No, this is not Charles Dickens's novel, but another blog about drama and the two cities that's been affected by it recently.
Since Dallas has somewhat quietened down some, Denver takes up where Dallas left off. I don't think the drama in Dallas has left town yet, but just settled down some, or went underground. Maybe even overshadowed by events playing out in Denver.
Which brings us to Denver.
Seems like Jay Cutler and Josh McDaniels have become......well, not friends, but maybe sparring partners, if that. They're sparring, but not sure I'd call them "partners". They sure have no coach/player relationship, but that goes without saying.
Wonder why a newly hired coach, especially one who is as young as McDaniels , comes in and starts controversy right off the bat? Why does a young rich QB get his tail feathers ruffled by talk? That's all it was, as far as I can tell. All I know is from what I've read. Whether these two men will resolve this remains to be seen. The QB is whining about being traded, no ifs, ands, or buts. He wants out. If he does get traded, he may not like where he goes, such as Detroit. No offense, Lions fans, but he couldn't help you much, but it would be a start. It also would depend on how he acts too. A skunk don't change its stripe. Ask T.O. So Cutler may very well end up jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. Like I said, the dude wants out, and has put up 2 homes for sale already, as if he know he will get his way. Arrogant? Sounds to me like he is. But, I'm not here to judge either of these men.
If I was the Broncos owner, I'd have never hired someone as young as McDaniels in the first place. See Lane Kiflin. More than likely, he had plenty of help doing his duties in New England much like Jason Garrett did in Dallas in 07. Garrett had Tony Sparano helping him make calls, and after he left for Miami, Garrett got exposed. Chances are, McDaniels will be exposed in Denver, but it looks like he's already being exposed now, without coaching a single game. If he wants respect, he did a helluva job screwing that up.
If Garrett had left last year for either Baltimore or Atlanta, would those teams have done as well as they did? Likely not. Both teams hired more mature coaches. John Harbaugh is not old, but not young either. Middle of the road, so to speak. He was ready for a HC job, much as Mike Smith was. Garrett was not, and I don't think McDaniels is either.
I bet their division rivals are eating this up right now, much like the Eagles, Redskins, and Giants are with Dallas. These rivals are going to be like buzzards on a gut wagon. If I was Pat Bowlen, I guess I couldn't just fire the coach, but I might could bench Cutler and find another QB to start. I wouldn't trade him for awhile, anyway. Maybe the bench could tell him things no one else seems to be able to. Bowlen has a pickle in his pocket right now, and it must suck to be him.
In one article I read, someone commented on the coaches that have been hired away from New England in the past few years, and not a single one has been successful. I have my doubts about this one as well. But, what about "Cheatgate"? Will it come into play in Denver?
I do know this; the Bronco fans are split about who is at fault. I say blame them both for neither acting like a man and getting it resolved. One started it, and the other is being hard headed and wanting his way by getting traded. To you two men, I say this; you will attract more flies with sugar than you can with vinegar.
And, in the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy...........Git R Done!
One more thing while I'm at it...Buffalo fans, good luck with T.O. But, I do suspect your fine city will be next in line for drama. You might make the year with him, but I give it mid season or thereabouts.