by Aniello Piro (@MediaByAP)
The Denver Broncos’ embarrassing 27-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football was likely the nail in head coach Vance Joseph’s coffin. The Broncos looked disinterested in what was a pushover victory for the AFC West division rivals.
The loss had ‘Broncos Country’ in a state of disarray, which led to former Bronco Karl Mecklenburg penning a lengthy Facebook post expressing his frustrations with the current state of the team.
Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of Afternoon Drive on Mile High Sports Radio AM 1340 | FM 104.7 had Mecklenburg on the program to discuss his post and what the Broncos should do moving forward if they were to move on from Joseph following the season.
“It’s a lack of growth, a lack of movement in a positive direction,” he said. “It looked for a minute, in the middle of the season, like they were making some progress — and then it fell apart. There are a lot of reasons why that can happen, but the head coach is the guy in charge. There is a body of work over two years of very little change.”
Mecklenburg wants to see the Broncos franchise get back to their winning ways and hold themselves to a higher standard, something that has not been present under Joseph.
“To me, as a leader of an organization, you have to have a hold of your cornerstones of the origination, this is who we are,” he explained. “I don’t think that has ever come out in Vance’s tenure. … It’s all about winning football games, and the team has slid away from that in my mind.”
Click here to listen to the full interview with Mecklenburg, including his thoughts on what traits an ideal head coach should have when coaching in the Mile High City.