I actually saw this neat tidbit a few weeks ago. I believe it was in an article that quoted Pat Bowlen as saying Josh McDaniels is safe for the remainder of the season. So much for that.
Pat Bowlen has had somewhat of a short fuse as of late. When Bowlen fired Shanahan after the 2008 season, the team still owed Shanahan $21 million on the three years remaining in Shanahan’s contract. Now, with the firing of Josh McDaniels, the team is still on the hook for nearly $7 million on his remaining two years.
Either Shefter was wrong of the Bronco’s management has had a change of heart.
Courtesy of bmarshall15.com’s “beastblog”:
To whom it may concern. Life is filled with change, and where I am in my life now change is probably best. It’s hard leaving an organization ran by one of the best owners in all of sports, and someone who’s been there for me through my ups and downs. The hardest thing was hearing Mr. B wish me luck in the future, but we both came to the conclusion that this is probably the best thing for me to grow on and off the field.
I thank the Denver fans who embraced my emotion and play on the field and showing me love every time I step outside my door.
Denver doesn’t seem too concerned with keeping their best, most productive players or coaches for that matter.
Imagine if Josh McDaniels and Pat Bowlen were in charge of the football op’s over in Cincinnati… they wouldn’t have enough players to field a team. “Mr. B wish me luck in the future, but we both came to the conclusion that this is probably the best thing for me to grow on and off the field.” That doesn’t seem to be anyway to run a company or professional sports team.
Take a few minutes to read some of the comments that fans have left for “the beast” below, there are some funny ones. The comments are definitely being monitored hard, or fans in Denver are truly against their organization at this point.
Clearing the Air… [BMarshall15.com]
Jay Cutler was laughing it up in Nashville last night at UFC Fight Night. UFC 100 should have Cutler vs. McDaniels with special guest referee Pat Bowlen. So many old WWF references running through my mind but I’ll spare you…