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Josh McDaniels is a disciple of arguably one of the greatest football minds in the game today, Bill Belichick.
When he was named the head coach of the Denver Broncos before last season, he inherited a team loaded with talent. He had a quarterback with a cannon for an arm in Jay Cutler, who had passed for over 8,000 yards and 45 touchdowns in the two years prior to his arrival.
In addition, he had Brandon Marshall, a big, physical wide receiver that had caught 100 passes for two straight seasons, as well as a franchise left tackle in Ryan Clady, a multiple Pro Bowl cornerback in Champ Bailey, and Pro Bowl linebacker in D.J. Williams.
McDaniels quickly started getting on everyone's nerves, and traded away Cutler to the Chicago Bears for Kyle Orton. Last season, there was a public feud between Marshall and McDaniels, which led to the Pro Bowler being traded to the Miami Dolphins. He then traded into the first round to select quarterback Tim Tebow, after trading for the former Cleveland Browns quarterback, Brady Quinn. To replace Marshall, the Broncos acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who is unproven.
McDaniels needs to back up his tough attitude with a winning season this year, or he could be out just as quickly as he arrived.