Cut-Throat: The Tragedy of Jay Cutler


Published: March 23, 2009


... known as a genius and a mastermind, was officially relieved of his duties as Denver Broncos head coach. During his 14-year tenure, he won two epic back-to-back Super Bowls.

Of course, he had a little help with the dynamic John Elway under center.

The late 90s defined Shanahan's career—which was exactly the problem.

Owner Pat Bowlen and the Broncos front administration grew weary of the Broncos' inability to accomplish much in the playoffs post-Elway. They had "circumnavigated" the football world twice already, yet they were looking in a new direction: enter Josh McDaniels.

Young, fiery, and accomplished-yet-not-proven, McDaniels made his point clear from day one: no one is safe. It's almost as if Bowlen completely handed the keys of the 'Vette to this first-time head coach, and no matter where McDaniels wanted to go, Bowlen was going to be down for the ride.

McDaniels's first order of business? Simple! Weed out your Pro Bo...

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