The sickening play of the Denver Broncos in the 2018-’19 season to date has led to plenty of online calls for the firing of head coach Vance Joseph, including a Fire Vance Joseph website and multiple petitions. But by far the most amusing virtual reaction to date has been Faux Vance Joseph, a parody Twitter account that pretends to speak for VJ.
And it's a helluva lot funnier than the real thing.
First place among running gags for the tweets shared since its October 8 debut is Joseph's proclivity for over-praising practices, at which the Broncos apparently look Super Bowl-ready day after day after day.
But also ripe for satire is how unruffled he seems by losing — which makes the intermittent F-bombs and assorted profanities Faux Vance Joseph drops doubly hilarious — and his tendency to soft-peddle the mediocrity of ballers such as first-round-draft bust/holding-penalty machine Garett Bolles no matter how badly they've performed. And that's not to mention bogus Vance's analysis of his own efforts, which even he finds to be putrid.
On a chance for the Broncos to humiliate themselves on national TV twice in five days (by way of a Thursday night match-up against the Arizona Cardinals), it's better to laugh than cry about the team's woes and Joseph's continuing inability to do anything about them. See what we mean by counting down our twenty favorite Faux Vance Joseph tweets to date.
We had a really great practice— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 8, 2018
You hand me Siemian/Lynch and tell me to win games. Wtf. Then you tell me I might get fired and hand me a guy who had one good 1/2 season out of like 5 coming off a blowout in the playoffs and tell me to win with him. I'm not rumplestiltskin, I cant weave gold out of shit— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 9, 2018
It's 1 AM, can't sleep, and Jon Gruden won't even be up for another 2 hours to listen to me talk shit. At least we had a great practice.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 9, 2018
Uh oh. We didn't practice for this weather. No one told me it was gonna snow. I even asked what the weather was gonna be like. They told me it was gonna be a scorcher. Shit.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 14, 2018
I eat a pound of cauliflower before each game. It hasn't been working but I do it anyway.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 14, 2018
Who is worse? Eli or Case? I can't tell— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 12, 2018
GREAT PRACTICE— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 10, 2018
All you fans talking crap couldn't coach yourselves out of a wet paper bag. But neither can I so if anyone reading this can, please let me know because I promised changes but don't know where to begin. I asked the players and they made me cry so I don't remember much.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 10, 2018
Reminder that Bolles got a 9/50 on the wonderlic. I couldn't trust him to figure out 5 ways to break a $20 but I trusted him to learn blocking techniques at an NFL level after only one year of college experience at a real school.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 9, 2018
Quit telling me to run the ball more. I don't know what I'm doing but telling me to do something is just making me second guess myself in not knowing what I'm doing. Practice was great.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 10, 2018
Someone asked me if I was afraid of losing the locker room by benching one of the best performing guards implying my incompetence at addressing the issues. I told him to go fuck himself.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 12, 2018
This whole coaching thing seemed a lot easier on @EAMaddenNFL— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 12, 2018
Why is it snowing? Did Colorado forget how to autumn? God I can't wait till I get fired and move where the weather warns us before this happens.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 10, 2018
Monday: We'll be going back to the film.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 13, 2018
Tuesday: We have to stick to football 101 and execute better.
Wednesday: We had a great practice.
Thursday: We had a great practice. Some guys hurt. Ouch.
Friday: We had a great practice.
Saturday: We had a great practice.
Sunday: We lost.
Watching the film vs @nyjets and good lord we are horrible lol. I would have fired myself and told me to walk home.— Vance Joseph (@FauxVanceJoseph) October 11, 2018
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