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Bronco Rob
04-11-2010, 02:42 PM
Klis: Getting personal in new race


By Mike Klis
The Denver Post
Posted: 04/11/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT




There will be a new three-team division in the NFL this year.

As it is specific to past and present Broncos, we'll call it the Mr. B division.

Here's how the new division will line up in the hearts and souls of those who remain unsure as to whether Broncos owner Pat Bowlen made all the correct moves in the past year or so:

Mr. B

Josh McDaniels and the Broncos

Mike Shanahan and the Redskins

Jay Cutler and the Bears

Never mind that the Broncos play neither the Redskins nor Bears this year. And forget that the Mr. B Division, sans Shanny, combined for a 19-29 record last year.

To those currently living in 60-degree sunshine afternoons at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Mr. B Division promises to be the NFL's most captivating race in 2010.

In the interest of full disclosure, this new division idea was initially submitted through a comment posted beneath the Broncos online mailbag last week. As I am the co-author of the Broncos mailbag (along with the various letter writers), I am entitled to accept random acts of cleverness.

The Mr. B Division began to form after the 2008 season when Bowlen made the daring decision to fire Shanahan, his head coach of 14 years, and replace him with McDaniels, a man of 32 years.

McDaniels, who will celebrate his 34th birthday April 22 presumably by selecting the Broncos' next superstar with the No. 11 overall pick in the NFL draft, quickly found himself at the center of controversy when he irked Cutler, the talented if mistake-prone quarterback he inherited from Shanahan.

Bowlen stepped in and backed his new coach by ordering Cutler to be traded.

Shanahan then stepped back in by accepting the head coaching position with the Redskins.

And the Mr. B Division was created.

Curiously, soon after Shanahan took the job in Washington, he alienated the Redskins' three biggest stars in Albert Haynesworth, Clinton Portis and Jason Campbell.

What made this curious is Shanahan didn't receive anywhere near the guff McDaniels received in his first season for making similar roster-cleaning maneuvers.

Why? Because McDaniels was 32 when he took the job. In our society, youth is like a car changing lanes it triggers people to fearlessly exhibit rage.

Just as McDaniels did with Cutler, Shanahan put Haynesworth on the trading block. The difference was, Haynesworth was to collect a $21 million bonus on April 1 and $36.9 million over the next three seasons, while Cutler was scheduled to draw only a $1.035 million salary, $6 million over two years, at the time of his trade.

McDaniels didn't care much for incumbent running back Peyton Hillis, bringing in Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter. Shanahan doesn't care much for Portis, bringing in Larry Johnson and Willie Parker.

McDaniels didn't care much for Cutler, trading him for two first-round draft picks and Kyle Orton.

Shanahan didn't care much for Campbell, keeping him while acquiring Donovan McNabb.

The McNabb trade was considered genius. The Cutler deal was assaulted.

Perception is at the opaque root of the Mr. B Division.

It becomes a real competition week to week in 2010, then year to year, when the results are compared. McDaniels' Broncos vs. Shanahan's Redskins vs. Cutler's Bears.

They all mean business. The Bears signed Julius Peppers. Shanahan acquired McNabb. McDaniels added an entire new defensive line anchored by Jamal Williams.

The truth about the Mr. B Division: First one to the Super Bowl wins.




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Dagmar
04-11-2010, 02:49 PM
He gets paid to write this ****.

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/facepalm.jpg

SoCalBronco
04-11-2010, 02:51 PM
Hopefully all three have great years.

Dagmar
04-11-2010, 02:53 PM
Hopefully all three have great years.

Hopefully Josh and Mike have great years. And the emo qb bows out of football due to general douchebaggery.

tsiguy96
04-11-2010, 02:54 PM
Hopefully Josh and Mike have great years. And the emo qb bows out of football due to general douchebaggery.

second this.

OBF1
04-11-2010, 03:03 PM
http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=90637

Look mommy.... I am on the internet.

Popps
04-11-2010, 03:30 PM
[ ] wish them all the best
[X] go Broncos, **** everyone else

s0phr0syne
04-11-2010, 03:35 PM
mergemmergemregrmeergmemrmegemregmermergeme

Dagmar
04-11-2010, 03:37 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/14vhhqw.png

Kaylore
04-11-2010, 03:47 PM
I agree with the premise of the article. McD has been grilled and Shanahan doing the same things gets a pass. The thing is that Shanny's got two rings and is an established coach and that comes with some perks. McDaniels wins some more games and a super bowl and people will back off.

As for how well they do, I hope Shanny and McDaniels do well. Cutler winning or losing gives us nothing so I don't care.

Merlin
04-11-2010, 06:33 PM
i agree with the premise of the article. Mcd has been grilled and shanahan doing the same things gets a pass. The thing is that shanny's got two rings and is an established coach and that comes with some perks. Mcdaniels wins some more games and a super bowl and people will back off.
+1

tsiguy96
04-11-2010, 06:36 PM
+1

did you totally retype his quote?

Tombstone RJ
04-11-2010, 06:39 PM
Of Bowlen's 4 coaches he's had, three (Reeves, Phillips and Shanahan) had Elway. Think about that for just one moment please. In fact, think about that for several minutes. No, in fact--chew that up in your head for a good long time.

It's important for Bowlen to stick with McD and give him a chance to succeed. Why? Simple, McD is young and has a tremendous upside. He's the only coach Bowlen has ever been with that did not at one point or time work with Elway. These are uncharted waters.

baja
04-11-2010, 06:53 PM
Of Bowlen's 4 coaches he's had, three (Reeves, Phillips and Shanahan) had Elway. Think about that for just one moment please. In fact, think about that for several minutes. No, in fact--chew that up in your head for a good long time.

It's important for Bowlen to stick with McD and give him a chance to succeed. Why? Simple, McD is young and has a tremendous upside. He's the only coach Bowlen has ever been with that did not at one point or time work with Elway. These are uncharted waters.

That's an important distinction.

Wes Mantooth
04-11-2010, 07:44 PM
This is as concrete an idea as the Chewbacca defense.

montrose
04-11-2010, 08:29 PM
[ ] wish them all the best
[X] go Broncos, **** everyone else

This.

Bronco Rob
04-11-2010, 08:32 PM
of bowlen's 4 coaches he's had, three (reeves, phillips and shanahan) had elway. Think about that for just one moment please. In fact, think about that for several minutes. No, in fact--chew that up in your head for a good long time.

It's important for bowlen to stick with mcd and give him a chance to succeed. Why? Simple, mcd is young and has a tremendous upside. He's the only coach bowlen has ever been with that did not at one point or time work with elway. These are uncharted waters.



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