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January 11, 2009 11:30 PM

Broncos prefer Cradle Robbing

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the New Kid on the Block
I've heard of youth movements but this is getting a little ridiculous. Rumor has it the Broncos tried to get someone even younger than Jay Cutler, but Rick Neuheisel was busy. No truth to the story that the Broncos new head coach has received an endorsement offer from Pampers. Although we understand Gerber's is negotiating.

What does it take to get some Defense?
I've gotta admit, I'm totally stunned by this. Why can't the Broncos bring in a head coach who wants to return to the glory days of the Orange Crush rather than one who only wants to drink it? And with a straw no less. Please, oh, please, I'm begging everyone to comment away on this one. Just consider it therapy without the couch and the $125 an hour you would have to pay for the shrink. Have at it Broncos fans...



Discussion

  • January 12, 2009

    12:32 AM

    Satchel writes:

    I think we need to be patient. McDaniels was the Patriots secondary coach in 2003 when they had a lot of injuries but still played great. So many people want someone like Cowher, but when Cowher was hired people thought he was too young and inexperienced. Hopefully it will workout and he'll be the coach here for the next 20 years. But people need to give him a chance. The Broncos talked to this guy for hours and hours and hours. I have a hard time believe all he said was, "We'll score 50 point a game with me here and who cares about defense." To be a good offensive coach you need to understand defense. Let's see what he can do. Because right now all I'm hearing is people being upset that he's a good offense coach, that doesn't mean he's not also a good defensive coach.

  • January 12, 2009

    6:46 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    So.

    Interesting that a lot of Broncos fans are suddenly allright with bringing in a "cheater" as you all have labeled the Patriots as.

    What a bunch of hypocritical fair-weather "fans" you people in Denver are.

    Have fun missing the playoffs for the next 10 years. Offense wasn't the problem. But your defense will continue to suck it hard.

  • January 12, 2009

    7:55 AM

    jhjeeper writes:

    I am somewhat surprised at the choice, but not upset by it.

    The team needs to draft better and have a better defense, and that can be done with proper coaching, talent evaluation, and drafting. That does not require a defensive minded head coach, just one that will listen to others.

    I will expect Jay to improve this year, and quit with the bone head mistakes that place the defense in a hole. So in that way it should be a good choice.


  • January 12, 2009

    8:15 AM

    Gordo writes:

    Now what are the Broncos going to do with a GM and what is the plan about the defense?

  • January 12, 2009

    8:53 AM

    Another Michael writes:

    I'm happy with McDaniels and here are my reasons:

    1.) I don't think Bowlen was *that* UN-happy with Shanahan running the offense. 7 RBs fall, one WR playing with no feeling in one of his hands, and a great start for a young QB who put up BETTER numbers than his predecessor did at his PEAK....

    2.) Shanahan simply wouldn't relinquish the control -- and boot Slowick to the curb. I still admire Shanahan's offensive strategy -- but let's face it, he had way too much on his plate and it slowly consumed him. Mike was at his best when he could focus on the big offensive picture and not be consumed with flashy things one can pick up at the flea market.

    3.) McDaniels is a younger version of Shanahan - minus the power-hungry need to control everything going on with the team. Sometimes it's a good idea to get smart people in those positions so that you can better focus on your game plan and play calling ability.

    4.) Credentials are only as good as your last gig -- and honestly when you look at the effectiveness of the offensive scheme in New England -- we have someone with vision.

    5.) Just because we didn't swing 180 degrees the other way to get a defense coordinator as head coach doesn't mean there aren't defensive coordinators out there that can't bring back the "glory days of the old Orange Crush defense." That said - we should all be careful not to expect much from our coaching changes this upcoming season.

    We're rebuilding -- and that's the reality all of the *true* Bronco die-hards are facing the next couple of seasons. The Miracles of Miami -- happen once in a great while ... give McDaniels and the new coaching structure a break. We'll get there....

  • January 12, 2009

    10:58 AM

    Jacob writes:

    people aren't really looking at this in the right way. just because the broncos hired an offensive coordinator doesn't mean that no one will pay attention to the defense. anyone remember who coached the ravens to their first super bowl? brian billick, he was supposedly an offensive genius. i think it's safe to say that the defense didn't suffer under him. mcdaniels is also bringing in a very accomplished d-coordinator (not so much as a head coach) in dom capers. it's ridiculous to pretend to know what he will do as a head coach when he has never been one. bronco fans need to reserve their final judgments until they actually see the product he puts out on the field. until then we really have no idea what he will do.

  • January 12, 2009

    11:40 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    Can you say 3-13?

    Yes, Broncos fans. That is the record you're looking at next season. This is going to be a complete disaster.

  • January 12, 2009

    11:40 AM

    josh2713 writes:

    I am very excited to bring "Baby Spygate" to Denver. Obviously we can't win with playing by the rules so lets go ahead and steal the other team's defensive signals. Who needs things like sacks, and interceptions on defense? And no we are not fare weather fans, we are just tired of being embarrassed and missing the playoffs and this really does not help. What's next Pacman Jones comes to Denver? He makes it rain!

    We don't need anymore Boston trash in Denver, but thanks to Bowlen we bring this idiot here. Do the Broncos have a restraining order on the playoffs, cause we just lost all chances at being successful. Hello Chiefs and Raiders, make room in the loser's circle, cause we are bringing Boston trash with us!

  • January 12, 2009

    11:43 AM

    Dave writes:

    Well I guess we'll see how good or bad next season will be. I will support the Broncos as Always but I wanr to see what will Josh bring to the table first. But I am not willing to wait forever for baby step improvements during the rebuilding phase. There has to be substantial improvement in the defense not the same excuses from management and the coaching staff about what went wrong during the season.

  • January 12, 2009

    12:20 PM

    rx writes:

    Cautious Optimism...

    McDaniels called the plays for an offense that scored 999 points the last 2 seasons.

    McDaniels schemed well enough to allow a qb that had not started in a game since high school to go 11-5 this year (and stomp on the Broncos in the process).

    I can imagine this offense looking very good with Cutler, Marshall, and Royal in the Brady, Moss, and Welker roles from 2 years ago. The Broncos have had a big yardage offense, but getting in the end-zone, not so much. The Patriots get there.

    They will likely bring in a Defensive coordinator in that has head coaching experience in Nolan or Capers. Neither had great success as a head man, but will have the luxury of concentrating solely on the defense. No matter what, the defense was not gonna be improved to a top-ten unit next year even with a defensive guy.

    I say why not? Let's put all the chips in the middle of the table.

  • January 12, 2009

    12:20 PM

    rx writes:

    Cautious Optimism...

    McDaniels called the plays for an offense that scored 999 points the last 2 seasons.

    McDaniels schemed well enough to allow a qb that had not started in a game since high school to go 11-5 this year (and stomp on the Broncos in the process).

    I can imagine this offense looking very good with Cutler, Marshall, and Royal in the Brady, Moss, and Welker roles from 2 years ago. The Broncos have had a big yardage offense, but getting in the end-zone, not so much. The Patriots get there.

    They will likely bring in a Defensive coordinator in that has head coaching experience in Nolan or Capers. Neither had great success as a head man, but will have the luxury of concentrating solely on the defense. No matter what, the defense was not gonna be improved to a top-ten unit next year even with a defensive guy.

    I say why not? Let's put all the chips in the middle of the table.

  • January 12, 2009

    12:57 PM

    pnadaman27 writes:

    3 reasons why this is a bad move

    1. Cutler doesn't need anymore people to piss him off just like Shanahan used to do.

    2. "Baby Spygate" is not welcome here, anyone can score the ridiculous amount of points when you know what the defensive signals are.

    3. Name a coach who was successful after assisting Bilicheck "Daddy Spygate"

  • January 12, 2009

    1:02 PM

    Scot writes:

    Drew,

    At least you get to draw a play-mate for Little Ricky now. At least we will have some new commercials for the coach. Maybe, McDaniels will get some good ads like getting his parents to buy him a Happy Meal at McDs or a fake rings from Toys-R-Us.

  • January 12, 2009

    7:13 PM

    Nick writes:

    Good. God.

    This team is a total freaking mess. I'm happy that Shanahan is gone, but give me a break. A 32-year old clone of Shanahan? Just great. Just what we didn't need was another offensive coach.

    The DEFENSE needs help. Not the offense.

    Bowlen is a complete idiot.

  • January 12, 2009

    8:06 PM

    Peter H. writes:

    All reports are saying that McDaniels will be calling all the offensive plays.

    Goodbye Jeremy Bates.

    Goodbye Jay Cutler as the Denver Broncos starting quarterback (if not this season, then next for sure.)

    Thanks alot for destroying your team, Mr. Bowlen. All you had to do was hire a defensive guy (Spags from NY) as the head coach, keep Bates (and in turn, keep Cutler happy).

    But no. You had to go and hire McDaniels. Get ready for a really ugly 2009 season. The Broncos with McDaniels not sniff the playoffs and will be lucky to win 4 games with the schedule they have.

  • January 12, 2009

    9:13 PM

    RMNSucks writes:

    No wonder the Rocky Mountain News is going down in flames. Look at all the moronic readers it attracts. I guess once this paper goes under the rest of you slime will have to get your fake news from another source like Comedy Central...oh wait, never mind, they have better reporters than half the newspapers in the country.

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