Timbathia wrote:Make no mistake - Denver will be bad this year, but it is because McDaniels inherited a pathetic defense, and because he is changing the offensive scheme. No-one could have come in to coach this team and plugged all the holes. While 5wins this year is a possibility, I am firmly convinced that in years 2 and 3 of McDaniels tenure the Broncos will be a significantly better team than they were last year under Shanahan.
Sorry I don't buy it, McDaniels is going to be gone in a few years anyway...You know you have screwed up royally when in a matter of a few months you have alienated your franchise pro bowl QB, and made the owner question what the hell you are doing:
• He would have preferred that the Broncos had drafted more defensive players last weekend.
• His new coach, Josh McDaniels, committed "rookie mistakes," but he fully supports him and is growing more assured he will be outstanding in the long term.
Bowlen is pleased with the quarterback, Kyle Orton, and the draft picks the Broncos got in return from Chicago, but when told many were puzzled why McDaniels didn't choose more defensive players in the recent draft, Bowlen replied:
So McDaniels couldn't even get through the draft without having the owner questioning his moves? How many times have we seen a disciple of Belicheck go on to fail elsewhere?
- Romeo Crennel went 24-40
- Eric Mangini was a failure at NY and looks like he'll follow those footsteps in Cleveland
- Charlie Weiss is breaking all the wrong kinds of records at ND and a few losses away from being fired
Even Nick Saban who coached under him at one point failed miserably in the NFL, what makes you think McDaniels will be different? Just because he's the shiny new toy from under the Belicheck tree who hasn't had his shot yet? These guys leave NE with an arrogance and ego as if they have accomplished something already, and it usually doesn't take long for them to be looking for another job, McDaniels has BY FAR gotten off to a worse start then any of those other guys.
Alot of coaches could of came in and plugged the holes on this team, Spagnuola who went to the Rams is one guy, it's not like you can't turn around a defense in one off-season to be respectable, it's been done plenty of times before, Miami for instance was 10x better last year then they were when they won 1 game the prior year.
What gives you ANY reason to believe McDaniels will have this team better then Shanny did? I'm curious to hear that.
You don't have any room to be making "rookie mistakes" this early into the process, he hasn't even had to made any tough decisions yet, and if the Owner is doubting him now how long before he jumps ship totally? Don't think Bowlen's patience will be high with this guy...Drafting a RB at 12 when guys like Jennings went in the 7th, and taking a TE that early was pointless, but he's an offensive minded guys and wanted some new toys even though Denver had more offensive weapons then 90% of teams already.
You don't need those luxury picks this early, but he doesn't know any better, and that's why he'll be a failure just like the rest of those guys on the list...You don't have that much room to come in somewhere and continually make questionable moves without getting fired.