A Mile High Mistake: Josh McDaniels Era Could Be Over Before It Begins

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Published: March 16, 2009


... an example of how NOT to step into a head coaching job, look no further than the Mile High’s very own Denver Broncos’ head coach Josh McDaniels. Before even conducting one spring practice he has managed to alienate the face of the franchise, Jay Cutler.

As if McDaniels’ task of replacing a two-time Super Bowl winner in Mike Shanahan wasn’t already hard enough, he has compounded the situation by stating that he was shopping for a new QB. To make matters worse, in a meeting which was supposed to result in reconciliation, the situation deteriorated further.

Where did Josh McDaniels go wrong?

First, the Broncos’ head man should have gotten Matt Cassel if he wanted him. Failing to get a new QB started the relationship with Cutler off on a sour note.

Secondly, he should have been honest with Cutler about his intentions, or at least give the appearance that he had nothing to hide, even it is all a big misunderstanding.

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