There was so much hype surrounding a gesture that never took place.
Last week, when Todd Haley refused to shake Josh McDaniels’ hand and preferred to scold the young coach instead, everyone jumped on the issue of sportsmanship.
During Friday’s press conference, McDaniels said, “I’m not all that concerned with being liked as much as I’m concerned with being respected by the other coaches.”
He continued saying, “We don’t work together and we’re obviously trying to beat each other every week, and I hope they respect the way we play, the way we set up our game plan, and how we try to go about competing each week.”
McDaniels has his fair share of critics in the league and among fans. He is more concerned with how Broncos fans perceive him and his team.
“Hopefully, the way we do things earns the respect of the people that follow and support us. If we win, hopefully, they’ll like what we’re doing,” McDainels said.
I can guarantee that if the Broncos consistently win, the people will have his back. Until then, the Roger and Ebert’s of Broncos Country can rightfully judge the man in the driver’s seat.
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