Since John Elway became chief of football operations there has been a type of buzz around Denver — one that has been missed since number seven suited up for games to lead his well known offense, Shannon Sharpe, Terrell Davis, Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith out to battle for four quarters.
Believe it or not, today, Elway plays a much more important role, one that gives him the power to start and end careers faster than you can say “The Drive.”
Big things have happened since the hiring of number seven to lead the front office in Dove Valley. The first was the decision to part ways with the highly touted Tim Tebow to make way for one of, if not “the best,” quarterbacks of all time, Peyton Manning. And why not, one legendary quarterback hiring another sounds like a movie in the making … well maybe not that far. But despite Elway’s controversial decision to let go of the Miami golden child for the “goat” from Indy was epic in professional sports’ standards.
Elway apparently wasn’t quite done making provocative decisions this off-season. On Tuesday, the chief of football operations announced that general manager Brian Xanders and the Denver Broncos have decided to part ways. Surprisingly, despite Xanders title, he rarely had any last say in personnel decision during his career in Denver. In fact, during Mike Shanahan, Josh McDaniels and Elway’s management, Xanders had very little impact at all regarding personnel.
It’s apparent that Mr. Elway isn’t here to please people, but rather to build the Denver organization back into a Super Bowl contender and providing fans a team that Denver can be proud of.
In other sports: The Denver Nuggets fell 3–1 to the Lakers after losing game four at the Pepsi Center on Sunday evening. Denver won the previous game at Pepsi with double teams on the overpowering Andrew Bynum, who has been the key factor in Denver’s failure or success against L.A. Denver will travel to L.A. for game five of the series in hopes of making it to game six, which would be played in Denver on May 10 — time TBD.
The Colorado Rockies have been up and down so far this season with hot bats but questionable starting pitching. The Rockies are under .500 at 12 – 16 losing four straight to the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres. San Diego hosts the Rockies at Petco Park through Wednesday.