Had the ceremonies for Steve Atwater and his fellow inductees gone forward, some crucial people would have been unable to take part.
Andrew Mason has covered the NFL for 21 seasons and the Broncos for 16. Over the years, he has contributed Broncos content to CBS Sports, The Sporting News, The New York Times and the Broncos' official website. He also worked three seasons with NFL.com and two years with the Carolina Panthers' official site. He is the author of "Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline" and he lives in Denver with his wife and daughter.