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    Default Broncos to McDaniels: You're FIRED!

    Wow!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/s...=ESPNHeadlines

    Monday, December 6, 2010
    Broncos fire Josh McDaniels
    ESPN.com news services

    The Denver Broncos have fired coach Josh McDaniels, who went 5-17 after winning his first six games last year.
    Team spokesman Patrick Smyth told The Associated Press: "We can confirm that coach Josh McDaniels has been relieved of his head coaching duties."
    The team did not immediately name an interim coach.
    McDaniels, 34, made a series of personnel blunders, notably trading away Peyton Hillis, who has become a power running back in Cleveland, and he also was fined $50,000 by the NFL for failing to report a subordinate who violated league rules by videotaping a San Francisco 49ers practice in London on Oct. 30.
    McDaniels also dealt away Pro Bowlers Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall in separate deals in successive offseasons.
    The firing came down after the Broncos players had dispersed for the day.
    Earlier Monday, McDaniels said he was reticent to turn to rookie Tim Tebow even though the Broncos (3-9) had been eliminated from the playoff race Sunday with their seventh loss in eight games.
    Broncos owner Pat Bowlen seemed to waffle last week when asked about McDaniels' job status in the wake of the video scandal.
    Bowlen originally told AOL Fanhouse that McDaniels was safe as head coach and that he was "not interested in making a coaching change." However, Bowlen released a statement hours later that seemed to back off that idea.

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    Coaches who have not done it for a long time should NEVER have other responsibilities like deciding player personnel, making trades, running the draft, etc.

    Wearing all of those hats screws everything up. If an experienced player personnel expert handled everyhting else with Josh's philosophies in mind I think it could have worked out better. It's like when Rick Pitino was coach and GM of the Celtics. The dude can coach (he in fact had shown that with the Knicks), but he was constantly making bad trades not in the best long-term interests (trading away Billups, Mercer, others) and was bogged down with running the organization.

    Or maybe his niche is being a coordinator who just lacks the people skills to be a head coach, ala Cam Cameron, Marvin Lewis, or Dick Lebeau (though Lebeau was hindered by a dysfunctional Bengals organization so that might not be fair).
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    Default Re: Broncos to McDaniels: You're FIRED!

    I honestly don't think he was doing that bad. I'm shocked they were winning as many games as they are. Kyle Orton is his QB. They should of given him at least another year.

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