So John Elway and Tony Romo walk into a congressional event …
That could be the setup for a cheesy political joke, but for our purposes it’s the setup for a football conspiracy theory. Elway, the Broncos’ general manager, and Romo, the Cowboys’ former starting quarterback, went to Washington last weekend to watch Donald Trump take the presidential oath of office. Somehow, the two wound up at an event for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Denver was in disarray at that time because of the way then-head coach Josh McDaniels had run the franchise the previous two seasons. McDaniels tried to copy the blueprint that his mentor Bill Belichick created in New England and failed miserably at all levels. Among his flaws was treating staff members and other Broncos employees poorly, which would have gotten overlooked had McDaniels won enough.
Following a 6-0 start to his coaching career, McDaniels lost 17 of his final 22 outings before getting fired with four games left in the 2010 campaign.
Elway, who was brought back to the franchise by ailing team owner Pat Bowlen, faced a daunting task in his first NFL front-office job. Elway needed to fix the Broncos both behind Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys the scenes and on the field while restoring the luster the club enjoyed during his 16 seasons at quarterback.
Elway did it all.
One of the first things Elway did was tear down the walls that McDaniels had built inside Broncos headquarters separating the football and business staffs. Elway intentionally Cheap Islanders Jerseys placed his office squarely in the middle of both departments to create a sense of unity that still permeates Dove Valley to this day.