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So after over a month of constant turmoil as a Denver Broncos fan, the franchise has finally traded their disgruntled quarterback. It is just in time too, because if I had to read another article on the Denver Post or the Mile High Report which included the term McJayGate I may have lost it.
Josh McDaniels, the new 32 year old coach in Broncos Country, is partially responsible for this mess. He could have easily explained the situation like so:
“Jay, you remember your former QB coach Jeremy Bates whom you were so close with? Well let’s say that he gets his first head coaching job in the NFL. He has a lot of pressure on him because of the city he is in and the legend that he is following. Jeremy is approached with the opportunity to trade for you, the player that he helped to draft and groom as a quarterback. Do you think that he wouldn’t love to begin his coaching career continuing the relationship he formed as an assistant with his guy? This is the opportunity that I was given, and I have decided that I would rather move forward with you as our quarterback.”
Pretty simple. When explained in such a manner it is hard to argue with the thought process. Of course the young and naïve coach didn’t explain it this way; instead he lied and attempted to save face.
The player (#6) is truly a remarkable talent. Unfortunately for him, there is more to this game and especially this position than talent. It is arguable that he has the best arm in the entire NFL. However, he has also proven to be immature both on and off the field. His reaction to the Broncos attempt to trade for Matt Cassell was an absolute embarrassment.
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Surprisingly enough, I am thrilled with this trade. It has been clear for sometime that he was not returning as the QB of the Denver Broncos. I think the front office did a remarkable job getting what they did for a Type A diabetic, immature and disgruntled QB. Now hopefully they follow this performance with an excellent draft in 2009, if they do, this pathetic soap opera will soon be forgotten. Who wants a QB with a double chin anyway?