Josh McDaniels Fired In Denver: What Happens to the Broncos Now?

Brandon GriffinCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2010

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 22: Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 35-14.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos have recently announced they have fired second year coach Josh McDaniels.

The Broncos have promoted running backs coach Eric Studesville to be their interim head coach.

Denver becomes the third team to change head coaches this year after Dallas and Minnesota. Both of the previous teams have had success since firing their old leaders with a combined record of 5-1 since firing their old coaches.

The Broncos are at 3-9 this season with a huge loss to Oakland and a huge win against Kansas City.

One of the problems biggest problems is consistency at the quarterback position as Kyle Orton has throw away a couple of games on potential game winning drives.

Now that there is a new head coach the team could possibly take a new turn with youngsters Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow on the roster to see if either has what it takes to lead the team next year.

Don't automatically expect a quarterback change right away, but if Orton can't do something this week then Tebow might get his first NFL start.

Wouldn't that be something?

Personally, I think he could help this team in so many ways, especially since he can run the ball like a fullback. He would have defenses keeping an eye on him and the receivers, which the Philadelphia Eagles have shown can be deadly for opposing teams.

The biggest beneficiary of the coaching change could be Knowshon Moreno. Moreno had more yards running this week than Orton had passing.

That isn't bad if you win the game, but when you lose and this happens something needs to change.

Since Studesville has been a running back coach for a while now, expect the Broncos to really lay on their running game to help them take off.

With the running game Tebow could help it improve as well. In Tennessee last year the Titans used Vince young and Chris Johnson in a dangerous option style offense, and Denver may be looking at the same thing.

While this season may be lost for the Broncos, don't get down, because a new era could be rushing in with Moreno leading the way.

What do you think of the firing of McDaniels?