January 12, 2009 9:30 PM
The Broncos New Kid on the Block
Don't you get the distinct feeling you've seen Josh McDaniels somewhere before? Opie? Beaver Cleaver? There certainly are similarities. But the guy he most reminds me of is Mike Shanahan himself. OK...Maybe Mike Shanahan at, say, age 11. But you get the idea.
Who really cares how old he is...can he draft a decent defensive lineman?
That, of course is the million dollar question. Maybe the Broncos hiring a new head coach isn't quite as important as hiring the right GM. Shanahan more than held his own as a head coach. It was his personnel decisions that finally caught up with him. That will fall under the job description of whoever takes over in the front office. That's the key piece of the puzzle.