Josh McDaniels Just Wants Respect

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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  • S.C. Hunt

    Ugh… you know I feel about the guy. You want respect. Prepare your team consistently week in and week out, and don’t embarrass yourself or the people who shell out a small fortune to come and watch the team play. You’re absolutely right–win, and you’ll have the support and respect you deserve. Make a bunch of personnel moves, change the face of an organization and then get creamed by a hated rival at home and … well, what do you expect?

  • Kim Constantinesco

    It will take a lot of time for McD to earn the respect he wants. He’s flipped the franchise and without the wins coming, all arrows point in his direction during the blame game.

  • http://MSN Kenny Honeycutt

    That was a low blow when Kansas City’s Coach refused to shake Josh’s hand. Josh handled it well though. It shows which coach has the true integrity. The best treatment for that kind of behavior, Josh, is to kick his ass on his own turf. I’ll be there to help you do it.