broncos67 Posted December 6, 2022 Share Posted December 6, 2022 To be honest, I think it's hard to gauge what our "FO Talent" looks like. None of us are close enough to the innerworkings of the front office or scouting organization. Over the last two years, I would say we've drafted relatively well compared to the Elway years, and we've had decent pro personnel scouting. A modern football organization needs to have marketers. Like it or not, sports are about growing the brand alongside winning on the field. The Broncos have a successful/storied history, loyal fanbase, and a wide reach. They absolutely should have an arm of the FO focusing on growing the brand. As an aside, I don't think any of us will ever know the true story behind the Hackett hire. I personally am skeptical that he was hired to "lure" Rodgers. I think it's more likely he was hired because Fangio's personality and approach to football had run its course, the team wasn't really getting better, and they wanted to turn over a new leaf and bring in more of a players coach. For the record, that's the coach profile most of us wanted at the time. The environment around this team is causing a ton of negativity, and rightfully so, but I do think a lot of people are taking it to the extreme. We have owners with deep pockets. I don't have many doubts that they want to win, if for no other reason than it helps maximize their investment. We're, what, a few months into their ownership term? Way too early to draw conclusions without seeing how they navigate through this current situation. I think Paton is still the right guy for the GM job for now, but he's on shakier ground because of the Russ deal + Hackett hire. As I said before, how he handles this will define his future in Denver. The idiot local shock jock radio hosts who want him fired and Peyton Manning hired as GM are the laziest type of "journalists." 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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