Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph in a world of trouble
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway hasn’t exactly been shy about saying what he really feels about the team he’s assembled in 2017. He claimed the team had gotten soft after the losing streak but appeared committed to coach Vance Joseph at the time.
However, things have gotten worse since then. The losing streak has ballooned from five games to eight and Joseph has grown increasingly frustrated and the self-doubt is starting to show, and you almost have to wonder how much more Elway can take before he says enough is enough.
The latest embarrassment came at the hands of the Miami Dolphins. The Broncos got housed 35-9 by a Dolphins team that was in the middle of their own five-game losing streak with double-digit losses in four of those games.
Afterward, Joseph was asked a pretty straightforward question about whether he thought this was a talented roster and he couldn’t even conjure an answer.
“That’s a good question… I can’t speak to our talent. We will see,” Joseph said according to Zac Stevens of BSN Denver.
And while it’s not so surprising that a coach would duck a question that forced him to place blame on either the coaching staff or the players, it is a little bit unnerving that he’s citing ignorance as the reason.
The Broncos clearly have gaping holes on their roster, but this is a team that remarkably similar in composition to the 2016 team that went 9-7 and 24 players on the roster are holdovers from the 2015 squad that won Super Bowl 50. So it’s incredibly hard to say that they altogether lack talent, which lays a sizable portion of the blame at Joseph’s feet.
Perhaps that’s why he didn’t want to be honest with himself and answer the question. However, Elway is certainly going to have to search for the answer to that very question before too long.