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Broncos: Personality over talent

Posted on: April 14, 2010 9:46 am
Edited on: April 14, 2010 9:54 am


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?

Marshall is int he process of being traded to the Miami Dolphins for two second-round picks, one this year and one next, a move that comes ones year after Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears.

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.




Category: NFL

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: April 16, 2010 10:11 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

Mr knowitall

holier than thou?  Right is right, wrong is wrong, and we need to all speak with one voice in this country on this.  Unfortunately we dont. Your abilities trump character and that is wrong.  If that makes me holier than thou, that is me! Proud of it too.

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2010 11:41 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

I'll still be able to look my family in the eye and know that I have my integrity and their respect.  No paycheck is worth losing that.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2010 9:27 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

Soooooo, Chris Henry had the same long list of legal issues as Marshall, gets suspended for 4 games and then gets suspended for 8 games, but not for the year.  Marshall has a long list of legal issues and has only been suspended for ONE game and it's going to jump to a year?  I'm not buying it.  I don't really care what an AP reporter says.

Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2010 8:08 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

Quit actin' all holier-than-thou. This is a business. If the Broncos can't win then they'll start to lose money. Then maybe you'll be able to afford those front row  50 yard line seats to show your children what's it's like to boo a bunch of Tim Tebows.

Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2010 7:55 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

As a Bronco fan I HATE HATE HATE Marshall leaving Denver. Miami will truly find out that Brandon is truly a BEAST. If he keeps his nose clean, a definite HOF prospect

Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2010 7:33 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

Marshall was already suspended by the NFL in 2008.  Mike Shanahan was intending to trade Marshall before he was fired according to reports.  Check his track record with his domestic disputes.  He didn't get an extension last year by the Broncos because had he messed up again, he would have been suspended for the YEAR!  Maybe you should get a clue.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2010 6:26 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

4. Marshall is 1 strike away from being suspended for a year. Why would the Broncos give Marshall 25 mil guaranteed up front after the way he bahaved last year? What?  Marshall has only ever been suspended for 1 game, how is he 1 strike from being suspended for an entire year?  Chris Henry was suspended for 4 games and then 8 games.  But not for an entire season.  Get a clue.  Pacman Jones had to be involved in an incident involving assault and battery, aggravated assault, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in order to get suspended for a full season.  Donte Stallworth had to drunkenly run over and kill a man in order to get suspended for an entire season.  What do you think Marshall would have to do in order to get suspended for that long?

Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2010 3:46 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Rooneys have had internal discussions about trading Big Ben.  If that ever happens, I wonder what Prisco's take on that will be.  No one player is bigger than the team is their philosophy and the Steelers have won championships that way.  Yet Prisco thinks McDaniels is ruining the Broncos with that same philosophy?

Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: April 15, 2010 2:35 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

And Denver was hardly worse without him, they were 8-8 with him and 8-8 without him.
Are you serious?? Did Orton play with a defense as bad as Cutler did?? Put Cutler in with last years D and they win more than 8 games.

Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2010 2:26 pm

Broncos: Personality over talent

Broncos: Personality over talent

So what you're saying Pete is that the Broncos are anti-Jets?

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