In other words, he's no longer the Teflon executive — and that's appropriate given what went down yesterday. The Dolphins notched two safeties for the first time in the franchise's history, and Miami coach Adam Gase, an ex-Broncos assistant who worked hand in hand with Manning, let Elway know how he felt about being essentially snubbed as a possible lead dog in Denver by successfully executing an onside kick.
During the fourth quarter. When Miami was ahead by 24 points.
We've noted in this space that Elway's quarterback skill set doesn't seem to translate into detecting the same kind of talent in others, given that he oversaw the drafting of Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, all of whom represent busts to varying degrees. He also anointed coach Vance Joseph and protected him after accusations surfaced that VJ had disrobed, climbed into a woman's bed uninvited and pressed his erect penis against her back in 2004, when he was an assistant coach at the University of Colorado Boulder. And while Joseph isn't wholly responsible for what's happened this season, he has clearly done little or nothing to slow the slide.
Granted, Broncos losses at this point aren't the worst thing in the world, since next year's draft picks will be better for each defeat that accrues. But knowing that hasn't made fans on Twitter any less angry at Elway. See what we mean below.
John elway Fuck you— BroncosCoach (@BroncosEgo) December 3, 2017
Me: John Elway doesn't know what the fuck he's doing@Broncos: We now call this The Process— WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot (@WingDynasty) December 3, 2017
I'm just glad we can't watch Kyle Sloter for 5 games. This is so much better. Fuck you Elway.— S. Jackson (@ScottAJackson) December 3, 2017
Fuck it....bring Tebow back. At least he had motivation for the game. At least he would run the ball HIMSELF and not be afraid to get hit. Fire everyone. Bullshit game. I’ve never been so angry in my life. Elway sucks. Don’t @ me. Don’t like what I said delete me.— Tammy L. Schultz (@TammyLSchultz) December 3, 2017
Elway as delusional as Trump so it makes sense fuck your 118 to 110 or whatever.— indifferent bot (@jont_ebooks) December 3, 2017
gase running an onside kick as a massive “fuck you” to john elway— christmas hamsen (@M5Hansen) December 3, 2017
Elway gets what he deserves. Fuck that man.— Matt Barwick (@therealfoz) December 3, 2017
Bronco country should riot to get VJ fired and I'm tired of hearing john Elway on what players have to do to get a win its not going to happen because of the head coach you chose to coach a veteran team.— 3-9fuck!! Hitthetanker4baker (@MileHIbeauty) December 3, 2017
Fuck they better fire Joseph. This guy was hired for something other than his ability to coach. You might want to unload Elway too.— Fuck-You-Trump (@sjnaus117) December 3, 2017
Hopefully, but I’d be willing to bet Elway will find away to fuck that up considering his draft history.— Steven (@CARRSM11) December 3, 2017