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AnAngryAmerican


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe Ellis makes me sick.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9471006/denver-broncos-president-joe-ellis-says-apologies-dui-arrests-ring-hollow

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"Well, we handle those things internally," Ellis said. "When they become external, then we deal with them."


WTF does that mean? Maybe, Joe, had you not tried to sweep Heckert's arrest under the rug and dealt with it when it happened, Russell wouldn't have been blowing a .246 and crashing into police cars.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AnAngryAmerican wrote:
Joe Ellis makes me sick.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9471006/denver-broncos-president-joe-ellis-says-apologies-dui-arrests-ring-hollow

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"Well, we handle those things internally," Ellis said. "When they become external, then we deal with them."


WTF does that mean? Maybe, Joe, had you not tried to sweep Heckert's arrest under the rug and dealt with it when it happened, Russell wouldn't have been blowing a .246 and crashing into police cars.


That's really disgusting. Talk about mismanagement. Here's my favorite quote:
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"a disturbing pattern of irresponsible behavior"


That should refer specifically to the boondoggle that Ellis has overseen. Is he really that stupid to think that Heckerts DUI would never be made public?

I'm not excusing the actions by either Heckert or Russell, but the FO's failure to act in a responsible, decisive and timely manner has greatly exacerbated the problem.

An "indefinite suspension without pay" pending court results would have been appropriate for Heckert on June 12th. That would also fall in line with similar league penalties.

I'll shut up now, I'm just on a rant, but for any of you aspiring to management positions, here's a perfect example of what not to do. Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again Broncos appear to drop the ball. Punishment should have been handed out latest by Friday morning today. You want to get this out of the news cycle as quickly as possible. The longer you pro long deliberation on this story the worse it is for the franchise. Get this thing over with already!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like the Broncos will announce punishments on Monday.

If the team doesn't punish, the league will.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000217691/article/broncos-to-discuss-matt-russell-tom-heckert-discipline-monday
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Punishments will mirror imo, wouldn't stun me if they suspend them for the whole season, and then bring them back in for the free agency/draft period. Makes sense to punish them during the season imo
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe Ellis wrote:
When Matt returns will basically be up to Matt. But the suspension will not be days or weeks, it will be months.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's move talk of the arrest and subsequent suspension HERE
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