Originally Posted by DENVER 2012
You keep referring to Denver's total yards and such which is quantitative but ignore the qualitative aspect of last year(s) offense i.e. poor ball control and red zone scoring percentage.
I can see if you're skeptical about McDaniel's new scheme but you seem convinced that its faulty. How can this be when we don't even have a game under his belt? Or the fact that MCD is credited with the success of the New England patriots? You're really being pessimistic here and I cant seem to understand why. I do expect a lot from the broncos but I don't see any reason to be pestimistic after getting three first round picks and some nice moves in the FA. Moreno will be a star player and our D will certainly hold their own. yes, its a different broncos but their going to be better via a well rounded offense. Not one that can just put up a bunch of yards but can also score in the red with a versatile attack. I'll buy ya a beer for the first game. Top of the park too!
your reading comprehension leaves that to be desired. where have i ever referred to quantitative yards? that's TOP. i keep referring to the fact that while denver's offense hasn't fired on all cylinders for a while now, it's certainly the offense that's always been the center of focus for this team...even given the offense's recent shortcomings, the offense was ALWAYS still bounds and leaps ahead of the defense. not to mention there have been plenty of teams who have turned the ball over more and done far better because, oh yeah, they had a smidgen of defense.
denver would have been far better do hire someone that wasn't such an offensive jackass. mcdaniels wasn't given nearly the credit for new england's success as belicheat is (and for good reason...hell, i've coached as many games as mcdaniels has). see, the thing is that we easily had a .500 team going on here. we've been .500 for how long now? that seemed to be shanahan's for-tay...be all-september with wins then suck down the road to where you finish around mediocre and exit first round of the playoffs (if you even make it). you don't FIRE a coach without the perception of getting better. this denver team was underachieving, especially given the talent it had on offense (if you deny that, you've probably been too busy watching new england instead of watch denver play). the thing here NOW is that mcdaniels needs to do better than Shannahan, and not 5 seasons down the road either...anything short of 9-7 this season will be a total failure given what we had going on before we hired mcdaniels...and i absolutely guarantee you we ain't going 9-7 this season. 7-9 seems to be optimistic to put it lightly.
if mcdaniels somehow goes 10-6 this season, i'll eat crow. but he's made enough questionable decisions in a matter of only 8 weeks that absolutely nobody of any credibility thinks denver will have a shot this season. they're spot on about it as well. you don't just remove one of the top arms in the league from your team and expect everything will be fine and dandy (especially since we're not a defensive team in the first place). this is NOT a defense statement to cutler. as i said, after the events that transpired, i'm glad he's gone...but WHAT THE HELL POSSIBLY goes through your mind to try trading for matt cassel?? seriously...the mere fact that he entertained that notion shows me how badly mcdaniels is going to fail as a head coach in the NFL