John Elway: We have a good enough team around QBs

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The Broncos haven’t named a starting quarterback for the second preseason game, so the date of their announcement of a starting quarterback for the first week of the regular season remains unknown.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday that the competition between Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian has “been very close” to this point in the summer and General Manager John Elway says the team is planning to wait through the third week of the preseason to “see if somebody jumps out at you.” While Elway hopes that happens to make for an easy decision, it doesn’t sound like the ultimate choice will have much effect on the team’s approach to the 2016 season.

“The good thing is we’ve got a good enough team around them,” Elway said, via USA Today. “We’ll be able to run the ball, and we won’t throw them out there and say, ‘You guys have to go win this.’ Do your job, make good decisions and keep the team in position to win. And that’s really all we’re asking of that position right now.”

Elway doesn’t mention the defense, but that’s the other significant part of the plan in Denver for the coming season. While they drafted Paxton Lynch in the first round in hopes that he’ll ultimately be a quarterback who can win games for them, the short-term plan looks more like the defense-heavy one that carried them to the Super Bowl last season and the right quarterback will be the one that does the least to damage that effort.

62 responses to “John Elway: We have a good enough team around QBs

  1. No, you don’t, Elway. With Sanchez or Siemian as the starter, the Broncos will be competing for the #1 overall draft pick.

  2. Johnny johnny Johnny,

    you think your personal ref team is going to carry your anointed behind like they did when Binky was here?

    face it, you were lucky to be along for the farewell tour in the first place. Handing you a win over Pittsburgh was a nice touch.

    _________________________________________

    Must be a Patriots fan.

  3. We saw that last year when “megahead” was clearly carried by that defense and Roger to SB50.

    U can spin it any way you want but alJ exposed him and “peypey” ran into retirement. Leaving 4 Union brothers to fend for themselves.

  4. I love how everyone knocks Elway. I mean his 4 straight division titles and 2 SB appearances w/ 1 W, just don’t have enough credibility?

  5. I think Elway’s short term plan, and his long term plan are the same. Draft well and make smart personnel decisions. That way they’ll never need a QB to wins games all by himself, even though Lynch and Siemian are capable of doing just that. It’s just like when John played. He was always a HOF caliber QB, and he took his team to three super bowls (and lost). Then the team around him got better and he won two super bowls. I don’t think John is planning on changing anything. Why should he? He’s putting trophies in the case and rings on fingers.

  6. Cellar dwellers this year. 8-8 if theyre lucky and dont talk about your defense, you lost Jackson and did not replace him and his sub-par replacement just went down for the year with an ACL tear as well as Trevathan. You will not have nearly as good an offense or defense. SMH The Raiders own you now boys. Get ready to take some lumps and I doubt whoever your starting QB is will be able to take th heat of their pass rush this year. Its gonna be great.

  7. He’s totally right. Two pro bowl recievers, two pro bowl pass rushers, three pro bowl secondary players, Okung is a top tier left tackle.

    All the starting qb winner has to do is keep the car in between the white lines.

    Sorry haters, the Broncos are not going to miss the 34th ranked passer last year. Or the 26th. Maning was done since October 2014. Jackson and Trevathan are rough losses, but the pro bowlers that stayed are more important than the role players that left.

  8. Perhaps the team is good enough, but there isn’t a noodle armed HGH Manning under center for teams to feel obligated to lay down to. Good luck with that 6 to 7 win team.

  9. I can’t wait until the Raiders flop like the Eagles dream team it will be hilarious to hear the excuses the Raider fan base comes up with. They act like a bunch of 30 year old defensive backs are going to carry them to the super bowl.

  10. Mr Ed got credit for building the team that won the Super Bowl and technically, he should have.

    In reality though, he went all in to get PeHGHton Manning thinking that would put them over the top, (even though it was clear to most people that he was finished) but they won the Super Bowl in spite of Manning, not because of him.

    In reality, he’s about as real as PeHGHton Manning.

  11. Barry Bonds has a head the size of a planet and everybody screams “PEDs.”

    Peyton Manning’s head is bigger than that and everybody screams “what a nice guy.”

    SMH.

  12. Do your job, make good decisions and keep the team in position to win. And that’s really all we’re asking of that position right now.”

    Sounds like you are asking your QB to be a game manager. Yet your very own fans hate on game managers like Tom Brady and Alex Smith. I guess they will be hating your QB this year.

  13. Sanchez has a critical flaw, he makes game-losing mistakes when the game is on the line. Just like Matt Cassel.
    Go with Siemian, then you can find out if he is up to the job.

  14. Translation: The QB’s are only allowed to throw it enough to keep opposing defenses from loading the box. Any more than that, and you’re benched.

  15. jjb0811 says:
    Aug 17, 2016 7:37 AM
    I love how everyone knocks Elway. I mean his 4 straight division titles and 2 SB appearances w/ 1 W, just don’t have enough credibility?

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    ppl knock him and the donkeys because anyone with a set of eyes can see they were allowed to play dirty to get there.
    if they followed the same rules, maybe they would get a little respect.
    in the meantime, how long is talibs suspension going to be? oh yeah.. nothing yet so he is allowed to practice with the team. any other team would have already been suspended and would not be allowed to practice. guess it continues to pay to be a donkey. biggest cheaters in the league.

  16. John, the season will show how much of a narcissist you are. When Sanchez starts throwing picks and you will loose
    games. Sorry Bronco fans but your season is doomed.

  17. They won the SB last year with sub par QB play. The D may or may not be quite what it was but it is formidable and if the QB play is even close to adequate it should suffice to get them to the dance where, scheduling and injuries withstanding, almost anything can happen. The champ is the champ until someone else wins it all.

  18. ryann252013 says:
    Aug 17, 2016 8:09 AM
    I can’t wait until the Raiders flop like the Eagles dream team it will be hilarious to hear the excuses the Raider fan base comes up with. They act like a bunch of 30 year old defensive backs are going to carry them to the super bowl.

    ***********************

    I seem to remember those lowly raiders going into pile high and winning the game there last year. I think they got a better team this year too. Good luck donkey lover. You’re going to need it.

  19. Let’s see, the best, deepest, and most talented roster in the league, check. No. 1 defense in the NFL, check. Best coaching staff, check. Five straight Division titles and counting, check. Three No. 1 seeds in the AFC playoffs over the last four seasons, check. Two Super Bowls over the last three seasons, check. Defending Golden Anniversary Super Bowl champs, check. Easiest schedule we have had since the Tebow season, check. Most over-rated pretender challengers in the league (Raiders and Chiefs), check. Yeah, hahaha, the Broncos sound like they are in trouble, not. Can’t wait to start beating the brains out of your team, coming to a stadium near you.
    Trevor Siemian >>>> Jimmy Girrafalo
    Paxton Lynch >>>>> Carson Wentz or Jared Goff and soon to be the best young QB coming into the league.
    Because in Denver, we’re better than you, and we know it….and that includes you, Chowdz.

  20. Sorry Black59, nobody buys it, nobody buys it that Sanchez is even decent, and for sure nobody buys Lynch. Oh by the way, neither do you. Nice try. Again, should’ve tagged the QB not the LB.

  21. Ted still hurtzin from the beating Von laid on his boy last year. Well, sorry to tell you, Brady’s gonna take his suspension the same way he takes it from Miller, lying down like a coward.

    Oh, and watch Kubiak make whoever his qb is better than half the other starters in the league. Remember what he did with Matt “pick 6” Schaub?

  22. Ah yes! Remembering that all these people calling for this years Broncos team to be 8-8 or worse were the same ones saying that the Carolina Panthers were going to trounce the Broncos in the Superbowl. I believe most of the arguments then were that the Broncos defense was not that good. I got a news flash the Broncos defense this year will be better than last years team. Mark it down.

  23. Meh, it worked for them last year. That being said, not sure I’d want to roll the dice again and hope I don’t crap out. The Bears, Ravens, and Bucs, did not repeat with all world defenses. In fact, I’d argue only the Bears were the same or better.

  24. Do your job, make good decisions and keep the team in position to win. And that’s really all we’re asking of that position right now.”

    Um, that’s kinda opposite of what QB Buttfumble does as evidenced by his first preseason game this year, not to mention his last few years after 2 teams gave up on him which kinda explains how he can’t beat out a nobody for the job. But Elway is a “genius” who will magically make Buttfumble Differ his way to a Super Bowl. Riiiiight…..

  25. I seem to remember those lowly raiders going into pile high and winning the game there last year. I think they got a better team this year too. Good luck donkey lover. You’re going to need it.
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    Once again Raider Fans talking about how great they’re GOING to be…still waiting! Hey just get in the playoffs! I’m not even a Broncos fan but the FACTS are the Broncos have owned that Division for awhile…even the Chiefs have been better!!! Less talking more winning!!!

  26. Look at the AFC as a whole. Lots of other teams are having tons of issues. Brady suspended Gronk pulls outta practice.

    Steelers don’t have Bell Bryant and Ladarius Green can’t get on the field.

    Cincy lost there wr core. Chiefs don’t have Justin Houston.!

    Sorry joke land fans but we kicked your bozo coach outta here for a reason. Your joust gonna leap frog 2 teams in your division and peg the dupe owl. Doesn’t happen that way. It’s a process. Ditto for the jags.

    Denver has as good a shot as anyone.

  27. Not only did Elway screw up for letting Osweiler walk in free agency, he overreached for an Osweiler look alike QB in the draft. History will show that Dak Prescott to be a better draft pick than Paxton Lynch.

  28. TedHurtz says:
    Aug 17, 2016 9:17 AM
    jjb0811 says:
    Aug 17, 2016 7:37 AM
    I love how everyone knocks Elway. I mean his 4 straight division titles and 2 SB appearances w/ 1 W, just don’t have enough credibility?

    —————————
    ppl knock him and the donkeys because anyone with a set of eyes can see they were allowed to play dirty to get there.
    if they followed the same rules, maybe they would get a little respect.
    in the meantime, how long is talibs suspension going to be? oh yeah.. nothing yet so he is allowed to practice with the team. any other team would have already been suspended and would not be allowed to practice. guess it continues to pay to be a donkey. biggest cheaters in the league.

    _________________

    Talib will be suspended but we have one of the deepest secondarys in the game dude. Bradley Roby will step in and things won’t change in the backfield one bit.

  29. Hey! Whaddya know?!

    The Donkeys have 3 Superbowl Rings and 3 separate cheating scandals.

    One for each Ring!!

    *****Asterisks for each one*****

    #tainted***

  30. “I love how everyone knocks Elway. I mean his 4 straight division titles and 2 SB appearances w/ 1 W, just don’t have enough credibility?”

    His acceptance of payments under the table to cheat the salary cap both SB years cost him that credibility.

  31. Hey! Whaddya know?!

    The Donkeys have 3 Superbowl Rings and 3 separate cheating scandals.

    One for each Ring!!

    *****Asterisks for each one*****

    #tainted***
    ____________________________________
    Hey Bub, who cares. We got 3 rings more than your team. Hurt’s, dont it?

  32. The trick is to pay the stars under the table to circumvent the salary cap. That’s how you won your two Super Bowls, Johnny Boy. Truth hurts.

  33. When the NFL hand picks refs known for favoring Denver (15-0 all time with the AFCCG and SB refs) AND strategically placing a rabid Denver fan in the replay booth during the SB then your QB can stink and you can still win.

    Another example of the biggest cheats in the NFL getting away with whatever they want. Salary cap creating, Vaseline slathered all over their uniforms, rampant PED regimens, illegal chop blocks systematically taught with the intent to injure just to name a few…

  34. Biff may have gotten lucky last year with sub par QB play but luck is a fleeting thing and “good enough” won’t do it.

  35. It’s fun to see Donks fans pump their chests and they should….they are the SB champs. But let’s not forget, they have won the same number of SBs this millennium as Tampa Bay…. Let’s not get carried away….

  36. I wish we had those “hand picked refs” you’re talking about against the Seahawks. But I suppose you have an excuse at the ready to explain why the league wanted them to win that year, lmao.

  37. Mr. Ed’s childish streak comes through again. Osweiler failed to follow the script, so I’m gonna show him we never needed him. Look at the Broncos’ record with journeyman QBs like Buttfumble Sanchez. Rest of Goodell Football League (GFL) to Elway: Thanks for the gift!

  38. There’s no way Elway was ever going to pay Osweiler franchise QB money. Whether it’s Sanchez or Siemian under center in Week 1, Kubiak won’t have an issue pulling them for poor performance. Even if Denver starts off at 0-3 (vs CAR, vs IND, @CIN) as I predict–they’ll be able to right the ship and make a push for the division crown with 9 or 10 wins. Don’t be surprised if Lynch plays sooner rather than later.

  39. Classic arrogance from Elway. Horrible drafter, terrible at money management.

    I remember when he was gushing over what a steal Montee Ball was 3 years ago.

    LMAO

    Buying up free agents, cheating the cap again and using CHinese Roids with Gomer’s connection is not impressive.

  40. I don’t think this team will win back to back championships but they aren’t falling off the side of the Rockies either. 10 wins and a three seed sound about right. Just try not to die of heart failure when Sanchez wins and loses you a game three times a game.

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