The Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies both had seasons to forget in 2020. Both campaigns left their fan bases (and leadership) frustrated … but now what?
For the Denver Broncos, the season just ended over the weekend (with a home loss to the hated Raiders) and much of the frustration felt by the fanbase is fresh … at least about the 2020 campaign. The Broncos just finished their fourth consecutive losing season and, of those four seasons, two have seen Denver finish in last place in the AFC West.
There are plenty of questions about what is to come for the Broncos, especially in light of John Elway’s recent decision to turn over day-to-day team operations to a general manager later this year. Is Drew Lock the quarterback that can be counted on next season? Is Vic Fangio the right head coach for the team? What will happen with the team’s transition of ownership? There is plenty to debate about the Broncos and their future right now.
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The same can be said for the Rockies, who endured their second straight losing season in 2020. After an 11-3 start, the team stumbled to a 26-34 mark. The franchise is facing questions of its own, including what will happen with the contracts of All-Stars Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story. Will one, both, or neither of them be part of Colorado’s long-term plans?
The Rockies and Broncos share a recent history of losing and they also share a lot of questions about their near-future directions. They also share a lot of frustrations, from their fan base … and internally as well.
With that in mind, let’s look at two recent quotes from Broncos and Rockies leaders about their levels of frustration with their franchises.