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Elway on offseason issues: “We’re all human”


The first day of training camp is supposed to be a celebration.

But for Broncos boss John Elway, presiding over a rash of off-filed issues this offseason, getting a fresh start is going to take some time and some cleaning up.

In addition to two of his top personnel men getting DUIs, they’re now faced with the possibility of a suspension for linebacker Von Miller.

“There are times when unfortunately, we’re all human,” Elway said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “When you have an organization of this size, some people are going to make mistakes. My feeling is face the problems, hopefully get the problem fixed. You want to be human about this, but also make sure people understand this is not what we’re about.

“But today we’re back to football. And that’s the best thing. In my job, just like this team will go through adversity this year, we went through some adversity in the front office. And we’ll deal with it, handle it and hopefully better for it.”

Director of player personnel Matt Russell was suspended indefinitely after his arrest, which included hitting two cars (one a police car) and having a 0.246 blood alcohol content. Director of pro personnel Tom Heckert didn’t hit anyone, but he blew a 0.162 nearly seven hours after his arrest.

“I was disappointed in them,” Elway said. “They’re better than that. They know that, and I know that.”

Elway said after originally considering bringing in outside help, but has elected to just spread the responsibilities around until Heckert returned.

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16 Responses to “Elway on offseason issues: “We’re all human””
  1. ccjcsr says: Jul 25, 2013 4:10 PM

    Just say they were all dumb!

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 25, 2013 4:11 PM

    Thanks for the biology lesson?

  3. fafaflunky says: Jul 25, 2013 4:11 PM

    i thought elway was a horse

  4. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Jul 25, 2013 4:17 PM

    Elway took the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl championships and appeared in 5 total Super Bowls and he’s really done a hell of a job in the front office, getting hired when the team was at the bottom of the league.

    The Drive still hurts, but props to him.


  5. elwayfanj says: Jul 25, 2013 4:17 PM

    Exactly right

  6. jcmeyer10 says: Jul 25, 2013 4:22 PM

    He’s right but it’s not like these guys blew a .10 and just touched the yellow line.

  7. agelardi says: Jul 25, 2013 4:23 PM

    Yes but most of us try NOT to make really bad life decisions.

  8. koolaidcircusbeast says: Jul 25, 2013 4:31 PM

    Not everyone can handle the effects of ketamine you, John.

  9. ambitoos says: Jul 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    Hey Elway. Would you feel the same had they killed someone?

  10. jjackwagon says: Jul 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    He has already issued his “official” statement on these situations. Why doesn’t he shut up about it and let it go away? Every time he makes another comment the media thinks it needs to run right out and make a big deal out if it. AGAIN!!!

  11. vaphinfan says: Jul 25, 2013 5:42 PM

    We knew that from your super bowl preformances Elway. Thank you Terrel Davis

  12. gloryfromheaven says: Jul 25, 2013 5:42 PM

    Hey Elway. Would you feel the same had they killed someone?


    Obviously there’s a difference between being a human and being a complete maniac…

  13. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Jul 25, 2013 6:00 PM

    …….some of us have horse faces though

  14. milehigh85 says: Jul 25, 2013 8:08 PM

    Ok, a while back there was a poll on this site asking if they should get rid of the comments. I voted no. I am changing my vote. 95% of the comments made here are absolutely ridiculous. “Elway is a horse face” “Megahead this” “Megahead that” I swear I have to sift through 2 tons of bs to find an intelligent, lucid comment that is on topic!
    Anybody else feel the same?

  15. j0esixpack says: Jul 25, 2013 9:27 PM

    I agree with Elway – Kindof pointless to blame him and the organization for the bad personal choices of others.

    Of course that doesn’t stop those jealous of the Patriots’ success from hypocritically doing exactly that.

  16. broncomane2012 says: Jul 25, 2013 11:57 PM

    It is frustrating that all of this outside BS is making its way to the headlines on such a regular basis now. This realty show that the media makes the NFL into would be better off sticking to the positive performances by the players in camp today, not scrambling for every piece of bad press they can find on a relevant team.

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