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Josh McDaniels Fired By Denver Broncos Who Finally Realized He Was No Bill Belichick

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Looks like Broncos fans at joshmcdanielssucks.com can rejoice, the Broncos have fired Josh McDaniels. The Denver Post reported that running backs coach Eric Studesville will take over as interim head coach.

There was little doubt that the Denver Broncos would fire coach Josh McDaniels after the Spygate II videotaping incident came to light. Not to mention, this team has been in a tailspin, losing 7 of their last 8 games after a 2-2 start to the season.

In fact, the Broncos are just 5-17 since McDaniels' 6-0 start to his coaching career in 2009.

McDaniels not only embarrassed the Broncos' organization, but he made himself look like a complete rat by essentially diming out former mentor and boss Bill Belichick over videotaping other teams while in New England. He then later backpeddled from the alleged comments to Jay Glazer.

The Broncos have a chance to start fresh and rebuild their franchise, which has fallen apart in the span of two seasons. When you look at the Denver Broncos record year-in and year-out over the past 20 years, they have only had 3 losing seasons with their worst record coming in 1990 when they were 5-11. They are now 3-9 on the season and suffering through their worst season in well over a decade.

Josh McDaniels was not fired because he was too much like former mentor Bill Belichick, in fact quite the opposite. Belichick is one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. McDaniels was a young assistant coach who was in the right place at the right time. If he didn't have Tom Brady and Randy Moss in 2007 he probably would still be an assistant in New England. What exactly has McDaniels shown that makes him look like anything more than an assistant coach? He was also credited with Matt Cassell's success in 2008. While he may have had a hand in Cassell's development that doesn't qualify him as anything more than a good Quarterback coach. The Broncos fell in love with him because he looked like a genius in New England and he was younger than many of the very players he coached.

Probably the only thing McDaniels did right personnel-wise in Denver, was bringing in Kyle Orton who is playing like a top-5 QB this season. Then again, much of his stats are accumulated during garbage time. Other than that, he was involved in a plethora of terrible decisions ranging from drafting Tim Tebow to running Brandon Marshall out of town.

The worst move the Broncos made in the past several years was falling in love with McDaniels and assuming he'd become the next Bill Bellichick. The best move they made was sobering up and realizing he was anything but that.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com