John Elway recalls team meeting

Updated: January 28, 2014, 4:10 PM ET
By Jeff Legwold | ESPN.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- Looking back, John Elway said "tirade" might be too strong of a word to describe his appearance at an August team meeting.

But it was critical, honest, unflinching and a push toward the Denver Broncos' appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII.

And with the buzz of Super Bowl media swirling behind him, Elway acknowledged that something needed to be said to the players during the meeting.

"[It] was just one of those things where you think something needs to be ...

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