There are a lot of opinions showing up on the board today. A loss of this magnitude no doubt brings them out of the woodwork. I think the reactionary "fire this guy" or "bench this guy" really aren't good comments. They are reactionary and the NFL is a league where you need to make judgments based on trends and not single data points.
Here are some thoughts from a Bronco's fan living on the east coast in "Patriots Nation".
1. I am an optimist about the future of the Bronco's but I think there are some things that are becoming apparent. Josh McDaniel's has the right strategy, but it would appear that his tactics aren't leading to good results. He wants to build a team based on solid character, toughness and modern offensive schemes. I think these are all great things to have the team aspire to. But we are obviously still not there and this loss I guess would lead us to believe that we are farther away than we would hope.
2. My fear about McDaniel's is this (and I attribute this line of thinking to another poster who made the point). I am afraid that he may not ultimately be successful here, but will learn all the lessons needed to make him a good coach somewhere else. The question is ultimately how long does he have to show results. We haven't seen them this year.....yet.