The Denver Broncos: A Team In Turmoil


Published: July 10, 2009

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... have been the talk of the NFL. Owner Pat Bowlen decided it was time for a change in Denver when he fired Shanahan.

He hired Brian Xanders as General Manager and former Patriots' Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels as head coach. The new regime took over and—little did I know— immediately started making changes to the Broncos’ roster.

The first big change started as a doozy. Rumors circulated that the Broncos were trying to trade for Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel even though they already had Jay Cutler on the roster. Oops.

Cutler took this news as a sign of disrespect and demanded a trade. The team eventually obliged, sending Cutler to the Bears. In return, the Broncos received a few draft picks and former Bears' starting quarterback Kyle Orton.


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