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Old 06-13-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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Quite possibly, I've been trying to look at this off-season completely wrong.

McDaniels could be the next Andy Kaufman.

Maybe the guy is so intelligent, that he actually realizes the full scope of his position isn't just to coach the Denver Broncos, but instead as an entertainer in the entertainment industry... even if on occasion, it's in the same mold as "Tony Clifton".

I understand at this point there's probably an epidemic of people reading this rolling their eyes, but let's look at his moves.

-Says a big reason he took the job was to work with Jay Cutler, then trades him shortly after a very publicized photo of him holding a Cutler jersey with that clever grin.

-In an interview states what a great job the Goodmans have been doing, then after the senior bowl, they're gone.

-90+% of FA moves involve our 2ndary and RBs with injury histories

-Trades our 2010 1st for an early 2nd in a weak draft to get a 5'9 CB in an era where larger, leaping receivers are in vogue, especially in this division.

-Tip off that McD loves ****ing with us: Article comes out saying he's not in any rush to name a starting QB. The next day he names a starting QB. Probably read it and said, "I know what I'm gonna do tomorrow now, lol!"

What I'm trying to say is, this guy could be the next Lombardi taking the game to entirely new heights and expectations of entertainment.

Right now he's all:


and we're all:


and then he's all:


and we're all:


As you can see by my documented photos... this punchline will be epic.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:25 PM   #5
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He is a genius far beyond your limited intellect.
This is becoming apparent.

Never before have I felt inclined to an acknowledge a genetic superior.

My world is now upside down.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:56 PM   #6
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:27 PM   #7
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I love this thread. I will love the futile responses to try and justify these moves even more.
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Well, one thing is certain; McDaniels is a real scream, but maybe more a horror show than a comedy.

I screamed when he took Moreno in the first, shuddered when he traded away Denvers' 2010 1st for Smith, moaned when he trashed the 3rd round for a blocking TE few, if any (including Quinn) thought would even be drafted, and cried when he kicked out our franchise QB.

A real scream, yes sir.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:20 AM   #9
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Well, one thing is certain; McDaniels is a real scream, but maybe more a horror show than a comedy.

I screamed when he took Moreno in the first, shuddered when he traded away Denvers' 2010 1st for Smith, moaned when he trashed the 3rd round for a blocking TE few, if any (including Quinn) thought would even be drafted, and cried when he kicked out our franchise QB.

A real scream, yes sir.
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-Says a big reason he took the job was to work with Jay Cutler, then trades him shortly after a very publicized photo of him holding a Cutler jersey with that clever grin.
Cutler has been hashed and rehashed. Everyone has an opinion at to who said and did what, who is at fault, etc. I believe he was looking forward to working with Cutler and was approached about Cassell who was a known quantity to him in his offense. The trade discussions never passed the initial inquiry stage and Cutler used it as an excuse to try to get traded or a new deal which is what he wanted all along. The way Cutler acted during the whole incident makes me glad he is gone - he is not, and will never be, a leader. I don't want a b**** leading my team.

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-In an interview states what a great job the Goodmans have been doing, then after the senior bowl, they're gone.
This, as I understand it, was a situation where there was a power struggle between the Goodmans and Xanders. Bowlen made this decision as one or the other was going to have to go. Doesn't mean the Goodmans didn't do a good job as McD said.

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-90+% of FA moves involve our 2ndary and RBs with injury histories.
We brought in a ton of high character, quality football players at a relatively low price overall. So far, one player had an injury issue and was cut. I don't think it cost us a dime because the contract protected us in the event he did not recover from the surgery he had. Who among the free agents has an injury issue right now?

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-Trades our 2010 1st for an early 2nd in a weak draft to get a 5'9 CB in an era where larger, leaping receivers are in vogue, especially in this division.
Actually, there was just an article about how the more successful young receivers in recent years are smaller guys (Jackson, Royal). Smith is short but not small (almost 200 pounds) and is a great leaper and ballhawk. He will be terrific covering guys in the slot where more and more teams are focusing their passing games. Smith has not played a down yet in the NFL so how about giving the move a chance before automatically assuming it was a mistake?

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-Tip off that McD loves ****ing with us: Article comes out saying he's not in any rush to name a starting QB. The next day he names a starting QB. Probably read it and said, "I know what I'm gonna do tomorrow now, lol!"
The article said he was in no hurry - not a single quote from McD about a timetable. If Orton has distinguished himself enough to be named the starter we should be glad! It means more reps for him with the first team and more time to develop chemistry with a new team and a new offense before the season starts.

In some ways, I don't think you are grasping the bigger picture here. McDaniels is changing the culture and attitude of this football team. He is developing a tougher, higher character, more team-oriented football team. In the long run this will lead to a system which makes this team successful year after year. Sure, there will be some growing pains and some tough decisions will have to be made. I'm glad he has the stones to make those decisons. How about you give it a chance to play out before immediately assuming every move is stupid and doomed to failure?
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All I need to put McD's short tenure into perspective is Shanahan's Maurice Clarett bumbling and remember the defensive circus parade of clowns.

For me McD is welcome to reshape the Broncos on both sides of the ball where Shanahan failed and failed and failed.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:20 AM   #14
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Whose that nutjob in your avatar getting ready to punch himself in the gonads?
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In Washington state, the mentally retarded that have been found guilty of molesting redwoods have to sterilize themselves.

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All I need to put McD's short tenure into perspective is Shanahan's Maurice Clarett bumbling and remember the defensive circus parade of clowns.

For me McD is welcome to reshape the Broncos on both sides of the ball where Shanahan failed and failed and failed.
Really? That's how you frame McD so far?...by referencing Maurice Clarett? That's utterly amazing to me...and that pales in comparison to the current mess.

Shanahan didn't fail on both sides of the ball. It's true they dropped off scoring-wise breaking in a young QB and new players but you can hardly classify what McD has to do on the offensive side of the ball as "reshaping" since the entire offense minus Cutler and Moreno he owes to Shanahan. If you call dumping the QB and drafting one player "reshaping"...I guess I see why all you remember from the Shanahan era is Maurice Clarett.
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Too bad this season hes going to be all.....




And I'm going to be all.....





I guess now that I think about it its not very funny.
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Cutler has been hashed and rehashed. Everyone has an opinion at to who said and did what, who is at fault, etc. I believe he was looking forward to working with Cutler and was approached about Cassell who was a known quantity to him in his offense. The trade discussions never passed the initial inquiry stage and Cutler used it as an excuse to try to get traded or a new deal which is what he wanted all along. The way Cutler acted during the whole incident makes me glad he is gone - he is not, and will never be, a leader. I don't want a b**** leading my team.



This, as I understand it, was a situation where there was a power struggle between the Goodmans and Xanders. Bowlen made this decision as one or the other was going to have to go. Doesn't mean the Goodmans didn't do a good job as McD said.



We brought in a ton of high character, quality football players at a relatively low price overall. So far, one player had an injury issue and was cut. I don't think it cost us a dime because the contract protected us in the event he did not recover from the surgery he had. Who among the free agents has an injury issue right now?



Actually, there was just an article about how the more successful young receivers in recent years are smaller guys (Jackson, Royal). Smith is short but not small (almost 200 pounds) and is a great leaper and ballhawk. He will be terrific covering guys in the slot where more and more teams are focusing their passing games. Smith has not played a down yet in the NFL so how about giving the move a chance before automatically assuming it was a mistake?



The article said he was in no hurry - not a single quote from McD about a timetable. If Orton has distinguished himself enough to be named the starter we should be glad! It means more reps for him with the first team and more time to develop chemistry with a new team and a new offense before the season starts.

In some ways, I don't think you are grasping the bigger picture here. McDaniels is changing the culture and attitude of this football team. He is developing a tougher, higher character, more team-oriented football team. In the long run this will lead to a system which makes this team successful year after year. Sure, there will be some growing pains and some tough decisions will have to be made. I'm glad he has the stones to make those decisons. How about you give it a chance to play out before immediately assuming every move is stupid and doomed to failure?


And, there's what I was waiting for. Even funnier than the original post!
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Every move has been stupid...except for one: Brian Dawkins.

Other than that, this offseason has been a lesson in bad management.
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And, there's what I was waiting for. Even funnier than the original post!
And, I was waiting with eager anticipation for this insightful analysis.
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Clearly TJ hates white people.

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