have y’all noticed a concerted effort from the front office to target players that have been mostly healthy throughout their careers? melvin gordon isn’t the picture of health, but he’s been mostly available throughout his career. casey and glasgow have barely missed starts in their career. vannett is unspectacular but he’s been healthy throughout his career.
something else i’ve noticed is that people are a lot less harsh on elway these days. before lock’s 5 starts, elway was frequently criticized by the national media. now they’ve shifted their criticism onto dave gettleman, ryan pace, and bill o brien (……).
most fanbases tend to side with the players over the front office, but broncos fans are in a unique position- not just in football but likely across all sports- where their decision-maker is an all time great and the best player in franchise history, so we’re probably more emotionally invested than most when elway gets criticized, so it’s good that the heat is off him (for now).