Monday, December 6, 2010

Fire on the Mountain

Christmas came early for this Broncos Fan

Today the Denver Broncos fired their head coach, Josh McDaniels. McDaniels succeeded the Broncos old coach Mike Shanahan he led the team to several Super Bowls and even a victory.

McDaniels was one of the youngest head coaches in the NFL. Last year was his first year as a head coach and led the Broncos to a 8-8 record. If it weren't for the end of the season collapse the team would've made the playoffs.

Before that McDaniels was the Offensive Coordinators for the New England Patriots. He did a great job for New England, most noticeably for their prolific 2007 offense when "Brady to Moss" broke almost every single offensive record. He also won 2 superbowls with the team.

McDaniels though has been in the center of much controversy.

It all started when ex-Denver Broncos high profile Quarterback Jay Cutler was complaining about, well everything. McDaniels decided to bench Cutler and totally ruined the chemistry of the team which lead to their losing streak which then ended their playoff hopes. McDaniels pretty much said one of us has to go me or him, so this time they chose McDaniels. He also caused a lot of controversy when benching another ex- Bronco in Brandon Marshall.

Another controversy McDaniels was a part of was the spygate of the Denver Broncos. Not only was he part of this but if you remember, he was part of that Patriots team that also videotaped another team. McDaniels took a lot of heat for this one because it was the second time it occurred and it is cheating. Also McDaniels was the coach when a Denver Broncos player died.

This season things did not get better for McDaniels. Along with spygate the Broncos record is not very good. Although Orton and Brandon Lloyd are producing nice stats, Moreno is often hurt and the defense  just has not shown up. The team is currently 3-9 and out of the playoffs.

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