Mike Klis of the Denver Post does a weekly mailbag feature. This morning, Walter Friend of Colorado Springs wrote in saying this:
“First of all, with the defense broken and the offense fine, Josh McDaniels runs off the Pro Bowl quarterback .Then McDaniels stockpiles running backs through free agency. We give him a B-plus for that. Brian Dawkins is a good move; give him an A for that. Then it’s draft weekend. Glaring need: D-line. So McDaniels … drafts six out of 10 on offense! And zero on D-line. Yes, he got some good players. Knowshon Moreno will be good right away. But what’s the plan for defensive line? I cancelled my season tickets.”
This gentleman makes some valid points until he spewed out that he cancelled his season tickets. I hope he cancelled them on account of this country’s economy rather than the team. Just because your head coach of 14 years gets fired, your young Pro Bowl QB gets shipped to Chicago, and your team drafts more offense than defense after being ranked at the bottom of the defensive standings does not mean you should hide your head as a Broncos fan. Now is the time for fans to stand up and be proud. Do you think a Packers fan or Raiders fan is going to do it for us? No.
What kind of fan trades in his/her tickets when he/she doesn’t like what the team is doing? Not one that has orange and blue running through their blood. Look at the Lions. You would think that they would have 13-14 season ticket holders left on their list. Combine the Lions 0-16 season with Detroit’s horrible economy and you would think Ford Field would look like Kansas during a bomb scare. Yet, they still have a 2-year wait list for season ticket holders, and they even have season ticket holders that commute from Chicago to see their team play.
Now is not the time to hide our heads, fans. And Walter Friend, you’re not a Friend of mine until you stand up and be proud of your team despite the major roster overhaul.