Demaryius without the final penultimate act of the Tebow era - that Tebow pass that sealed an overtime victory over the Steelers in the playoffs.This Sunday Denver faces the Texans again at Mile High. Tebow won’t be be there, but the magic that is Mile High will be. Maybe a little belief is all Denver needs to turn this season around. I’m game. Are you?Is it time for the Broncos to move on from John Elway? John Elway is notorious for having no Plan B. When the opportunity arose to sign Peyton Manning Royce Freeman Jersey , Elway knew he must go all-in. When the team was embarrassed in Super Bowl XLVIII, he knew he needed to fix his defense. When the team surrendered in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, he knew he needed a new head coach. All of those decisions led to the Denver Broncos winning Super Bowl 50. As Adam Malnati and I said on the latest MHR Radio Podcast, since Elway screamed, “This one’s for Pat,” it has never been more apparent that Elway has no Plan B that will put this team back on the right course. Given the last three seasons, he has no Plan A either.Fans are right to question whether the Broncos legend has any clue what he’s doing as the current president of football operations and general manager. That is especially true at quarterback, where he’s made repeated epic failures since Manning retired. In that same time period, after Manning, not a single free-agent signing by Elway has paid off. Up until this most recent draft class, Elway has amassed an impressive collection of player busts — not of the statue variety. Elway does share some of the credit for this year’s stellar 2018 draft class with a former head coach who took a role in the front office earlier this year. Speaking of the most recent draft, this was the class to get your franchise quarterback. But there was allegedly only one who caught Elway’s eye: Sam Darnold. That highlights something that doesn’t wash. As a player, Elway never left anything to chance. He made the impossible happen no matter the circumstances. But Elway hasn’t followed that approach with the quarterback position post-Manning. Other than the move he made to acquire Paxton Lynch Authentic Case Keenum Jersey , Elway has followed a sit-back-and-relax strategy. We watched the New York Jets jump over Elway and the Broncos to get the quarterback Elway was fond of. There were no bold moves. He didn’t do what the franchise needed by acquiring a rookie quarterback who could lead the team into the future. Instead, he pinned his hopes on another trash quarterback who will likely have a short-lived role with the team. Then there’s Elway’s decision to not only hire Vance Joseph, but bring him back for this season. And what about the decision to jettison Wade Phillips in favor of Joe Woods?It would have been easier to list the things Elway has done well since Manning retired. Bringing Gary Kubiak to the front office is about the only thing I can think of, and I’m not sure that was Elway’s decision. There is no doubt the Broncos need to fire Joseph and get his incompetence as far away from the franchise as possible. Might as well give Woods the axe as well. As for who replaces Joseph, go with Tom McMahon, who has coordinated the only functional unit for Denver since training camp. Allow McMahon to do for the Broncos what he’s done for the special teams. Once the season is over, go all-in on hiring Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo as the next head coach. That’s only the start — Denver needs to contemplate moving on from Elway. There has been talk about moving Kubiak back down to the field to replace Joseph. However, Joseph is merely a symptom of the larger affliction. Joseph didn’t hire himself, bring him back for a second season or make all of these horrible personnel decisions. That rests with Elway. The other aspect to consider in all of this: Will a new head coach, who wants the ability to make personnel/roster decisions, be able to coexist with Elway? There was a time not that long ago where this rank failure would be unacceptable. Moves would be made to correct these constant embarrassments. Since Manning retired, Elway has been given the benefit of the doubt time and time again. That tends to happen when your legendary resume includes a Super Bowl win and playing in two Super Bowls in three seasons — not to mention a Hall-of-Fame playing career. But in a “what have you done for me lately league,” Elway couldn’t lead the Broncos in the right direction with a compass Youth Jared Veldheer Jersey , map and tour guide to assist him. This all reminds me of the “lifetime contract” Mike Shanahan had in Denver. Pat Bowlen still made the tough but necessary decision to move on from the coach who brought the first two Super Bowl wins to his franchise. That’s the bigger issue right now: Mr. B is no longer there to make the tough decisions. There is no leadership at the top. For all intents and purposes, the Broncos are a headless horseman. If Bowlen were around, he would know the move that needs to be made, and he would make it no matter how tough or unpopular it may be. If it needed to happen, he would move on from Elway. The MHR Radio Podcast is now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher, TuneIn and a few other podcast hosts. Please subscribe to the one that fits your fancy, and also rate and review what you hear.

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