Dear Coach McDaniels,
I was one of the many that was quite upset when you let our Pro Bowl quarterback go. And maybe I was a little miffed when I heard that news that Marshall was wanting out too. You've been critisized for doing things your way, and your way only. Well, I just wanted to say thank you.
No, I mean it. Thank you for getting rid of the players that would eventually cause more drama than they're worth down the road. Sure Cutler has a stellar arm but he's got the maturity of a fourth grader. Of course Marshall has tremendous tackle-breaking ability but he also lacks in leadership and maturity. If we were to hold onto these players, we would surely suffer under what the Raiders have suffered under for so long: talented players that have no regard for their team or their fans.
Denver and it's fans are hungry for another Superbowl. We have sat and watched quarterback after quarterback and coordinator after coordinator come and go with no improvement to our team. I want a dynasty like we had under Shanahan and Elway a decade ago. I want to build a lasting foundation that will ensure our success in the future. If your plan is going to bring us this success, then so be it.
I love the addition of Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator. I love the addition of another veteran with character in Dawkins that can better our young defense. I like the fact that you drafted Knowshon Moreno, a potential star running back that we have been lacking since Clinton Portis was traded. I also like the fact (believe it or not), that we're taking a chance in Kyle Orton and installing a system that puts the team (and fans) first.
I was a big Cutler fan. I was also a big fan of Marshall. But their actions this offseason have proven that they do not have what it takes to win in this league. Elway had the tenacity, the character, and the leadership ability. Rod Smith had the same. Terrell Davis had the same. Shannon Sharpe, the list goes on and on and on. That's what I want to see out of this team again.
Restore the prestige in Denver. And do it this season, to silence the critics.
Sincerely, a fan,