Tuesday, August 25, 2009

32 Teams in 30-some Days: The Denver Broncos

I for one, am very excited about the Denver Broncos this season. I have a feeling they are going to be a train-wreck. They may make the Raiders look like a well-run organization. Of course, they'll probably still beat Kansas City twice but I will still laugh disdainfully at their hardship.

Sadly, I could not find the odds for which NFL coach will be fired first this season - despite visiting several gambling websites which will no doubt warrant a visit from the HR Department. Despite that, I think Denver's Josh McDaniels is the second-most likely to get fired this season (right behind Jacksonville's Jack Del Rio). This is the same Josh McDaniels who hasn't even coached a game for Denver yet. Let's take a look at the swath of destruction he's already cut through Denver.

1. Caused noted sulker Jay Cutler to begin sulking, after a failed run at New England's Matt Cassel.

2. Tried to strong-arm the Cutler situation, which worked out great... for the Chicago Bears.

3. Brought in the quarterback of the future - this guy.

4. At least in part, helped to alienate Brandon Marshall - who is still not happy in Denver and will likely be gone before the season.

That's a pretty significant legacy for a guy with a coaching record of 0-0-0.

Luckily for the Broncos though they still play in the AFC West - potentially the worst division in organized sport. If the NFL was Europe, the AFC West would be Bosnia: Getting better? Probably - but you still don't really want to go there. So playing against Kansas City and Oakland should give Denver twice each should give the Broncos at least the opportunity to win a couple games.

Truth be told, the Broncos could open the season 3-0, as they play at Cincinnati, Cleveland at home and at Oakland. However, after that they have just about the worst 9 week stretch I've ever seen and will likely be 3-8 when it's done. After the Oakland game, Denver plays:

New England
at San Diego
at Baltimore
at Washington
San Diego
New York Giants

Good luck with all that.


Anonymous said...

So what do you have to say now, dumbass? 5-0

Anonymous said...

I am doing research for my college thesis, thanks for your excellent points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.

- Kris