Former Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little had a Hall of Fame NFL career, but his teams didn’t do very much winning.
In Little’s nine seasons with the Broncos from 1967-75, they finished the regular season with a record above .500 only twice—1973 and 1974. During his rookie season they set the franchise record for consecutive losses with 9.
The 2017 Broncos will tie that record if they lose to the New York Jets on Sunday. Little had some advice from afar for the franchise with which he totaled nearly 9,000 yards from scrimmage during his career.
“You have to keep fighting,” Little said to The Denver Post’s Nick Kosmider. “At the end of the day, you have to say to yourself in the locker room, ‘I did what I can do.’ You can’t say, ‘I wish I had …’ or ‘I should have …’ Those two things, as a player, should never be said. You have to do it.”
If a person began watching football in 2017, it would be difficult to believe that the Broncos are only two seasons removed from a Super Bowl championship. They are turning the ball over frequently, and the defense is beginning to show signs of aging.
However, the Broncos have enough talent to be better than 3-9. On Sunday, they will try to avoid going from one of the best teams in franchise history to one of the worst in a short period of time.