Personnel decisions are the main issue here aren’t they? Can McD the GM fire McD the Head Coach? This is all too familiar to the last decade of the Shanahan regime. Poor personnel moves equating to .500 football and one playoff win. Except this may end up being worse…….
We read all of about (what we thought was propaganda, now we see as fact) how Josh McDaniels was not in the inner circle of the Patriots, how he knew nothing on how Pioli and Belichick evaluated talent. What we did know about McD is that he was young and knew football X’s and O’s, Brady liked working with him, AND he can give one hell of an interview for a head coaching job.
I, like a number of you here on MHR, was ready to embrace the coaching change even to McDaniels. What we weren’t ready to embrace was another Napoleonic regime. However, these being OUR Broncos we as fans always give the benefit of doubt to the franchise hoping and praying for lightening to strike twice (like a Super Bowl by year 2 or 3). I.e.: Get rid of the Big 3 on offense? Sure, Rivers was right, Cutler is an A-hole. BMarsh, yeah he sucks in the locker room like TO. Scheffler, yep, a cry baby when his boy Cutler got traded. Actually I was skeptically on board, being an optimistic fan, with all of these McX moves.
I started having trouble they selected Richard Quinn, then the 2nd for 1st Alphonso debacle, the Bey Bey pick and obivousley the Hillis trade. I also was scratching my head with worry when Mike Nolan was shown the door. This was starting to look all too familiar to the preceding regime except, unfortunately in fast-forward mode. At least Shanny hit a couple of home runs, see: TD; Neil Smilth; Gary Zimmerman; etc. which got everybody rings! McDaniels has not even hit a triple, and now he shouldn’t be given a chance to bat again as GM.
We only can blame Pat Bowlen, not McDaniels.
Could of, should of, would of? --- A second chance to have Pioli and McD? WOW that’d been a sweet setup.
What now bronco fans? More Napoleonic? Not for me, I’m done with this setup.