Josh McDaniels: The Right Coach for the Denver Broncos at the Time

January 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the recent hiring of John Fox, much has been made of the future. Rightly so, too. Broncos fans have not been given much to cheer for in recent years. The Broncos have not so much as sniffed the Super Bowl since John Elway retired, and the closest we've come in recent years (Jake Plummer's last decent statistical season) was coldly denied by the stingy Steelers D.
It's been all downhill from there.
The early Cutler years were wildly disappointing as the defense dropped off the map. Mike Shanahan was let go, largely due to his hand in some poor drafts defensively and personnel mistakes. It may or may not have been all due to mistakes he personally made, but upper management decided a change was needed.
Maybe a defensive coach would have been preferable, since that was far and away the biggest issue with the team. However, management was mostly looking for someone who could step in and instill a winning mindset.
Enter Josh McDaniels.
He had seen his share of ...

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