Denver Broncos Lose Four Straight: Not so Easy, Is It, Josh McDaniels?

Joe M.Correspondent IINovember 22, 2009

DENVER - NOVEMBER 22:  Head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos paces the sideline as he leads his team against the San Diego Chargers during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 22, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Success came to you too early, you little punk.

Sure, you took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime "immaculate deflection" to beat the upstart Cincinnati Bengals in Week One and surprised a few people with wins over New England and the Dallas Cowgirls, who looked impressive at the time. 

But much like the rookie wall has hit the overrated Mark Sanchez, it has similarly hit you—right in your big fat mouth.

I don't know what I dislike more about you: your brash attitude that comes from rising to the top too soon for a job for which you are unqualified, your Bill Belichick-wannabe pullover, or that you eagerly skipped off the field when you played the Cowgirls.

I found it hilarious when you ran Jay Cutler, a Pro Bowl quarterback on your putrid team, out of town. I eagerly waited for Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall to follow suit.

Nice start to the season. But did you really think you could win with Kyle Orton and a bunch of overrated hacks on the defensive line? Reality has finally caught up with you.

Losses to Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington, and now San Diego. Three of the four within conference? Ouch. How does that feel with no Orton to bail you out?

What's the Broncos upcoming schedule look like?

Not too good if you're a Broncos fan (both of you).

Next week, it's home against the resurgent Giants. You know, the same place you've already lost to San Diego and Pittsburgh.

Then it's off to Arrowhead Stadium against the Chiefs, winners of 2-of-3 and who just beat those fading Steelers.

That won't be as easy as you think, especially when you consider divisional rivals always step up for games.

Then you travel to Peyton's place against the Cowtown Colts, which is an automatic loss.

Still feeling good about those playoffs?

You finish the season against lowly Oakland, then to Philadelphia, which should be fighting for their playoff lives, and finally at home against Kansas City.

If you win two of the three, I'd be impressed.

So what does the future look like and what does it mean?

vs NYG—L, 6-5

@ KC—L, 6-6 (six straight losses)

@ Indy—L (by 17), 7 straight losses

vs. Jokeland—W, but probably by 10 or less in a hard fought win

@ Philly—L

vs. KC—could go either way but, at your place, it's probably a loss

So, from a sparkling, but now easily misleading 6-0 to a potential 8-8 record, that's how I see the Broncos' season ending.

Somewhere Jerry McGuire is singing "Free Falling" because that is exactly what you're doing, ol' wet-behind-the-ears McDaniels.

All that's left is playing the games and wondering where it all went wrong for the perennial 8-8 second-place boys from Colorado. NFL postseason picks" target="_blank">I had you going 6-10 prior to the season . 

I can see that you're doing your best to not disappoint. In fact, if you play your cards right, you can still make me look like the winner that you're not, simply by losing out. Can you do that for me, Josh? Can you lose out?

Can you have a collapse that would make the Lions envious?

Maybe you can get your old job back with a real coach if you beg hard enough. After all, since you look like you're 12, old Bill may just feel sorry for you, Mr. McDaniels.