The phrase “Trust the Process” was born sometime around 2013 in Philadelphia and later adopted as the rallying cry for the NBA’s beleaguered 76ers. “TTP,” as it’s known, has since become emblazoned on T-shirts, tattooed on fans and stamped inside the shoes of the 76ers’ best players.
In recent weeks, the Broncos adopted the term to assuage fans during their losing streak.
But after Sunday night, the Broncos were left begging for more trust and more time. Denver defeated itself with four special-teams gaffes in a 41-16 loss to Tom Brady and the Patriots. The loss, another blowout, was the Broncos’ fifth consecutive defeat since their bye week and was perhaps the final dagger to a forgettable season.