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Josh "Freakin" McDaniels and a case of Cognitive Dissonance (or a look at our 2010 draft class).

Cognitive dissonance is a discomfort caused by holding conflicting ideas simultaneously. The theory of cognitive dissonance proposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance. They do this by changing their attitudes, beliefs, and actions to adjust what they previously believed. Dissonance is also reduced by justifying, blaming, and denying. Some folks just call it good ‘ol fashioned ‘justification’ - cherry picking those ‘facts’ that support our assertions while conveniently ignoring those that don’t.

Now, this post is not an intentional jab at the McDaniel’s haters out there (can’t say as I’m a big fan myself) as much as a little periodic introspection and challenging of one’s beliefs from time to time is probably a healthy thing to do.

Without getting myself flagged for writing (or repeating) a bunch of naughty, to be censored words – suffice it to say Josh McDaniels (pick your creative if obscene favorite pet name and insert here) is probably not the most beloved human being in Broncos Country (there are probably some who are already objecting to my referring to him as human). I’m not sure I’ve seen another person so reviled on these hallowed MHR blogs as Mr. Josh not to mention the shocking drop off in hoodie sales in general over the last couple of years. However…

What do we think of Josh’s 2010 draft now? It seems to me I counted at least five of his handpicked drafted minions starting for our beloved Broncos yesterday – starting AND contributing. Demaryius Thomas was catching balls and touchdowns, Tim Tebow was throwing them (finally – better late than never), Eric Decker jumped in for fun and Zane Beadles and J.D. Walton were knocking heads with Dolphin defensive tackles with gusto (not to mention a few others like Squid, Cassius and the other Kyle – oh wait, I guess I just mentioned them). At any rate, in my estimation – not too shabby a showing for our previously maligned 2010 draft class by Mr. Josh (since Brian Xanders has since disavowed himself of all things McDaniels).

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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