On Monday Broncos owner Pat Bowlen made his first public comments since he signed a free-agent quarterback named Peyton Manning on March 20th.
While he is steadfast in his support for John Elway and coach John Fox, it was clear the Broncos divisional loss did not sit well with him.
“I’m still ticked off. I’ll be ticked off for a month. They’re tough to get over. Especially when you’re in that position and you have that opportunity.”
“We had a very good football team,” Bowlen said. “A lot of those guys are going to be back. Some of them won’t be. Some will go to other teams or whatever, but I’m very comfortable that the nucleus of this football team will be back.
“I think we learned something. We learned a lesson. I think that lesson will help us. We’ve got to get better. Not in a lot of different areas. Keep the nucleus, but maybe tweak it here and there. But as for the future, that’s up to John. He’s going to tell me what we’ll do. I would be very surprised if we don’t agree.”