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McDaniels told he’d get contract buyout info Tuesday

Josh McDaniels, Steve Spagnuolo
Unlike Brad Childress, deposed Broncos coach Josh McDaniels won’t go into hiding following getting fired.
McDaniels told Mike Klis of the Denver Post on Monday night the Broncos didn’t mention anything about firing him “for cause.”  In fact, McDaniels was told he would receive the contractual buyout details through his agent Tuesday.
An ESPN report Monday night indicated that the Broncos could try to fire McDaniels for cause and withhold his money.  Florio has pointed  that could be difficult after COO Joe Ellis said McDaniels’ part in “Spygate II” was not a fireable offense.
It’s worth noting that McDaniels seemed to leave on reasonably good terms.
“They said they decided to make a change,” McDaniels told Klis.  “It was very complimentary. It was a very nice discussion. I thanked them for the opportunity they gave me and my family. I told them I respected their decision.”
McDaniels is owed $7.5 million over the next two seasons by Denver.  Unless the Broncos go after McDaniels’ money, they will pay him and Mike Shanahan $6.7 million combined next season.
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11 Responses to “McDaniels told he’d get contract buyout info Tuesday”
  1. dixon29 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:54 AM

    The lesson to be learned from this is everyone with young sons should raise them to be NFL coaches. Nothing like getting millions of dollars from a team you don’t even work for. Nice gig if you can get it.

  2. footballgeek11 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:56 AM

    Dear Mr. Bowlen:

    So who advised you to fire Mike Shanahan? Who advised you to hire Josh McDaniels? Who allowed the firing of your old GM?

    You have wasted all this money and your team and front office is in shambles.

    That must be hard for you to take for a great franchise like our Broncos. It is hard for your fans!

    Please clean house!

  3. 4sacroc says: Dec 7, 2010 11:00 AM

    McDaniels is owed $7.5 million over the next two seasons by Denver. Unless the Broncos go after McDaniels’ money, they will pay him and Mike Shanahan $6.7 million combined next season.

    ==========

    How exactly is Pat Bowlen revered as a great NFL owner? With deals like these he makes Al Davis seem …..sane.

  4. steelersmichele says: Dec 7, 2010 11:04 AM

    “Florio has pointed that could be difficult after COO Joe Ellis said McDaniels’ part in “Spygate II” was not a fireable offense.”

    Well if Florio said it, it MUST be true!

  5. pukey60 says: Dec 7, 2010 11:13 AM

    I’m sure Bowlen can afford it.

  6. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Dec 7, 2010 11:30 AM

    Based on his history with the Denver Broncos, I would be stunned to hear of another franchise offering Josh McDaniels a head coaching position in the foreseeable future. I would instead look for him to land as an offensive coordinator with a team desperately searching for some of that Patriots “magic” to rub off—just as it has with Eric Mangini.

  7. rabidbillsfan says: Dec 7, 2010 11:40 AM

    Josh McD to Buffalo? Maybe? I know its a long shot because Gailey calls the plays and has his own “BluePrints”, but it seems like these two are similar. Look at what McD did with Cassell and Orton, they both prefer to run the similar spread O. Also who wouldn’t want inside info on the Pats? I know its a BIG maybe but it could happen. We will have to wait and see…

  8. rabidbillsfan says: Dec 7, 2010 11:42 AM

    And just to clarify, I am not saying the Bills need to fire Gailey and hire McD, McD would be a good OC. Im all about “Chan-ge”!!!
    Go Bills!!!

  9. tdotbronco says: Dec 7, 2010 12:11 PM

    Monday, Dec. 6, 2010: End of an ERA!

    i mean ERROR!

  10. Jack Burton says: Dec 7, 2010 12:15 PM

    His personnel moves were what doomed him, guy gave away the farm and got scraps.

  11. dprouse says: Dec 7, 2010 1:42 PM

    Giving a 32 year old coach that much authority over personnel was ridiculous. If you want to hire a young, firebrand coach, fine, but for God’s sake give him an older, experienced GM who has clear final say over personnel. It’s the bad trades and drafts that doomed him…

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