Broncos are doing the right thing, realizing Sean Payton needs the coaching team

Over and over again, this crazy coaching carousel spiraled out of control for 35 days, with the Broncos chasing them until CEO Greg Penner finally stepped down, came to his senses, and hired Sean Payton, the most qualified candidate to teach quarterback Russell Wilson how to play again. to drive.

I will stand up and applaud this move by the Broncos as soon as my head stops spinning.

As Penner found out the hard way, it’s much easier to sell 1.5 billion pounds of bananas at Walmart in a year than it is to acquire one solid professional football coach in a month.

But once the dust settles and heads are clear, as DeMeco Ryans makes his wife happy by taking a gig in Houston and Jim Harbaugh continues his never-ending game of footsie with NFL worshipers, two things will become clear at the end of this bumpy , often circuitous route. traveled the insanely wealthy Waltons to hire a veteran coach with a Super Bowl ring to end seven long years of Broncos Country misery.

No. 1: It’s never too late to do the right thing.

No. 2: Payton was the best man for the job from the jump.

So what took so damn long?

I blame Broncos general manager George Paton, the dork who foolishly gave Wilson a $245 million contract extension before the quarterback threw his first bad interception in a Denver uniform.

If the price of acquiring Wilson from Seattle in a trade hadn’t been so high, with a wealth of future draft picks being shipped to the Seahawks, hiring Payton would have been a no-brainer. Instead, the Broncos wandered and wavered, wavering and hesitating when New Orleans suggested that not one, but two first-round draft picks would be needed to release Payton from his contractual obligations to the Saints.

So the Broncos chased Harbaugh all the way to Michigan, courting a diva who would rather be chased than caught. Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief that Harbaugh didn’t say yes-no-maybe to Penner, because those kind of commitment issues are the last of the slack a Broncos franchise needs that’s been hard to keep up lately.

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