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The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

Posted on: December 13, 2011 9:12 am
OPENING HIT: Remember when Josh McDaniels was the laughing stock of football for drafting Tim Tebow in the first round? I was one of the people who called him a moron. Now it seems many of us were wrong, at least in the short term we were. Tebow has evolved into a star and McDaniels is now getting a second look from teams looking for a head coach.

Now, McDaniels isn't a hot candidate. He is, after all, the offensive coordinator on a team that has maybe the worst offense in modern freaking football history. But that Tebow thing...I can tell you teams compiling head coaching lists have him as a person of interest and it's all because of Tebow. What was once considered a farce of a pick has for obvious reasons put McDaniels in a different place, a better place.

It isn't shocking that yes, indeed, the Kansas City Chiefs will take a look at McDaniels because of the Scott Pioli-McDaniels, Patriots connections. But I don't think Pioli can justify it to the Chiefs fan base. Pioli's next hire has to be a good one or it will be Pioli next looking for a job.

Here's what I think will happen. Pioli will hire a mid-level coach, a coach Pioli can control, and then have that coach hire McDaniels as offensive assistant head coach. Or some such title. I guess what I'm saying is I think McDaniels will end up in Kansas City with a slightly elevated title.

McDaniels deserves credit for Tebow and he's getting it from league people who are normally cynical and loath to give credit. That pick might give him a new life somewhere.

Category: NFL
Tags: Chiefs, Tebow

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 11:03 am

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

One is a qb has Raw talent that is obvious to the trained eye.The other has already been ordained by God & many of his deciples.That doesn't mean he's going to make a career out of it.

Yes it is only my opinion.Try getting one of your own instead of trying to tear someone esles apart.See me in 5 , no 2 years.By then he should have an injury or something else to blame it on.The same could happen to any of them.It's my opinion.

If I hate Michael Vick, I'm a racist.If I'm not sold on Tebow I'm a hater.Some of you just can't seem to understand-We all can & SHOULD be able to say what we want;Opinions are not facts until they come through.It's no different opinion on which teams will go to the SB.My OPINION is New Orleans and Baltimore & in January you ALL will see I'm right about that too Money mouth.(31-30.I have no idea).

Happy Holidays & Tim blesses you too Cool

Since: Sep 14, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 3:21 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

So, you're ready to replace Brady with Cam Newton after 13 games in his rookie year, but it's too early for the Broncos to know about Tebow after 11 starts (not 8) and in his 2nd season? Not buying it. I'd take your bet and money too, but, God wouldn't approve! 

Just remember, people were ready to put Sam Bradford in the hall of fame last year, but this year his head seems to be spinning. I'm sure you saw that happening, right? 

Not sure what following the NFL for 45 years has to do with's just your opinion, 45 years or not! In any case, I think you're right that the jury is still out on Tebow, but the jury is still out on Newton too. To really know if you have a HOF QB, it takes 4 or 5 years.

Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 3:01 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

Cam Newton was a freshman at Florida when Tebow was a junior - Meyer told Newton he would have to wait 2 years to play, until after Tebow graduated.  Newton is a great QB, but not as good as Tebow.  Who do you think taught him to play when Newton was a freshman?

Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:24 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

Sometimes people will take flack for making very controversial decisions, but don't even get the credit for it. Imagine if Reggie Bush really was the next Gale Sayers, would the Texans' Front Office still have a job? Mario Williams has been in a pro bowl.

Mcdaniels does get some credit, but he loses credibility when you ask "why didn't you put him in sooner?" and "Why didn't you design an offense that catered to his strengths?" I mean he is an Offensive Coordinator isn't he?

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:09 am

Tom Brady for Cam Newton

@ezmover2020 - Did you just say you are a Pats fan and would trade Tom Brady for Cam Newton? ? I'm sorry, what were your other points? I seem to be tripping over your lost credibility.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:42 am

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

Seriously, is that your quarterback? Innocent

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:37 am

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

Time-out.It's way too early to even think about Tebow as even Denver's qb of the future.Right now he's only played in 8 games, so all we have is our opinions.Here's mine:

Tim Tebow isn't half the qb that we have in Cam Newton.I'm a Ravens/Pats fan who would give up Flacco OR Brady for Newton.I wouldn't give up either's BACK-UP qb for Tebow.I know I'm one of the few who haven't jumped on that bandwagon quite yet, but having closely followed the NFL for 45 years-I've seen enough to know great-ness when I see it..Give it 10 years & -in my opinion-Cam Newton will already be a future hall of famer.Tim Tebow will be known as a great college QB.
I am sure enough about that-I would bet Money mouth on it!

I think that it says a lot about us that only a couple months ago, Cam was the MAN.

Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2011 8:04 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

"Tebow was a good pick, but McDaniels still reached for him.  He could have gotten another great player with the Tebow pick, then taken Tebow in the 2nd or probably even third round."

And you know this how? I suppose you've spoken to every NFL team's executives and know where Tebow was located on their draft boards? There were 20 picks separating Tebow's slot from the Broncos next pick at 45th. If you've rightly evaluated Tebow as your franchise quarterback, you do not risk losing him. When drafting players, NFL teams don't spend much time worry about how other teams have valued a player. They go after the players they want and pick them high if they value them high. Seems to have worked out well for the Broncos at this point. 

Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2011 7:30 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

Tebow was a good pick, but McDaniels still reached for him.  He could have gotten another great player with the Tebow pick, then taken Tebow in the 2nd or probably even third round.

Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 6:57 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

I am a bit surprised to see so much Tebow support here.  This guy has been bashed by everyone.  As a starter he is 7-1.  Denver is leading the AFC West (ok, it's the weakest division, but somebody has to win it).
Tebow gets bashed because he is a good guy and makes his belief system public?  Wow, and we idolize and give extra chances to Vick and Burress (dog fighting and shot himself) and the public rips Tebow?
Tebow is completely self-less, he gives all the credit to his team, coaches, the fans and God.  Players mock him because they are all about themselves and cannot understand him because he is different.  Imagine the success teams would have if they actually just shut up and played the game and did it for everyone on the team except themselves.  A team of self-less individuals that actually cared about the team and organization.
I hear guys give lip service all the time about how it takes a team to win, but stop kidding yourselves, you are all about you and nobody else.
Tebow is the guy you want leading you into battle, marrying your daughter and working with you in any capacity.......he is a unique individual with amazing leadership skills.  Where do you think he got his faith and ethics and drive?  It's rhetorical, his parents. 
Now let's be real for a moment, most guys in the NFL, did not have parents that could provide the same type of example.....tough to do from prision or acting as your child's agent so you can live off their sweat.  I realize I am generalizing here, but get the emulate what you see.  Tebow saw how to work and be self-less and a leader, very few will get that opportunity. 
How about instead of knocking him for being self-less, we take a long hard look at ourselves and stop acting selfish?

Go Tebow!

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