This day was long overdue. Over a year ago I tried to warn the Broncos that hiring Josh McDaniels would only resurrect the Curse of Lane Kiffin. Yesterday Denver finally took action by giving McD his walking papers.
But Pat Bowlen didn’t stop there. Rumor has it that he’s going the length to exorcise the Kiffin Curse. Taking a page right from the Al Davis book on dealing with young punks, Bowlen could be looking to keep some cash by firing McDaniels for cause. The move worked for Mr. Davis as Kiffin was recently denied $2.6-million he felt was owed to him.
It was pretty much an open and shut case for Davis. Once Kiffin’s douchebag tendencies became public spectacle it was a given he wouldn’t collect on his unfulfilled contract. For Bowlen it could be even easier in lieu of Spygate Jr.
Spygate Part Deux not withstanding, McDaniels’ head coaching legacy will be tied to Tim Tebow. Sure, the beloved Florida QB has sold plenty of jerseys. But this is the NFL and not a high school bake sale. Unless a player can help you win then he’s as useless as Brady Quinn.
Nice move, Denver! Let’s hope Bowlen keeps this disaster rolling. McDaniels truly had the Matt Millen touch and the only real tragedy is that we didn’t get another year of the traveling crap fest that is Donkey football these days.