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Bye, Josh

Posted on: December 6, 2010 6:52 pm
 


Two lessons from the Josh McDaniels firing in Denver: Coaches should coach and not have control of personnel decisions and there is only one Bill Belichick.

McDaniels was given way too much control for a first-time head coach. Just because you learned under Belichick doesn't mean you should have the same power. And Belichick's my-way-or-the-highway approach isn't the right way for every coach.

The Broncos made a major mistake giving McDaniels personnel control. The water was over his head before he even jumped into the pool.

His decisions as a personnel man were his undoing as a coach. Who knows if he can coach? He never had the players.

You can't give away talented players like Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall and others thinking your way is the only way.

That's arrogance.

McDaniels had loads of that. What he didn't have was a grasp on talent evaluation. (See Tim Tebow). The Broncos should have hired a real personnel man above him, not a yes man like Brian Xanders.

The Broncos are doing the right thing dumping McDaniels. They made the wrong decision in hiring him.

McDaniels is still young enough to get another shot. But he has a lot of stink to wipe off after this disaster.

Let's just hope for his sake the next time -- if there is a next time -- somebody will make personnel decisions for him and he doesn't act like Baby Bill again.

 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 8:33 am
 

Bye, Josh

Cutler absolutely struggled last year, but they were not pass happy by choice.  Their run gain did absolutely nothing last year.  Forte ws banged up, the O-line was a joke, and the receivers incredibly green.  He has gotten better as the run game has taken some load off of him and they have dramatically shortened the drops.



Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 6:28 pm
 

Bye, Josh

Could not disagree with you more about Cutler and Marshal. Jay Cutler struggled last year, and that is putting it nice. The Bears are in the playoff hunt because they have started to run the ball more and limiting Cutler's role in the offense. Controlling his reads more and establishing a run game. Thats calle dcoaching.

So convenient how it isn't Cutler at all when they are winning but all him when they are losing.  I'm guessing it was all Cutler's fault too when the Broncos defense couldn't stop a peewee team and he was throwing for a zillion yards. 






Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 5:47 pm
 

Bye, Josh

Bowden is sipping on the cookooo juice obviously. Since when would he let 30 year olds run his multi million dollar organization? He deserves to lose and that is what will happen for years to come. If your a true Broncos fan I'm sorry for you but thing's are only gonna get worse untill Bowden sells the club.. Good Luck.. I use to be a fan of the Broncos and will be again when Bowden and his drinks are gone.




Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 5:41 pm
 

Bye, Josh

What did McDaniels really learn from the master Bill. I could say that Josh got an oppotunity and instead of capitalizing on being able to work with the Pats, Bill and Tommy he decided to ruin his career and ruin the broncos franchise. The bottom line is that this guy did nothing with his NFL coaching career. We shouldn't be talking about the at best college assistant losing his job, the conversation should be about how stupid Bowden is. I could think of 40+ coaches that should have been hired over that ass clown. Good luck kissing ass and balls the rest of your day's Josh. I wish he never coached for the Pats, he's another dead beat on the list of dead beats that leave Master Bill to only fail miserably.  



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 5:33 pm
 

Bye, Josh

Also, McD sat Marshall and Scheffel the last game of the season last year, when a win would have kept them in the plaoff hunt, for attitude.  Neither player was with the team this year, so it was not to try to fix the individuals, just to send a message.  And the message was, "getting my way is more important than making the playoffs."  That is the kind of arrogance that gets you fired.

Picking fights with players, grossly mismanaging the draft, bring cheating allegations onto your new team that are very similar to ones lobbied against you on your old team, and then having a terrible overall record... they could not have done worse with Isiah Thomas running the team.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 5:24 pm
 

Bye, Josh

I disagree on the Tebow thing.  Though Tebow as an individual may be worth a first rounder, he is not worth a first rounder on the Broncos.  There are plenty of reasons that have nothing to do with his individual talent.

If he is worth a 1st rounder...

1. Why give Orton an extension at starter money to be a backup?
2. Why trade Hillis plus draft picks for Brady Quinn to be a 3rd stringer?

From day one McDaniels seemed determined to mess up the QB situation by trying to trade for Cassell when he had Cutler, being unwilling to resolve the Cutler issue, and then trading for Quinn AND trading up for Tebow when your team has a lot of needs and you have Orton, who is doing a more than capable job.  If they did not believe that Orton could do that job, why did they give him an extension.  $1000 might not be a waste of money for a new refridgerator, but it is a waste of money if I already 5 of them and only have need for one.

Also, when consensus is that he is a 3rd rounder, it is a waste of the additional draft picks that Denver used to trade up to round 1 to pick him there.

None of this is a reflection on Tebow, but is rather a look at how incompetant the Denver front office was at building a team. 

Good riddance to McDaniels.  A new head coach has a lot to learn and he seemed too arrogant to do so.



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 4:38 pm
 

@Cal...

I second what Mr Shicadance said, for I too have been talking on topic long before you arrived.  Maybe you should look at our earlier works to see how the conversation evolved. You may actually agree with one or more of our earlier comments.




Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2010 2:45 pm
 

Bye, Josh

would everyone stfu about politics already! This is a sports blog. Go on one of your stupid right or left wing blogs to talk crap. If you comment on a story, here is an idea; read the article and then say something about the article! For example;

Sorry Der Fuhrer. Didn't realize you were in charge here. By the way, I have been talking about the article long before you got here.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2010 2:43 pm
 

Bye, Josh

Tebow has done nothing to validate the opinion that he isn't a worthy talent or first round pick.  Despite simply being a goal line only commodity, he's accounted for four touchdowns and no turnovers.  Plenty of great QB's have done far less in their first year of holding a clipboard.



Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2010 2:40 pm
 

Bye, Josh

Could not disagree with you more about Cutler and Marshal. Jay Cutler struggled last year, and that is putting it nice. The Bears are in the playoff hunt because they have started to run the ball more and limiting Cutler's role in the offense. Controlling his reads more and establishing a run game. Thats calle dcoaching.

Marshal has character issues. I don't care how talented you are if you come to practice and do the things that he did I would have let him go that day.

Hillis and Alphonso Smith was a big mistake. Hillis is a beast.

Denver's Defense has struggled for years and that is why they are 3-9.


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