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Former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has issued a statement acknowledging his departure from the team, and expressing gratitude for the experience.

“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,” McDaniels said in remarks released by the organization.  “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.”

Wouldn’t it be great if one of these guys would ever say what they really feel?

Meanwhile, Broncos COO Joe Ellis will meet with the media on Tuesday.  Among the primary questions will be whether McDaniels will get the Lane Kiffin treatment when it comes to the balance of his contract.

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  1. redguy12588 says: Dec 6, 2010 11:33 PM

    Wouldn’t it be great if one of these guys would ever say what they really feel?

    McDaniels: “Good luck Bowlen, have fun with Tebow and that other scrub I drafted in the first round”

  2. mean13 says: Dec 6, 2010 11:37 PM

    Bowlen will try to screw him. Bowlen is a lowlife liar.

  3. krissij says: Dec 6, 2010 11:44 PM

    As a lifelong Bronco fan I thank you for setting this franchise back for years to come and for labeling us as cheaters – NOT! I am thankful his butt is outa here!!

  4. kmgannon says: Dec 6, 2010 11:53 PM

    It would be nice if the parties to this were honest, sure, but I think it says a lot, actually, for McDaniels to issue a classy statement. Given his reputation as arrogant and smartest-kid-in-the-room, I’m glad to see he was able to–at least publicly–say what he did, the way he did.

  5. Deb says: Dec 6, 2010 11:54 PM

    McDaniels … Kiffin. Some similarity there. Just send this one straight to the Pac 10. No openings in the SEC.

  6. billsfan27 says: Dec 7, 2010 12:02 AM

    Who cares what McDaniels says on his way out – the Broncos should just say “good riddance, d*ckhead.”

  7. laxer37 says: Dec 7, 2010 12:07 AM

    Don’t worry about McDaniels. He’ll land on his feet with the Patriots and will be secretly video taping opponent’s practices by weeks end.

  8. moneymike23 says: Dec 7, 2010 12:10 AM

    Pat Bowlen should get most of the blame because he is the d-bag who gave him final say on personnel decisions. What the hell was he thinking???

  9. bonglongdiehigh says: Dec 7, 2010 12:16 AM

    Batsh!t crazy Bowlen hires TOMMY CHONG to HC!

  10. hobartbaker says: Dec 7, 2010 12:24 AM

    Pinhead Bowlen has a senior’s moment and throws one into the gutter. Lying jerk had a rat planted in the coaching staff (or a “mole” if rats make you queasy). Probably Studesville from the look of things.

    When you have two first round running backs and the worst running game in the league, why not turn the WHOLE TEAM OVER TO THE GENIUS COACHING THEM?

  11. pukey60 says: Dec 7, 2010 12:45 AM

    McDaniels blew it the second Cutler left town. He’ll never be a head coach again.

  12. coachstram says: Dec 7, 2010 12:46 AM

    What was Bowlen thinking?

    Al Davis must be contagious.

  13. pftsux says: Dec 7, 2010 1:23 AM

    McD wasn’t given enough time. Why the hell did the Broncos put Studesville in as the interim? That guy has one of the worst rushing attacks, and you make him head coach. Thanks a lot to the impatient fans (including Bowlen) and to the really bad media. The record was not good, but McD was going to right that ship. If they hire Gruden or Cowher, I am going to be pretty upset.

  14. thetooloftools says: Dec 7, 2010 4:18 AM

    Miss Me Yet?
    Signed
    Mike Shannahan

  15. jayhawk6 says: Dec 7, 2010 5:00 AM

    The Broncos seem to be in utter disarray. Mike Shanahan’s dismissal, while praised in some quarters, led to this cluster***k. Was he too imperious acting as both GM and HC? Probably. His legacy in Denver will always be tied to the greatness of John Elway, who finally achieved his promise after Shanahan took over from Dan Reeves. But after Elway retired, Shanahan was hamstrung to recapture that magic.
    Just what Pat Bowlen hoped to achieve with Josh McDaniels has always been puzzlng but the results are that McDaniels appears to have done to the Broncos about what Dan Snyder has done to the Washington Redskins, but has taken a lot less time to do so.

  16. Joe Caffrey says: Dec 7, 2010 5:17 AM

    Whoever gets Josh McDaniels next year as an offensive coordinator will be one lucky team.

    Despite all the negative publicity, the Jay Cutler trade was the correct move for the Broncos. They received two first round picks, a third round pick, and Kyle Orton for Jay Cutler and a fifth. It remains to be seen if the picks were used properly, but it’s tough to say that is not a good trade.

    Trading Marshall and Scheffler, two players not known for their work ethic/maturity, for a fifth and two second round draft picks would reflect poorly on McD if the passing game fell off. The passing game, however, is operating at a high level in 2010. Gaining valuable draft picks in return for talented but troublesome players is a move that often pays dividends in the future, check out the Monday night game.

    McDaniels did, unquestionably make many mistakes. Letting go of Mike Nolan is the biggest of them all. The injury to Elvis Dumervil was definitely detrimental to the defense, but the drop off from the Nolan-era is steep. Drafting Alphonso Smith in the first round to trade him away for TE Dan Gronkowski is embarrassing. Peyton Hillis’ break out season in Cleveland (due more to the Browns O-line) also tarnishes McDaniels resume.

    The “Spygate II” situation came at a horrible time for McDaniels, and it ultimately cost him his job. Had he been winning, the issue would have been shooed away. The Broncos however were a pitiful 5-16 under McDaniels in their last 21 games.

    The 34 year old coach seems like a pompous know-it-all. From the very start in Denver, McDaniels showed immaturity and arrogance. That said, he is without a doubt a talented offensive mind. If McD can grow up and learn from his mistakes, there is no reason that ten years from now he will not return to being a head coach in the NFL.

  17. sj39 says: Dec 7, 2010 5:37 AM

    krissij, if only Pats fans were as honest as you.

  18. steelcurtain9 says: Dec 7, 2010 6:31 AM

    I’d like to thank pat bowlen for letting me come in here and trade away all the talent and leave the team in shambles.
    Sincerely,
    Josh McDaniels

  19. nationalmediacansuckit says: Dec 7, 2010 7:59 AM

    Dear Josh,
    Thank you for drafting me in the 1st round and making me financially stable the rest of my life. I know everyone thought I should go to the Jaguars with the #10 overall draft pick to save the franchise, but they are doing great without me. Now you have left my future in the hands of the next coach that will most likely never play me over Kyle Orton. Thanks for nothing Josh, except for taking me early in the draft and putting more money in my pocket.

    Sincerely,
    Timmy

  20. savocabol1 says: Dec 7, 2010 8:18 AM

    see ya later tebow, have fun in the UFL

  21. zoxitic says: Dec 7, 2010 8:35 AM

    Wager everything you have on the Broncos winning this Sunday.

  22. kennyfukinpowers says: Dec 7, 2010 8:44 AM

    So Bowlen is going to pay 2 coaches who no longer work for him? Lost in all of this is the fact that Brady Quinn is sitting on the bench. I still think he can starter in the NFL.

  23. florio4prez says: Dec 7, 2010 9:07 AM

    Privately to friends, Josh confided this about his Broncos legacy:

    “I wonder, given the same levels of authority and responsibility, could another person who was trying, have caused anywhere near the amount of organizational destruction that I was able to in this short a period of time?”

  24. jlb10 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:14 AM

    as a raiders fan i am disappointed to see mcdaniels leaving denver.
    i am not sure there has ever been a worse coach. in just over a year he completely decimated this franchise

  25. florio4prez says: Dec 7, 2010 9:19 AM

    Joe Caffrey says:
    Dec 7, 2010 5:17 AM
    The “Spygate II” situation came at a horrible time for McDaniels, and it ultimately cost him his job. Had he been winning, the issue would have been shooed away. The Broncos however were a pitiful 5-16 under McDaniels in their last 21 games.

    —————————–
    Getting caught cheating in a professional sport generally does come at a horrible time.

    For anybody.

  26. tatum064 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:44 AM

    oachstram says: Dec 7, 2010 12:46 AM

    What was Bowlen thinking?

    Al Davis must be contagious.
    =====================
    Yeah, his team contagiously annhilated them at Mile High, 59-14

  27. tatum064 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:48 AM

    It remains to be seen if the picks were used properly, but it’s tough to say that is not a good trade.
    ==========================
    it doesnt remain to be seen. It was an atrocity.

    not only did he trade a 7th round pick that couldve been Eric Thomas of the Seahawks (negating the need to bring in Brian Dawkins), he ended up cutting ties with Alfonso Smith, then missed out on Dez Bryant to take a WR with a broken foot.

    He’s a good offensive mind that wasnt Jon Gruden, in terms of maturity. The irony would be if he ended back in New England in 2011.

  28. andyreidsappetite says: Dec 7, 2010 10:28 AM

    Could tell this guuy was a phony the first timie I laid eyes on him. I’ve been wrong about things before but with him, it was just so obvious.

  29. comeonnowguys says: Dec 7, 2010 10:36 AM

    Don’t forget that other pick thrown in for Cutler wound up being Johnny Knox.

    He did go to the pro bowl*,**. He doesn’t exactly set the world on fire, but you could do worse with a fifth rounder.

    * as a kick returner
    ** only after Percy Harvin migrained himself out of it

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