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Old 11-28-2010, 10:37 PM   #11
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I say stick with the kid. He'll git 'er done eventually.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:54 AM   #12
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I wouldn't be surprised if they fired McDaniels this week. With the combination of the losing record, the Spygate incident and now with losing yet again, I think he's as good as gone. They might wait until the end of the season, but sooner or later it's happening. McDaniels has destroyed that team.

I remember when the Cutler stuff was going on, I thought McDaniels was shooting himself in the foot before he even opened the season last year. But then the Broncos won a number of games, so I thought maybe I was wrong. But then we all know what happened. I'm glad McDaniels made such an effort to prove me right. I guess I owe him one.
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:29 AM   #13
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I personally think McD is an absoulte idiot and if I were a Broncos fan I would have been screaming for him to be fired months ago.

He has yet to make one good roster move (including drafts) as a head coach, he's immature, he lies and cheats, and he loses games. Not the kind of guy I want leading my team.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:47 AM   #14
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It is a conspiracy by New England to take one of their AFC opponents out of the mix. Happened in Cleveland as well.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:54 AM   #15
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I take the McDaniels disaster as an encouraging parallel for what's happened to the Steelers.

Mike Shanahan left a wonderful little template for victory in Denver. The Broncos were in contention pretty much every year, even without top talent at the marquee positions - as it seemed you could mostly slot any old RB into the system and have them rack up 1000 yards; or put any ragtag QB in there and have him do a job.

But it was clear from the start that McDaniels wanted to trash the template and do it his way - and in doing so basically smashed up the place and turned Denver into a basket case. You know your franchise is in trouble when it starts making a million trades and throwing future draft picks around like confetti.

This is exactly what Mike Tomlin did not do when he arrived to pick up the legacy of another big name here in Pittsburgh. He could easily have decided to do it "his way"; throw out LeBeau and the 34 for his preferred 43; take our offence more West Coast as he, again, could easily have done given the offensive talent we had at that time (and didn't have in running game/O Line terms). But instead he stuck with the principles of Cowher's heyday - and had his success, and still does.
It's one of the reasons I never understand why people knock Tomlin for "just piggybacking on Cowher's success". Great! I'm glad he did that! Long may that continue!
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My outside perception of McD is that he is in way over his head. I recall watching the way he celebrated that first TD against the Chargers in week 11 thinking "why is he celebrating by throwing his fist as if they just got revenge on someone? This will look real stupid if the Chargers come back and kill them." Which is exactly what happened and then where was all that "world is against us" emotion? I think he got way too much credit for the NE offense. Tom Brady would make ME look like a good coach. He took over a very good team with great talent and dismantled it into a very bad team with just good talent. Rather than working through the issues with Cutler and Marshall he decided to just let them go. I think the Broncos should get rid of him...but I hope they don't because as long as he is the coach and Orten is the QB, we don't have to worry about them.
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AMEN - send that man anywhere next year but please do not bring him back again. :)

As far as the OP's question - That's a tough one, I was shocked when Bowlen fired Shanahan to jump on the Belicheat lineage bandwagon. There's not been 1 coach to come out from under Belicheck to be successful yet. I used to think of Bowlen more like the Rooney's than the Kraft/Jones' but I think he made the wrong choice with McDaniels. The Broncos identity was always as a tough defensive team first, but it sure looks like McDaniels is ruining that. I can understand wanting to change the identity of a team, but getting rid of Cutler, Marshall and Hillis isn't what I call moving in the right direction. Hopefully Arians and McDaniels will be standing in the same unemployment line next season. ;)
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Let me be the first to congradulate you on the hiring of new head football coach BRUCE ARIANS! Being too stupid to tape games, you will never find yourselves in a mess like this.
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there you go mcdaniels..... HIRE ARIANS!
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His dad was my high school coach. I will say, the McDaniels family knows the game of football. I would be more than happy to see him calling plays in Pittsburgh over Ariens.
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