At the end of this afternoons game, Kansas City Chiefs Todd Haley refused to shake Todd McDaniels hand. Instead he choose to lecture McDaniels for some reason.
A reporter for the Kansas City Star summarized that it was probably because the Broncos kept their starters in and running up the score. He said that KC pulled its starters in the game in Denver last year after blowing out the Broncos.
If that is the case, Haley has no justification for that. The score was 35-0 towards the end of the second-half and the Chiefs scored 10 points before half-time. In the second half the Broncos only score 14 more points while the Chiefs score 19 points, including trying onside kicks when you usually don’t expect them.
There was a couple opportunities at the end of the game where the Broncos would have probably tried a FG, but the punted on the first one from the KC 36 yard line and then tried to go for it on fourth and 4 from the 32 yard line of KC.
That is not running up the score. The way the game was going, the Broncos could have put a lot more points up.
It’ll be interesting to see what comes of this, but in my opinion Todd Haley was way off base and needs to channel his frustration over the last two losses and work to improve his team.
This is the perfect time to remove Josh McDaniel as head coach of the Denver Broncos.
They are returning to Denver and have a bye week next week. This would allow the new person come in and start putting in their plan together before they have their game in two weeks against the Kansas City Chiefs.
This team has stopped responding to McDaniel as a coach. The only way to right the ship is to remove him now and get it back on track.
Let’s hope Pat Bowlen does the right thing.
Tension between Cutler, McDaniels isn’t diminishing – The Denver Post.
I just want to say that Jay Cutler needs to grow up. The NFL is a business and no one is immune to trade talks.
Right now he is being perceived as a cry-baby in a game played by men.
He has the arm and skills to be a great quarterback in this league, but he hasn’t produced the wins or playoff appearances that are needed to be classified as a great quarterback.
Yes he was a Pro Bowl quarterback this year, but he didn’t get it done at the end of the year. He had several opportunities to lead the Denver Broncos to the playoffs this year and failed miserably.
Josh McDaniels and the Broncos have been honest with him throughout the process. Cutler is listening to the wrong people and needs to grow up.
If he wants to prove McDaniels wrong, he needs to do it with the off-season workouts and through next season. Not posturing with his agent through the media.
Grow up Cutler!
The reason that the Denver Broncos won’t win another game is that they can’t play defense. No ands, ifs, or buts about it.
A perfect example is late in the game today when the Broncos scored to pull within two points. The defense then gave up a 80 yard, over eight minute drive and Miami scored a touchdown.
Not that I don’t want them to lose the rest of their games, they just won’t do it.
They keep getting dominated on every aspect of the game, especially defense. They are just horrid and there is no reason why they should be leading the AFC west.
I doubt they will be leading it at the end of the season.
The defense has been horrid for many years, despite new coaches, schemes, and players. But it comes to down to one person.
That one person is Shanahan and it is time for him to retire and leave the game. He has been here a long time and his lack of winning is growing quite old.
It will be a long season and many more long seasons unless he leaves.
Denver Broncos – Borderline Calls Leave Broncos Steamed.
I think Dre Bly said it best,
“But, hey, the first couple games, I guess they’ve been evaluating us and said, you know, we won games we shouldn’t have won so I guess they’re going to get a call against us.”
On the long third down, which the Broncos had stopped the Jaguars, Bly had the perfect outside position and Jaguars receiver Reggie Williams ran him over. Williams made the contact, not Bly.
Then on a crucial play on the Jaguars last drive, Manual was called for pass interference by an official who was blocked by the play. He couldn’t see if there was contact or not.
But he made the call anyway. There was an official in front of him who didn’t throw the flag and probably had a better angle on it.
Oh well. The Broncos benefitted from some calls earlier this year. I guess this is a way for the NFL and the officials to make up those calls to the rest of the league.
Hochuli to fans: “I failed miserably” – The Denver Post
The San Diego Charger fans need to leave it alone. Ed Hochuli has admitted he made a mistake and has moved on.
The rantings of Charger fans are not going to change the call or the outcome of the game. The Denver Broncos won the game.
I think the Charger fans should be more upset at their defense who failed to stop the Broncos on two attempts to get a touchdown and who failed to stop them when they went for two.
Hochuli is showing a lot of class in responding to emails that he is receiving from Charger fans. It is time to see some class from the Charger fans.
The Denver Post – Henry wins appeal vs. NFL
The NFL has announced that Travis Henry has won his appeal against the NFL. The NFL announced earlier this year that Henry was to be suspended because of a failed drug test.
It is good that this is over because it has been a cloud that has hung over the Broncos. But I don’t think that it will help the Denver Broncos improve this year and make the playoffs.
They just aren’t that good.
The Rocky Mountain News has a story on their website that the NFL is expected to make a decision on today on whether they are going to suspend Travis Henry for violating the leagues substance abuse policy.
According to the article, part of Henry’s appeal to the league is “… was that the threshold of what was detected was too low to be anything except second-hand inhalation.”
For a NFL player facing a suspension for the next violation, or a NFL player in general, to put himself in a situation where people are smoking marijuana is stupid. Just plain stupid.
If he gets cleared, it will be a lucky break for Henry. But, for me, the Broncos should look seriously if they want a player like Henry around.
The Denver Broncos are pathetic this year. The defense is porous, the offense can’t hold onto a football, and they shouldn’t have any wins the way that they have played.
The receivers can’t even hold onto a pass that is thrown right into their hands. YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL, CATCH THE BALL!
They players are being paid to play this game. They need to step up and play like it.