December 06, 2010

Josh McDaniels Fired: It has been reported via multiple sources that the Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels has been fired.

posted by BornIcon to football at 06:34 PM - 13 comments

What an odd season. Three in season coaching changes, Peyton Manning becoming an interception machine and who would have thought that the Derek Anderson signing would have turned out the way it did (oh right, nevermind).

posted by jc at 07:53 PM on December 06

I'm not surprised if this has happened. With the possibility of a lockout around the CBA if you don't make the change now then any off-season firing could leave the new coach with zero time to work with the players.

Doing it now at least lets an interim coach audition for the role and put his stuff in place if he turns out to be worth a long term opportunity.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:07 PM on December 06

Word is the interim HC is running backs coach Eric Studesville, who hasn't even been an offensive coordinator anywhere, at any level of the game, let alone a head coach.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:09 PM on December 06

McDaniels worked hard at that firing. Mission accomplished.

posted by dyams at 08:19 PM on December 06

wow, seems like the Bill Belicheat coaching tree has nothing but a bunch of dead limbs

posted by Demophon at 09:04 PM on December 06

Well observed. That's clearly because they have to cheat to win.

posted by yerfatma at 10:05 PM on December 06

Well, Rex better have some excuse/reason after tonight. That was a straight punch in the face, total KO. There are few big mouths who have yet to deliver that i enjoy getting crushed as much as Rex.

posted by brainofdtrain at 11:56 PM on December 06

Daniels got off on the wrong track with Cutler and everything after that has been downhill. hard for a player to respect a coach who has no respect for the player or the person.

posted by irunfromclones at 04:01 AM on December 07

Worth noting Pat Bowlen's role in this. Hopefully for Denver fans' sake, he won't continue helping the rest of the league by providing on the job vetting of youngsters who are nowhere near ready to be head men.

I wonder how McDaniels was able to suppress the snotty, clueless side of his personality when he was rising through the ranks on Belichick's staff. I can picture Belichick being able to tolerate arrogance but not outward combativeness and reckless idiocy.

posted by beaverboard at 07:59 AM on December 07

So McDaniels runs off Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler, spends a first rounder on Tim Tebow and is already gone.

Perhaps it was not the best idea to replace Mike Shanahan with a 33-year-old.

posted by rcade at 09:23 AM on December 07

So McDaniels...spends a first rounder on Tim Tebow and is already gone.

At least Tebow's jersey is selling well.

posted by BornIcon at 10:01 AM on December 07

I thought it was a terrible move for the Jaguars to pass up Tebow and draft Tyson Alualu instead. But Alualu and fellow DT Terrence Knighton have eight sacks this season, giving the Jags a desperately needed pash rush.

posted by rcade at 10:22 AM on December 07

So McDaniels runs off Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler, spends a first rounder on Tim Tebow and is already gone.

You would think when the brand new, unproven coach wanted to run off talent, the owner might intervene. No such luck for Broncos fans.

posted by bperk at 02:20 PM on December 07

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