Denver Broncos 2009 Mock Draft: The Beginning of Rebuilding


Published: April 24, 2009


... Obama's messages of hope, reassessing the American dream, and change.

In August, the Democratic National Convention was held in Denver, and Obama's commencement speech was given in the Broncos' beautiful Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium.

Whether Broncos owner Pat Bowlen was in attendance or not I don't know, but I do know he was swept up in the soon-to-be President's theme of change.

Bowlen fired long-time, all-time great head coach Mike Shanahan, and with him went exhausted, ineffective ideas and schemes.

With Shanahan came the departure of GMs, yes two, and all previous assistant coaches besides Bobby Turner, running backs coach, and Rick Dennison, special teams coach. Both are tenured, serving Denver as assistant coaches for over a decade each. Included in the firings was Jeremy Bates, offensive play-caller, and the initial request of a trade by Jay Cutler.

In came Josh McDaniels, a young, relatively unproven entity at head coach, able to...

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