Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway before the Broncos game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

John Elway says the playoffs are harder to watch than play in

Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway enjoyed one of the more successful NFL postseason careers of anyone in history. Aside from the previous three Super Bowl losses before he finally won his two prior to retirement, when the bright lights of the playoffs were turned on, Elway’s game turned up.

Nowadays, however, it seems that he would long for the days of being on the field with the ball in his hands rather than up in the box watching his team make a march toward the Super Bowl, even with someone as talented as Peyton Manning at the helm.

In talking to the Denver Post, Elway stressed how difficult it is to watch from above as opposed to being on the field and having a say in the outcome.

“It’s very different,” Elway said, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “It takes some getting used to. I enjoy watching the regular-season games, but I was absolutely miserable last week watching this game. It took me four hours to get the pit out of my stomach when it was over. It’s not nearly as much fun upstairs as it is down on the field, especially these championship games and the playoffs.

Hopefully, for his emotion’s sake, his team can take care of business on Sunday and get one step closer to that Lombardi Trophy.


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