Clearly sleep-deprived and quite angry at his team's embarrassing showing in Super Bowl XLVIII, Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway was quite "exhausted and fiery," writes NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
At one point, as a reporter asked Elway about Denver's long offseason after such a loss. Elway, short on patience, interrupted mid-question.
"I want to say one thing. I kind of get the sense that these questions are, 'How the hell are we going to overcome this?' Right? The bottom line is, sure, it's not even 48 hours away. It's not even 48 hours away from the game. But I want to tell you this is that, right now, the focus is on what happened instead of how we got there, what we did this year (and) what we went through.
"The farther you get away from this, the less you concentrate on just that one game, and the more you look at the full season, and really what we did as a football team and really as an organization. And I'm very proud of that. ...
"So the goal has not changed and will not change. We will use this as experience we went through (and) be disappointed that we didn't play better. But the bottom line is, this organization -- what Pat Bowlen wants from this organization -- that has not changed. It will not change."