The 2010 Denver Broncos. What's Wrong, if It's Not Josh McDaniels?

Sean BacaContributor INovember 22, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  Head coach of the Denver Broncos Josh McDaniels plays cricket prior to the start of a team training session at The Brit Oval on October 29, 2010 in London, England. The Denver Broncos will play the San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium on October 31.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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What's wrong with he Broncos


Quit blaming McDaniels!!!! 

While I have no illusions that he is a great coach he is not the reason why.  I'm tired of hearing the jokes and listening to the blame game. 

Players. Players. Players. 

The players are doing nothing, and I do mean nothing to make the dream work.

McDaniels, can't make Knowshon break a single tackle to take a screen to the house. He was stopped by a corner as he was being blocked.

McDaniels, can't keep Orton from being sacked in the open field by a guy falling down and hitting his leg with one hand. 

McDaniels, can't make DJ Williams stuff a runner in the hole without being blown up.

McDaniels, can't throw the ball deep enough on an easy TD.. The ball was thrown 15 yards short by Orton

Nobody will ever nominate Norv Turner for coach of the year. He will never be mentioned in the same breath as the great ones.  His players however. 

They DID, make a play and turned a screen into a touchdown. Left Dawkins hugging air. 

They DID make the throw strong enough to make the play and score a touchdown.  

And they DID the "little things" that will always make the difference in a football game. 

I have an old adage that I love to say.   "The difference between the winner and the loser is easy to discern. The loser is setting goals, while the winner is setting the bar."

McDaniels has tried to create a team atmosphere and in the process has rid himself of some real playmakers. Playmakers the Broncos sorely miss right now Far too many plays and yards are left on the field.

However. The players are in the position to make plays and time and again fall far short. 

All a coach can do is put his guys in position. It is the players job to take advantage of that position. The Chargers players did just that.  They set the bar.  Denver is stuck once again setting goals. And until somebody actually cares enough to get pissed off. That's all they will ever be. McDaniels or Cowher or whomever at the lead.