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Rabb
07-01-2009, 02:13 PM
1. sorry if it's a repost
2. my favorite parts highlighted
3. the Bleacher Report is ****ing garbage and full of hacks

Josh McDaniels spits in the face of conventional wisdom. He is an evil genius.

It is generally considered a rule to live by the following axiom: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." The 2009 Denver Broncos have obviously never heard of this saying before.

I will attempt to explain just what went wrong and went right with this year's Denver Broncos.

At the risk of beating a dead horse (no pun intended), we will start with Jay Cutler. Jay Cutler was drafted out of Vanderbilt in 2006 and is highly regarded as the best quarterback from that draft class that also includes Vince Young, Kellen Clemens, Matt Leinart, Tarvaris Jackson and Brodie Croyle.

Cutler and Young have the distinction of being the only two quarterbacks from this draft class to be selected to the Pro Bowl. Vince Young has since lost the starting job in Tennessee to former Giants Super Bowl loser, Kerry Collins.

Cutler had a great season in 2008.

Cutler threw for 4,526 yards, 25 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and had a passer rating of 86. He also rushed for 200 yards, and was sacked just 11 times.

The Broncos finished the season with an 8-8 record and Pat Bowlen immediately fired two time Super Bowl winning coach Mike Shanahan, and replaced him with Coach Josh McDaniels, former offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.

McDaniel's first order of business?

Trade the franchise quarterback for what would amount to Kyle Orton, Alphonso Smith and Richard Quinn.

Strike one.

Next, McDaniels enters the NFL draft for the first time as a head coach, and proclaims he only has 100 players on his board, despite most teams having as many as 500 players. Bold strategy; let's see if it pays off.

The most immediate concern is, of course, the defense. The Broncos finished 29th in total defense surrendering an average of 28 points per game. The Broncos are going to commit to the 3-4 defense in 2009 and need pass rushing specialist on the outside, along with big interior lineman and inside linebackers to stop the rush.

McDaniels drafted one defensive end in Robert Ayers.

Ayers is also too small to fit the system, and has zero use in coverage. Not to mention he was a one-year starter, and the Broncos still don't have a nose tackle. Did I mention that Ayers only had three sacks in his senior year?

Did I mention that the Broncos traded next years first round draft pick to get a nickel corner in Alphonso Smith.

Also McDaniels traded both of his third round draft choices to draft a blocking tight end!

Genius.

Strike two.

The only prize the Broncos took from the draft was Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno, who should finally put a face on the stable of running backs the Broncos use currently.

McDaniels has to fix the defense through free agency. The Broncos were giving up 7.7 yards per pass play, and 5.0 yards per rush.

McDaniels acquires an over-the-hill Brian Dawkins, and signs the 35-(36 in October)-year-old to a five-year deal.

Then, he signs inside linebacker and Cleveland Browns reject Andra Davis to start at inside linebacker alongside talented D.J. Williams.

To play nose tackle, he signs Ronald Fields, a guy who couldn't even start for the 49ers and has only nine career starts.

To play the defensive end across from Robert Ayers will either be Jarvis Moss (the horror) or Ryan McBean (oh, the horror!) a guy who has played in just one game. Jarvis Moss will most likely have to transition outside to be a rush linebacker, even though he has no pass-rush ability. Leaving the only capable player, Elvis Dumervil, to play rush linebacker on the other side.

Other notable signings included aging defensive backs Andre Goodman, and Renaldo Hill. No one starting in the Broncos secondary is under the age of 31.

Strike three, four, five and six.

McDaniels is breaking the land speed record for ruining a football team.

Or is he a true evil genius the likes of which this league has never seen?

Let's check the scorecard. The offense has gotten worse, the defense has gotten a lot worse, and nothing has been done on special teams.

More baffling, still, is how Broncos fans seem convinced that not only is McDaniels doing a good job, but actually believe that the Broncos will be better than they were last year!

Kyle Orton is not Jay Cutler. Cutler threw 18 inceptions last year. This is true, but his interception percentage was only 2.9 percent compared to Orton's 2.6 percent. Asking Orton to throw the ball more often and for more yards will undoubtedly lead to more interceptions and an overall lack of production in the offense.

Orton is a system quarterback. He is a clock management-type quarterback. He has no arm. This does not bode well for a pass-happy Broncos team.

Broncos fans cannot honestly say that they are better off without a guy who threw for 4,500 yards and 25 touchdowns last year. Not to mention losing a coach who knows the division like the back of his hand in Mike Shanahan.

Josh McDaniels is the best thing to happen to the Raiders, Chiefs and Chargers since merging with the NFL.

A true evil genius.


aaaaaaaand go

Rabb
07-01-2009, 02:14 PM
sorry meant to include the linky

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/209940-josh-mcdaniels-is-an-evil-genius/page/2

broncofan2438
07-01-2009, 02:16 PM
Who wrote this crap? A freakn Chugger fan??

Kaylore
07-01-2009, 02:16 PM
I had a poo this morning that was a better article than that.

DBroncos4life
07-01-2009, 02:17 PM
If all goes well this thread should be epic.

OBF1
07-01-2009, 02:22 PM
Double whopper with cheese please

Los Broncos
07-01-2009, 02:23 PM
I had a poo this morning that was a better article than that.

It was a masterpiece I'm sure.

broncofan2438
07-01-2009, 02:23 PM
If all goes well this thread should be epic.

What, our season??

DBroncos4life
07-01-2009, 02:27 PM
What, our season??

I was going to watch us play anyways this year, now I just die a little inside when I tell my friend that Kyle Orton is the best QB in the NFL. Funny thing is I like Kyle I just don't think fans here are going to defend him for very long. If you don't believe me ask Griese, Plummer, or Cutler.

Kaylore
07-01-2009, 02:29 PM
It was a masterpiece I'm sure.

It was one of those where you have to wipe a few times. Kind of annoying. Preferable to this article.

watermock
07-01-2009, 02:34 PM
Unfortunately, it's all true.

yerner
07-01-2009, 02:40 PM
I guess this is the extremely negative view. I don't think things are that bad but the article is pretty funny.

snowspot66
07-01-2009, 03:02 PM
All true?

I love how he misunderstands what INT % is as if Orton throwing more passes will magically increase his INT%.

I love how he claims our defense has gotten a lot worse. How can a defense that was one of the worst defense in the last 25 years get a better DC in Nolan and replace over half the starters get worse? Honestly we could finish 32 in every thing and STILL be better than we were last year.

I love how he says Orton will fail in a pass happy offense and then laments the loss of Shanahan who knew the entire division like the back of his hand and yet fails to make the connection of new coach new system.

How is all of that true Mock? The guy just doesn't like us. He's probably a Chargers fan or something. To write an article saying we'll be bad next year isn't hard to do even though I disagree that we will be bad. Regardless of what I think if you are going to write an article about how bad we will be you better have something better than that ****.

Dukes
07-01-2009, 03:13 PM
Unfortunately, it's all true.

:oyvey: Right.

oubronco
07-01-2009, 03:17 PM
I'll take a BBQ grilled chicken sandwich

55CrushEm
07-01-2009, 03:20 PM
"McDaniel's first order of business?

Trade the franchise quarterback for what would amount to Kyle Orton, Alphonso Smith and Richard Quinn. "

I'm sorry......wouldn't the author have to include Robert Ayers in here, too?

mr007
07-01-2009, 03:48 PM
No, Ayers was our pick. Also he's not accurate because Alphonso Smith was for our 1st rounder next year, which may very likely be a higher pick than Chicago's.

EDIT: My bad, didn't realize Moreno was our pick and we got Ayers from Bears. So yeah you're right.

Boss Man
07-01-2009, 03:53 PM
No, Ayers was our pick. Also he's not accurate because Alphonso Smith was for our 1st rounder next year, which may very likely be a higher pick than Chicago's.

NO... Ayers was definatley the 1st round pick Chicago gave us this year.

Moreno at 12 was our pick...

The Joker
07-01-2009, 04:01 PM
If this guy can adjust to the NFL quickly we might have ourselves a pretty formidable power running game this year.

Graham, Quinn, Scheffler and Marshall all lined up tight with Hillis pounding the ball out of the singleback could be pretty tasty, quite frankly.

TDmvp
07-01-2009, 04:10 PM
If genius is code for douche bag , then i totally agree ...

LonghornBronco
07-01-2009, 04:11 PM
All true?

I love how he misunderstands what INT % is as if Orton throwing more passes will magically increase his INT%.

.

IMO Ortons INT% goes up if we ask him to do what Jay did last year. Vertually everyone and their mother knew we were throwing the ball (mostly agians the nickle), and he still had a respectable INT%/QB rating...

DenverBrit
07-01-2009, 04:43 PM
IMO Ortons INT% goes up if we ask him to do what Jay did last year. Vertually everyone and their mother knew we were throwing the ball (mostly agians the nickle), and he still had a respectable INT%/QB rating...

I doubt Orton will be asked to throw into triple coverage. ;D

snowspot66
07-01-2009, 04:52 PM
IMO Ortons INT% goes up if we ask him to do what Jay did last year. Vertually everyone and their mother knew we were throwing the ball (mostly agians the nickle), and he still had a respectable INT%/QB rating...

We won't ask him to do that and INT% are pretty consistent barring bad luck or mental retardation. He'll still be easily under 3% end of the year next year and my bet says he'll have a better % than Cutler again.

DomCasual
07-01-2009, 05:09 PM
Honestly, that's maybe the most messed-up article I've read in many, many days. There's just so much there to pick on, it's hard to know where you would begin.

oubronco
07-01-2009, 05:17 PM
taquito

BroncoMan4ever
07-01-2009, 05:17 PM
ok, 1st off, Orton is not as bad as people make him out to be. he was used in an offense that did not play to his talents in Chicago. look at his Purdue days, because that is more in line with the Orton we will see now in Denver.

Smith will be starting across from Champ by the end of the year.

the defense has gotten better just from the release of ****ty coaches and garbage players, and the addition of size and good coaching. also, our secondary(the worst part of our defense) was completely rebuilt and comes back better and with depth. our front 7 adds the player who many believe was the best defensive talent in this draft, plus we have added size, and dumped a lopt of garbage from that part of the defense.

ST was addressed with the draft, when we drafted the guy being touted as the best ST player in this draft, add in better coaching and we are improved there.

the offense has gotten better. we lost athletic talent at the QB position, but also with that lost bad attitude and an inflated ego which led to mistakes. add in vast improvement to the running game and our young dominant line with another year of experience and we are better on offense.

we are better in all phases of the game including coaching. we may have lost experience at the HC position, but we upgraded all the assistants. Mike was one of the best HC in the league but had a terrible staff around him which dragged down the staff as a whole. McD doesn't have Mike's experience but he has better assistants around him.


Side note: am i the only person who is tired of seeing all these reports and people talking about Jay's stats completely disregarding his 20 turnovers? elite QB's do not turn the ball over almost as much as they score. Brett Favre gets blasted for turnovers regardless of the amount of yards and TDs he throws, yet Cutler is given a pass on his turnover amount based on his passing yards and TD totals.

Jay had talent, but he didn't set the bar so high that Orton can't match or better his contributions to the team.

UberBroncoMan
07-01-2009, 05:30 PM
yea... I'll even admit that forgetting to mention Robert Ayers as part of the draft deal was pretty ****ing stupid on the part of the writer.

Kaylore
07-01-2009, 05:32 PM
I'm just tired of everyone damning the whole team because of that one trade and disregarding the talent we had at other areas on the team. Everyone of these reports reads two different ways. The way they talk about Cutler you'd think we were 14-2 last year. When you reference his weaknesses, suddenly Cutler was the only good player on the whole team and he had no help.

Basically the argument I'm reading is Cutler left a team bereft of talent and he was the lone piece worth anything. Now Denver is doomed to flounder at every position and have the first pick overall, which we traded to Seattle. Denver can't coach (because McDaniels trading Cutler = bad coach!) and has no players at any position. It's doom and gloom.

I hope more and more people keep repeating this so when we start winning games they look like the cowardly tools they are.

Rulon Velvet Jones
07-01-2009, 06:06 PM
Don't try to call out Linton in his comments sections. It looks as though he'll hit you with a "LOL" or even worse - a "ROFLCOPTER".

****ing child idiot.

Rulon Velvet Jones
07-01-2009, 06:09 PM
"Andrew Linton about 3 hours ago Flag as Offensive
@Montana:

I hate the Broncos and even I have to feel a little bad for them. That is how appalling this really is"

Well, that settles that.

Rulon Velvet Jones
07-01-2009, 06:11 PM
He's a Raiders fan.

/thread
//find plastic bag
///put over head
////nap

rastaman
07-01-2009, 06:20 PM
No, Ayers was our pick. Also he's not accurate because Alphonso Smith was for our 1st rounder next year, which may very likely be a higher pick than Chicago's.

EDIT: My bad, didn't realize Moreno was our pick and we got Ayers from Bears. So yeah you're right.

I am crossing my fingers McKidd takes the No. 1 next year and draft one of the Top QB's coming out next year.

McKidd knows Cutler is his stop gap guy.....and to survive his first coaching stint he must find as close to a Franchise QB as possible. Who ever that top 5 Qb is, Denver selects, the new QB will only have 1 yr to learn the position b/c Orton is only a two year solution. And McKidd only has 3 years to get winning or he will find himself coach under "Who's Your Daddy" Belichek.

rastaman
07-01-2009, 06:23 PM
I'm just tired of everyone damning the whole team because of that one trade and disregarding the talent we had at other areas on the team. Everyone of these reports reads two different ways. The way they talk about Cutler you'd think we were 14-2 last year. When you reference his weaknesses, suddenly Cutler was the only good player on the whole team and he had no help.

Basically the argument I'm reading is Cutler left a team bereft of talent and he was the lone piece worth anything. Now Denver is doomed to flounder at every position and have the first pick overall, which we traded to Seattle. Denver can't coach (because McDaniels trading Cutler = bad coach!) and has no players at any position. It's doom and gloom.

I hope more and more people keep repeating this so when we start winning games they look like the cowardly tools they are.

Looks like its going to come down btwn the Gullible McD fans or the Doom and Gloom Broncos fans.....some one is going to be TOOLS one way or the other.

BroncoMan4ever
07-01-2009, 06:49 PM
I'm just tired of everyone damning the whole team because of that one trade and disregarding the talent we had at other areas on the team. Everyone of these reports reads two different ways. The way they talk about Cutler you'd think we were 14-2 last year. When you reference his weaknesses, suddenly Cutler was the only good player on the whole team and he had no help.

Basically the argument I'm reading is Cutler left a team bereft of talent and he was the lone piece worth anything. Now Denver is doomed to flounder at every position and have the first pick overall, which we traded to Seattle. Denver can't coach (because McDaniels trading Cutler = bad coach!) and has no players at any position. It's doom and gloom.

I hope more and more people keep repeating this so when we start winning games they look like the cowardly tools they are.

i agree. the media talks about Cutler like he was in a situation like Elway early in his career when it was Elway versus whoever we played that week. But Cutler has had a ****load of weapons and protection at his disposal to help him grow as a player and those weapons and protection are still in place

DBroncos4life
07-01-2009, 07:04 PM
I'm just tired of everyone damning the whole team because of that one trade and disregarding the talent we had at other areas on the team. Everyone of these reports reads two different ways. The way they talk about Cutler you'd think we were 14-2 last year. When you reference his weaknesses, suddenly Cutler was the only good player on the whole team and he had no help.

Basically the argument I'm reading is Cutler left a team bereft of talent and he was the lone piece worth anything. Now Denver is doomed to flounder at every position and have the first pick overall, which we traded to Seattle. Denver can't coach (because McDaniels trading Cutler = bad coach!) and has no players at any position. It's doom and gloom.

I hope more and more people keep repeating this so when we start winning games they look like the cowardly tools they are.

Yeah but if you read the posts on this board Cutler was the reason why we didn't win the SB last year that and Shanny lost his ability to coach.

ZONA
07-01-2009, 07:09 PM
Cutler threw for 4,526 yards, 25 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and had a passer rating of 86

I'm just curious, what would Cutler's rating have been if the 8-10 passes that hit LB's right between the numbers but were dropped, have been? I know every QB gets lucky now and then with some sure INT's dropped but it just seemed like last year that Cutler had about 8-10 that I saw that hit guys right smack in their hands or between the numbers and were just dropped. Would everybody have been so quick to say he had a "great" season if those passes were actually caught and he had more INT's then TD's?

And I'm pretty sure I saw somewhere that alot of the teams had Smith as the best DB or the 2nd best DB in the draft. Who's to say he will end up as a nickel back? Maybe next year, sure. But what if he turns out to be a real gem and starts for us for many years, same with Ayers.

It's stupid to speculate this early if the moves were good or not. After all, if Cutler fails in Chicago and some of our picks turn out to be solid, this article would be comic relief, if it isn't already.

footstepsfrom#27
07-01-2009, 08:35 PM
"Evil Genius" was my moniker on the old DPO...good times.

Baba Booey
07-02-2009, 02:33 AM
http://www.omfg.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/omfg-bull-horn.jpg

Dudeskey
07-02-2009, 08:49 AM
Well there's 2 minutes of my life I won't get back from reading that crap...™

vancejohnson82
07-02-2009, 09:11 AM
I didnt know Mock wrote for the Bleacher Report

Gcver2ver3
07-02-2009, 09:34 AM
http://www.omfg.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/omfg-bull-horn.jpg

thats gonna leave a mark...