Coach Josh McDaniels and the Denver Broncos: Another Coach Gone?

Well, the Denver Broncos attempted a comeback against the St. Louis Rams, and it was so close yet so far.  Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton threw for 3 touchdowns, 347 yards and 3 touchdowns, and Knoshown Moreno led the rushing game to the tune of 56 yards on 12 carries and 1 touchdown.  And Brandon Lloyd caught 2 touchdowns on 76 yards with Eddie Royal contributing 74 yards and 1 touchdown.  But it was not enough for the Broncos as they fell to the Rams 33-36.

Kyle Orton mentioned of the short team meeting concerning the filming of the San Francisco 49ers‘ practice in London.  It may have affected the coach more than the team.  McDaniels was fined $50,000, and video operations director Steve Scarnecchia was fired as a result.  McDaniels was obviously rattled by the incident and the fine.  Now it may cost him his job too.  With Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress and Dallas Cowboys Wade Phillips gone  from their teams, now Josh McDaniels may be facing the chopping block as well.  Even though the Broncos carry a 3-8 record, the team has attempted to fought each and every game, but with their current record, they can dismiss themselves from the playoffs and merely act as spoilers for other playoff-seeking teams, such as the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders.  However, it appears that most of these playoff-bound teams are spoiling themselves, without effort from their opponents.

Coach McDaniels should soon have a conversation with the Broncos’ upper management (if he didn’t already) and quite possibly iron-fisted Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding this videotaping scandal.  Unfortunately, I think Josh McDaniels might be fired by the close of this season. Deceiving Commissioner Goodell, whether intentional or not, is not a good way to start a negotiation.


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