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The Denver Broncos have asked now former head coach Josh McDaniels to "Leave the Building". The Broncos are 3-9 on the season and seemingly have gotten worse as the season has progressed.
Another factor was in play. Broncos owner Pat Bowlen was said to be livid after it was discovered that McDaniels friend and now former Video Coordinator Steve Sarnacchia was busted for taping the 49ers pre-game walk through before playing the Broncos in London, back in October. Sarnacchia was fired, McDaniels fined after the story leaked out a couple of weeks ago.
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McDaniels, it was generally acknowledged to be in over his head. The once proud Broncos franchise has been in free fall, even before they fired former coach Mike Shanahan. They are now light years away from being competitive.
Personnel decisions like trading Peyton Hillis for #3 quarterback Brady Quinn and drafting Tim Tebow in the 1st round, got some peoples attention. The team itself, never put anything together. For his part, McDaniels is only in his early 30's and can still build credibility as a coordinator, his offense worked on occasion in Denver. We'll see if that plays out to be true or that and the video issue will haunt him forever.
McDaniels issued the following statement:
"I am very grateful to Pat Bowlen and the Broncos' organization for giving me the opportunity to be the Head Coach of such a proud franchise. I would like to thank all of the people who helped us over the last two years. I am especially appreciative of the efforts of every player, coach and member of the personnel department who worked so hard every day. I wish Pat Bowlen and the Broncos' organization nothing but the best in the future."
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