In Defense of Josh McDaniels


Published: April 1, 2009


... and why it ended in such a messy divorce.

Many people blame rookie head coach Josh McDaniels, but how can you? Maybe he didn't handle the situation as well as someone with more experience. But looking at their stats last year, you can't blame him for going after Matt Cassel.

Here's a few reasons why McDaniels should have gone after Cassel:

1. Josh knows Cassel and knows how he works. I would compare it to someone getting a new job and bringing their old secretary with them because they know each other and how things are organized and how they both work.

It's comfortable, it's a good plan, and would ease some of the transition from offensive coordinator to head coach, probably making life easier on the entire coaching staff.


2. Cassel was better than Cutler last year. The Broncos played in a weaker division, with the Chiefs and the Raiders, their only competition coming from the Chargers. The AFC East had three possible playoff teams th...

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