Forget the 40 times. Forget size, weight, strength and ability.
The new personnel mantra for the Denver Broncos is this: If the coach doesn't like you, you are gone.
How else can we explain the trading away of quarterback Jay Cutler and receiver Brandon Marshall in the past two years?
The fact is McDaniels didn't like either player.
The fact is both can play.
The fact is the Broncos have no battery that excites anymore.
Can Cutler be a pain in the butt? You bet. Can Marshall? Hell, yes.
But if you are a coach with personnel power and you go around getting rid of every player you don't like, you may as well suit up 22 Tim Tebows.
The move for Miami comes weeks after Dolphins coach Tony Sparano publicly said they had no interest in Marshall. It tells me they scoured the NFL receiver prospects and didn't like what they saw.
Plus, Bill Parcells and his crew think they can handle anybody. He's Parcells after all.
Who doesn't listen to the Man who Invented Football? Remember how his strict discipline ways dealt with Lawrence Taylor when he was a coach in New York? Oh, wait. He never did.
Getting Marshall is a nice coup for the Dolphins. He will become Chad Henne's go-to guy. But it has risks. Marshall has had problems in the past, on and off the field.
I like him. I talked to him for a while at the Pro Bowl. I even told him I didn't think a team would do a trade-and-sign deal with him.
He argued why they would. At the time, he made it known he wanted out, mainly because he didn't like the coach in Denver.
Now the Dolphins have to likely give him a new contract soon -- why trade for him if you don't? -- and Marshall will be proven right.
In Denver, they're left wondering what they have on offense. This is a passing league now and McDaniels has traded away his pitcher and his top catcher.
Maybe, I'm wrong. Maybe Parcells shouldn't have that title anymore. Maybe McDaniels is the Man Who Invented the Game of Football.
His arrogance sure seems that way.