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Old 07-01-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Who wrote this crap? A freakn Chugger fan??
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:16 PM   #4
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I had a poo this morning that was a better article than that.
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If all goes well this thread should be epic.
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I had a poo this morning that was a better article than that.
It was a masterpiece I'm sure.
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If all goes well this thread should be epic.
What, our season??
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:27 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:29 PM   #10
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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.
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Unfortunately, it's all true.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:40 PM   #12
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I guess this is the extremely negative view. I don't think things are that bad but the article is pretty funny.
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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 ****.
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"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?
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:48 PM   #17
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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.

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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...
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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.
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If genius is code for douche bag , then i totally agree ...
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All true?

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

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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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