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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 15: Kareem Jackson #22 and Melvin Gordon #25 of the Denver Broncos react to a 37-12 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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The Broncos have lost the high standards by which they once operated

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To say the Broncos are hard to watch right now, well, that’s an understatement.

I know what you’re thinking, “DeHuff, do one of your amazing voices and make me feel all warm and special inside.” Well, maybe I’ll do that later – if you’re good.

Back to the Broncos. Zach Bye tweeted out a sad stat:

In any good company, consistency and leadership are important if they want achieve success. In order to become a better company, they need to improve. In order to improve, they need a solid plan, mixed with proper execution by those in leadership roles.

To trim it down a bit, let’s look at a person like you.

As a child, you tried over and over again to develop. Whether if it was walking, talking, going potty, drawing, playing games – you get the idea – but you, under the lead of your parents, established a routine of development and you became, well, better. Hooray for you!

To circle back to the Broncos, they are stuck in the corner, wetting their pants, babbling, and barely able to put one foot in front of the other.

As a fan, I want them to fix their problems and improve, ASAP. That’s what any good company would desire to do.

If a company isn’t moving in the proper direction, improvement plans are set into place and activated. While I know every company is different, I think most of us can agree that once a problem is identified in a company, those in charge fix it and try to put protocols in place so that those problems don’t show up again. And you sure as heck don’t wait four years to try and correct it.

Now, the Broncos have fired coaches, brought in new talent and all the usual stuff. So why do they still struggle?

I’m always on a rollercoaster of blame. Right now, I blame Drew Lock and his bad decision making.

But is it really Drew Lock?

Some might say Lock’s problems are a result of a bad offensive line. If a quarterback doesn’t have time to throw, or if there are no holes for a running back to run through, it just makes execution of plays difficult.

You could also say the Broncos’ issues are mostly coaching related. That makes sense, too. If they’re not getting the players prepared properly and calling bad plays, it’s hard to blame the guys in the jerseys.

Is the problem even higher? Upper management? The people manipulating the pieces of the team?

John Elway and Joe Ellis are who I’m pointing at, and they’re sitting at the top of the stinky hill of garbage. Garbage being our beloved Broncos, if you didn’t know where I was going.

Who is holding their feet to the fire? Is the lack of ownership crippling this once mighty franchise? Well, the answer appears to be yes.

You can change the game pieces all you want, but if the people in charge are picking the wrong ones on a consistent basis, nobody is disciplining their poor moves, and setting the standards that can lead to greatness – well, that just makes them destined to be one thing – consistently bad.

I invest my time to the Denver Broncos every Sunday, and I expect more out of them. Just like if I go to a sandwich shop and order an Italian Sub. I expect it to be delicious. And if they served me a dog turd in between slices of freshly baked bread and called it a good product, I would not be pleased. It’s still a dog turd sandwich.

I’m tired of the turd sandwich that is the Denver Broncos. We all deserve better. The players deserve better.

I’m not calling for anymore to be fired. I’m not calling for the Broncos to be perfect. I’m calling for them strive for greatness, like in years past. Identify what their weaknesses are and develop them into strengths.

I’m calling for them to sell the team. The Denver Broncos need an owner again. I said that in my Cowboy DeHuff voice. You’re welcome.

I know there’s a lot that must happen before that can take place, but it needs to. Until this team has a solid leader in the owner’s box setting the tone, only darkness is on its horizon.