As the editor for this site, I have no shame. I’ll admit it. I’m a New York Giants fan. Let me explain.
When the New England Patriots hired former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels, when the Denver Broncos were knocked out of the playoffs, and when the Patriots made it to the Super Bowl, another Giants fan was born.
Don’t get me wrong. I still bleed orange and blue. Well then why aren’t you rooting for the team that knocked the Broncos out of the playoffs to win the Super Bowl you might ask. Wouldn’t you like to see the team that ended the Broncos season to take the entire thing, thus showing that the Broncos were kicked out by the best?
That’s a logical thought, but I’ve turned into a Jints fan, at least for one Sunday.
We all know that Josh McDaniels hopped in the drivers seat and effectively drove the Broncos into the ground in less than two years. Mc-Kid Coach didn’t even make it the full two years before being fired for leading the Broncos to a 11-17 record and losing the last 9 of 12.
He stepped off his high pedestal and went to the St. Louis Rams to help develop Sam Bradford and lead the Rams offense to greatness just like he did in New England. Instead McDaniels led the Rams to a 32nd ranked offense (12.1 points per game) and a 30th ranked pass offense. The Rams went 2-14 with their season ending on Jan. 1.
Just before the Patriots played the Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs, Bill Belichick shouted for his hooded understudy. The Pats brought McDaniels on as an offensive assistant in anticipation of McD taking over the role of offensive coordinator next season (Bill O’Brien will become the head coach of Penn State). But wait. McD’s season already ended when he drove the Rams into the ground. Why should he have the chance to win a Super Bowl ring this year?
The Patriots did nothing wrong by bringing their former offensive coach back, but ethically, it raises all kinds of flags. Why should he be rewarded this year?
That’s why I will not so much be rooting for the Giants to win, but I will be rooting for the Patriots to lose.
How about you? Who do you want to see take the Vince Lombardi Trophy home?