In this post of the absurd, I’m here to tell you that former Denver Broncos head coach, Josh McDaniels, is reportedly having his name tossed around in the 2013 head-coaching pool.
Yup, the same guy that led the Broncos to an 11-17 record in less than two seasons before being canned could be getting his second chance as a head coach in the NFL. This is the same guy that took the 2011 St. Louis Rams (2-14) to a 32nd ranked scoring offense (12.1 points per game), and a 31st ranked offense in yards per game as offensive coordinator.
The first rumor that has landed on our radar screen links McDaniels to Cleveland. Coincidentally, that’s where Belichick ultimately failed as a first-time NFL head coach, before becoming regarded as one of the best ever in New England. – Mike Florio (Pro Football Talk)
If the rumor holds any truth, we can all tip our orange and blue hats to nauseated Browns fans. They haven’t had a head coach with a winning tenure since Marty Schottenheimer (1984-1988). Shortly after the Browns were led to losing season after losing season by Belichick followed by Butch Davis, Romeo Crennel, and Eric Magini among others.
McDaniels in Cleveland would be a like fish out of water. McDaniels anywhere but New England would be like a fish out of water. The slimy record flopping and stinky coach-player interaction begins on day No. 1 with him.
After two different teams took a risk on the Belichick-prodigy, McDaniels went back to the New England Patriots with his tail in between his legs before their playoff run last season to basically oversee a part of the team that already runs itself under Tom Brady.
Back as New England’s offensive coordinator in 2012, McDaniels has resumed success with the coaching reins. The Pats are ranked first in both points and yards per game.
Being a successful head coach in the NFL goes beyond X’s and O’s. As much as developing schemes and implementing plays, coaches have to develop healthy relationships with their players and staff. After butchering a few seasons for two different teams, and shattering relationships with star players of the Broncos, McDaniels doesn’t deserve another head coaching job.
Unless it’s in San Diego.