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Old 03-19-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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No matter who you think is in the right in the Cutler versus McDaniels saga, we are left at the same point - The broncos probably have to trade Cutler and can't hope to get a quarterback even slightly in the same league as Cutler. At the very least McDaniels got played like a fiddle by Cook. At the worse, McDaniels sacrificed the franchise to get together with his boy toy.

Has it really come to this?

Somehow McDaniels has gotten unquestioned GM decisions in the offensive, but perhaps not defensive sphere. The question I have is if the Broncos can somehow salvage this by using Mike Nolan (who at least has done the job before) as a check on the wunderkid to sanity check decisions prior to the Broncos shooting themselves in the foot.

This would keep McDaniels from making decisions that embarrass the franchise, keep Cutler from using McDaniels as a excuse to ditch his contract, and keep Pat Bowlen away from both the day to day decision making process and the bottle the way things are going.

We need someone with GM experience. Since no one else in the organization has it, is it time for Nolan to step up?
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:51 AM   #2
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No he needs to focus on this defense. I am sure he has a large amount of input on who to draft to help fix this team. But he would be to constrained with the added role of DeFacto GM
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Since when has Nolan been a GM
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you do realize, aside from this cutler BS, we have essentially a brand new starting defense with much better upside then the one we did last year? now we can get into draft getting BPA instead of filling needs on defense.
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Since when has Nolan been a GM
Who else in the organization is more qualified?
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:55 AM   #6
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you do realize, aside from this cutler BS, we have essentially a brand new starting defense with much better upside then the one we did last year? now we can get into draft getting BPA instead of filling needs on defense.
No, the sky is falling, the sky is falling! There will be no draft!!!
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My understanding is that he excercised some GM roles in his last job.

And frankly, the point that no one else is as qualified matters.

I wonder if McDaniels is actually the one picking (D) talent, or Nolan is. Given that we have a pretty good track record with (D) talent this off season and a horrific record with (O) talent (Buckhalter, firing Leech, etc) I suspect that Nolan is running (D) as a feifdom.
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Who else in the organization is more qualified?
This better be a Nolan draft. from start to finish.
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Since when has Nolan been a GM
Just as long as Josh.
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By the way, I think Xanders tried to fix this situation. I just don't think Xanders knew exactly how dedicated McDaniels was to the idea of getting rid of Cutler.
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My understanding is that he excercised some GM roles in his last job.

And frankly, the point that no one else is as qualified matters.

I wonder if McDaniels is actually the one picking (D) talent, or Nolan is. Given that we have a pretty good track record with (D) talent this off season and a horrific record with (O) talent (Buckhalter, firing Leech, etc) I suspect that Nolan is running (D) as a feifdom.
that same o style talent is the same way the patriots have been picking players for years, under the radar style free agents, maybe an occasional big splash. worked pretty well for them. shannys last two years were jokes as GM, this year has been really good.
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You guys do realize that Nolan was running the show in SF right? Where he basically only drafted a few good defensive players and got **** all on the offensive side of the ball, right?

And grossly overpaid Nate Clements as well as other defensive players to come to SF.

He's a damn good DC but he's **** at running an organization. This is quite possibly the stupidest idea anyone has thrown out on this board in months, and that takes some doing.
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This better be a Nolan draft. from start to finish.

Or else?
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Just as long as Josh.
Last time I checked Xanders was the GM. McDaniels is the HC. Was there a firing I missed or something

Better still Nolan took a job under McDaniels working as D-Co-Ordinator.
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Xanders is supposed to be the GM. I keep wondering who is actually in charge of player personnel matters now.
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Xanders is supposed to be the GM. I keep wondering who is actually in charge of player personnel matters now.
The one who said no when McDaniels took the Cutler/Cassel proposal to him.
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By the way, I think Xanders tried to fix this situation. I just don't think Xanders knew exactly how dedicated McDaniels was to the idea of getting rid of Cutler.
Do you have any reason to think that Josh is dedicated to getting rid of Cutler, or to think that Xanders is operating independently of him?
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getting lousy talent is better then burning down the franchise, which is what McDaniels appears to be doing right now.
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Nolan the defensive coordinator has his hands full trying to fix this thing thats called a defense
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Nobody on this board actually knows the truth about what happened regarding Cutler. Therefore, we are left with the personnel decisions that HAVE been made. Changing long snappers is a head scratcher, but it may turn out to be a good thing. Dawkins is a legitimate safety, and we'll see if he has anything left in the tank. All those running backs have been brought in for competition, which is a very good thing. There is very little that is wrong with the personnel decisions made to this point...
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Didn't Mike Nolan pick Alex Smith? Nuff said.
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The one who said no when McDaniels took the Cutler/Cassel proposal to him.
That may be so. If true, it would explain a few things - I guess. I still wonder what kind of judgement that McDaniels has when it comes to his first move being to move Cutler out of town.
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Or else?
Or else i'm gonna throw a "LEX" sized tantrum!!
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The one who said no when McDaniels took the Cutler/Cassel proposal to him.

Josh has since told Peter King that the trade didnt happen because they arrive too late, not because deals were nixed by Xanders.
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BTW all the fans on here who have no respect for McDaniels at all must be right considering the following coaches grabbed the chance to work under him.

Nolan-One of the best D-Co-ordinators in this league over the past 10 years

Nunnely-The best 3-4 line tutor in football

Morrison-One of the best LB coaches around and was in consideration for Raiders HC vacancy

Turner-Dennison decided to stay on as positional coaches and in Dennison's case it was a demotion.
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