The case for firing Joseph
The feeling of losing is an inescapable pain. The ugly reality is, over the last two years the Broncos have lost far too much for what this organization can tolerate.
Let’s list some reasons Joseph should be fired.
- 11-18 record in 29 games is unacceptable (exceptionally poor road record)
- The team often has looked undisciplined and unprepared
- Broncos have been exploited strategically
- Poor execution late in games
- Clock management issues in clutch situations
- Players appeared to quit or play uninspired in 2017 at times
- Lengthy losing streaks
- Understanding the team’s strengths and weaknesses
- Overconfidence in underperforming players
The previous slide shows that Joseph has indeed done some things right while in Denver, but adding up many of the negatives into one list certainly paints a clear picture of why fans want to move on to the next head coach.
Joseph has not been inept but far too often the Broncos have been out-coached, out-maneuvered, and overmatched going into games.
As a result of the Broncos’ lack of preparation, the team has looked really bad in a significant percentage of their road games, leading to the majority of their losses over the past two years.
There are other reasons Joseph could be fired when looking at him under a microscope in specific games. His clock management has often been questionable and the Broncos have often played into their opponent’s strengths in clutch situations.
Take this past Sunday for example. Denver’s opportunity to score from the one-yard line with a first-and-goal followed with four pass play calls. That is unbelievable considering how well the team has run the ball all year, even though they were struggling to win at the line of scrimmage against the 49ers.
Fortunately for the Broncos, DaeSean Hamilton caught a touchdown pass on fourth down. Unfortunately, it was an exposé of the team’s inability to identify its own strengths and weaknesses, and simply live and die by your greatest strength.