If John Elway is game to lead the troubled Broncos on another big comeback, then is team executive Joe Ellis doomed to be sent packing to the showers?
Franchise owner Pat Bowlen needs a hero he can trust to clean the slime and restore the Broncos' good name. Is Dove Valley big enough for both Elway and Ellis? Can Bowlen have more than one right-hand man?
There was a cold, empty feeling Tuesday morning at team headquarters, where the Broncos now suffer from the double whammy of a leadership vacuum and a credibility gap. Fired coach Josh McDaniels had left the building. Bowlen was in hiding.