and we're not impressed by a team that can't build a dynasty. broncos and giants may have beaten us (i mean we go to the super bowl and AFCCG so many times we are bound to lose few), but they are notch or two below NE in the NFL pecking order.
Then why is your team 1-3 vs the Broncos in the playoffs during the Bellichek/Brady Era?
Patriot Fans: "We can beat everybody, were the best!!!!"
Denver Fans: " The Broncos are 2-0 vs your team in the biggest game we can play"
Patriot Fans: "So, we have a better Superbowl record!!!"
Denver Fan: We cant play each other in the Superbowl, the biggest game we can play is the AFCCG, and we own your team!"
no, but elway played the 1997 and 1998 seasons under the deferred payment plan. he signed his new contract a few months before he turned 36 in june 1996. already an old man, the new arrangement arguably influenced his decision to be in uniform for 1997 and 1998 seasons. if bowlen told him "we don't have the money you are looking for past 1996," elway probably retires. But if bowlen says, "we can pay you top $ but you won't get the money until a few years later," it changes everything.
NEW YORK -- The Denver Broncos have been fined $950,000 and
will lose their third-round pick in next year's NFL draft for
circumventing the salary cap between 1996-98.
The penalties were levied Thursday following an agreement
involving the league, its union and the team. The violations included agreements between the team and several
players to defer salary payments with interest and an agreement not
to waive a player before a certain date. Both raised issues with
accounting for the salary cap.
In addition to the penalties against the team, the NFL said an
agent for a former player agreed to donate $100,000 to charity.
Neither the agent nor the player was identified
so when tommy got nailed cheating by having his balls deflated...did the league with the union...AND THE TEAM reach an agreement on tommys penalty?...no
As much as I enjoyed the Seahawks dismantling of the doncos 3yrs ago. My favorite is super bowl 22, when the doncos took a 10 -0 lead over the doug william led redskins and then Williams led the redskins to 42 unanswered points for a 42-10 victory.
Don't forget, too, that Denver was driving and could have been up 13 or 17 to 0 before all HELL broke loose!