It came as quite a surprise yesterday that after only 28 games with the Denver Broncos, the team and their owner Pat Bowlen decided to fire the young coach.
Bowlen had even said a week ago that he believed that McDaniels would at least be the coach to start out the 2011 season, seeming to take a bit of heat off McDaniels.
Nonetheless, the time McDaniels spent in Denver was full of bumbling and stumbling that featured him trading away a Pro Bowl quarterback in Jay Cutler, a Pro Bowl wide receiver in Brandon Marshall and a future Pro Bowler in Peyton Hillis.
He was also slow on the draw to deal with his own staff when the infamous "Baby Spygate" story broke just a few short weeks ago.
With McDaniels out, let's take a look at the NFL coaches that are lurking in the shadows to swoop in and take the job.