Denver Broncos Retrospective: The 2009 Roller Coaster Season

May 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last year was a wild ride for the Bronco faithful. It swung the fans up and down the football emotions spectrum. There was hope, disappointment, disdain, confusion, and excitement.
And that was just the offseason.
It all began with the ousting of incumbent head coach and football guru Mike Shanahan.
After successive seasons of mediocre play, the time had come to part ways with the man who had built the legend of John Elway. Shanahan departed with two Super Bowl rings and innumerable playoff appearances.
The issue was that those Super Bowls were now a decade past and the playoff appearances had stopped happening.
Then there was the controversial January hiring of new head coach Josh McDaniels.
Having spent his past years molding the New England Patriots offense, it seemed like a logical hire for a team that was looking to bring together its young offensive talent.
Then Mile High waved goodbye to part of that talent when quarterback Jay Cutler was sent ...

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