The Denver Broncos - and by extention, the fans - have far bigger concerns regarding the trip to Foxborough to face the New England Patriots. Their former head coach, who is now once again employed by New England, should not be one of them. While it makes for great radio talk-show chatter, and I'm sure it sells papers - Woody Paige wrote about it today - it doesn't concern me in the least. If the Denver Broncos lose Saturday night, it won't be because of Josh McDaniels.
In fact, McDaniels will have much more to do with a Broncos WIN, than any advantage he can give Tom Brady and the Patriots, seeing that many of the Broncos key players were drafted by McDaniels, or in the case of Elvis Dumervil, awarded lucrative contract extensions by Josh.
No, Broncos fans shouldn't be concerned - but the same can not be said about fans from the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints or San Franciso 49ers. Why? Josh McDaniels spent time game planning for those teams THIS SEASON with the St. Louis Rams.
Did the Rams win any of those games? Well, they did beat the Saints, but the Rams didn't have any talent either. McDaniels has first-hand knowledge of the CURRENT defenses for six of the eight teams remaining in the playoffs, if you count the Broncos.
Still think there is no advantage?
I'll be interested to see if this becomes a bigger story than it is, or if the hard-headed nature of football prevails. NFL coaches have egos - big ones - and they feel they can beat you even if you know exactly what they are doing. But with detailed study on ALL FOUR remaining NFC teams, as well as the team the Patriots could play in the AFC Championship game, we may hear a lot more about this in the days to come.