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  • Denver Broncos fire Brian Xanders

    http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...er-three-years
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    Broncos Fire GM Brian Xanders

    http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...er-three-years

    Barely a week after the NFL draft, the Broncos today fired general manager Brian Xanders, according to an NFL source. Xanders was in his fourth year in the position.

    Xanders helped spearhead the Broncos' draft in 2011, but executive vice president John Elway took on a more prominent role this year after getting his feet wet in his first year on the job.

    Xanders came to the Broncos as assistant general manager in 2008 under head coach Mike Shanahan. He was promoted to general manager the next season and served in that role under head coach Josh McDaniels before working alongside Elway and head coach John Fox last season. Xanders worked 14 years with the Atlanta Falcons in a variety of coaching, player personnel and football operations positions.

    Xanders' main contribution to the franchise was his involvement in the 2011 draft, which was a consensus among Xanders, Elway and Fox. The Broncos chose linebacker Von Miller with the No. 1 pick in that draft and Miller won defensive rookie of the year. That class went downhill from there, however. The Broncos took safety Rahim Moore and right tackle Orlando Franklin in the second round. Denver took middle linebacker Nat Irving in the third round, safety Quinton Carter and tight end Julius Thomas in the fourth round. Other than Miller, Franklin was the only significant contributor to the team this past season.
    Maybe this draft wasn't so smooth after all.

    The questionable value of the trades probably did not help.
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    • #3
      wow was just about to post this.

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        Barely a week after the NFL draft, the Broncos today fired general manager Brian Xanders, according to an NFL source. Xanders was in his fourth year in the position.
        Xanders helped spearhead the Broncos' draft in 2011, but executive vice president John Elway took on a more prominent role this year after getting his feet wet in his first year on the job.
        Xanders came to the Broncos as assistant general manager in 2008 under head coach Mike Shanahan. He was promoted to general manager the next season and served in that role under head coach Josh McDaniels before working alongside Elway and head coach John Fox last season. Xanders worked 14 years with the Atlanta Falcons in a variety of coaching, player personnel and football operations positions.
        Xanders' main contribution to the franchise was his involvement in the 2011 draft, which was a consensus among Xanders, Elway and Fox. The Broncos chose linebacker Von Miller with the No. 1 pick in that draft and Miller won defensive rookie of the year. That class went downhill from there, however. The Broncos took safety Rahim Moore and right tackle Orlando Franklin in the second round. Denver took middle linebacker Nat Irving in the third round, safety Quinton Carter and tight end Julius Thomas in the fourth round. Other than Miller, Franklin was the only significant contributor to the team this past season.


        Read more: Broncos fire GM Brian Xanders after three years in Denver - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci...#ixzz1uEIJHC81
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        • #5
          He and Elway must not have seen eye to eye. Elway is all in.
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          • #6
            Hmmm, seems to be kinda odd with the timing of this move. Oh well, I was never super excited about Xanders anyways. Wonder if Elway wants to pick his own GM.

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            • #7
              That's a shocker. Damn.
              Fightin' Texas Aggie c/o '16

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              • #8
                Wow. Did anyone see this coming?

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                • #9
                  I love how they don't mention the contributions of Carter or Harris. Without either of them our season isn't the same.
                  Fightin' Texas Aggie c/o '16

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                  • #10
                    I just hope we bring in a new GM, I love Elway but he is not ready to run the show.

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                    • #11
                      Probably going a new direction w/ scouting etc and wanted a new guy in place... before the new college season etc?

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                      • #12
                        Whoa! Did not see that one coming. Is he responsible for those questionable trades? I hope we bring in someone better.

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                        • #13
                          Sounds like Elway and Xanders didn't exactly see eye to eye. Middle management loses every time. Xanders wants a job where he makes all the calls and that may be a tough one nowadays.
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                          • #14
                            Well this is kinda sad. I actually didn't hate him like most did. Plus, I enjoyed saying EFX
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                            • #15
                              Elway is running the show. This is probably why Xanders was fired. Maybe Xanders disagreed with some of the draft choices, or maybe the Broncos were not happy with this last draft.
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