EXCLUSIVE: A Look Back: Josh McDaniels Fired From Denver Broncos:

John MalcolmContributor IDecember 7, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: A Look Back: Josh McDaniels Fired From Denver Broncos:

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 14:  Head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos celebrates a touchdown on the sidelines against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Bron
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    Coach Josh McDaniels took the Denver Broncos through 23 months of a roller coaster ride. McDaniels would be both praised for his offensive mind and vilified for his personnel decisions in his short tenure as coach.

    The Broncos would have a 11-17 record under the tenure of Josh McDaniels.

    Josh McDaniels is fired on December 6, 2010.

McDaniels Is Hired by The Denver Broncos

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    McDaniels is hired by the Denver Broncos to turn the 8-8 team around.
    McDaniels is hired by the Denver Broncos to turn the 8-8 team around.NFL Photos/Getty Images

    A fresh-faced and eager McDaniels Is hired by the Denver Broncos on January 11, 2009.

McDaniels, a Month After Trading Quarterback Jay Cutler

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    ENGLEWOOD, CO - MAY 03:  Head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos oversees practice during minicamp at the Broncos training facility on May 3, 2009 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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    Josh McDaniels made waves early as he traded franchise quarterback, Jay Cutler, on April 2, 2009.

McDaniels Brings In Kyle Orton

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    DENVER - AUGUST 30:  Head Coach Josh McDaniels (L) of the Denver Broncos talks to his quarterback Kyle Orton #8 (R) during the preseason game against the Chicago Bears at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 30, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug P
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    McDaniels brought in Kyle Orton to lead the Denver Broncos for a run at the championship.

McDaniels on His Way to Beating Patriots

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 11:  Head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos looks on against the New England Patriots during an NFL game at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 11, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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    McDaniels beat his former mentor, Bill Belichick, on his way to a 6-0 start in the 2009 season.

Mcdaniels Hugs QB Matt Cassell As Chiefs Beat Broncos In 2009

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    DENVER - JANUARY 03:  Head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos greets quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs at midfield following the game during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on January 3, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Ch
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    McDaniels hugs Matt Cassell, the quarterback he originally wanted during the Cutler scandal, as the Chiefs knock the Broncos out of playoff contention.

Fans Show Their Frustration of McD

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    DENVER - JANUARY 03: A Broncos fan holds a sign expressing his sentiments about head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos as the Broncos were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs at Invesco Field at Mile High on January 3, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (P
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    Fans show their frustration of Coach McDaniels, who led the Broncos to a 6-0 start but ended the remaining games with a 2-8 record. The Broncos would finish the 2009 season 8-8.

McDaniels With Popular Brandon Marshall

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 11:  Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos is congratulated by head coach Josh McDaniels after catching a touchdown against the New England Patriots during an NFL game at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 11, 2009 in Denver, Colo
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    McDaniels would trade popular but never-happy Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins after the 2009 season.

McDaniels Would Shock The 2010 Draft By Choosing Tim Tebow

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    DENVER - AUGUST 29: Head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos congratulates quarterback Tim Tebow #15 following his fourth quarter touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 29, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.
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    Throwing the biggest surprise pick of the 2010 draft, McDaniels picks Tim Tebow for the Denver Broncos.

McDaniels Would Be Fined $50,000 For SpyGate 2

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31:  Josh McDaniels head coach of Denver Broncos looks on during the NFL International Series match between Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium on October 31, 2010 in London, England. This is the fourth occa
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    McDaniels watches during the game against the San Francisco 49ers. McDaniels would be fined because his director of video operations, Steve Scarnecchia, filmed the 49ers' walk-through practice. McDaniels would later say he did not authorize the taping and he regretted not reporting the news when he first learned of it. He would be fined $50,000.

Coach Todd Haley Shows His Displeasure With Josh McDaniels

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 14:  Head coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs has some unwelcome words with head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos as he refuses to shake his hand after the Broncos 49-29 win at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14,
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    Coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs wags his finger at Josh McDaniels after the Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs. Most people speculate as to the reason for Haley's displeasure. Was it for McDaniels running up the score or did Haley know something about SpyGate 2?

McDaniels and Haley Hug on December 5, 2010 As The Chiefs Beat The Broncos

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 05:  Head coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs shakes hands with head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos following the game on December 5, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire
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    McDaniels and Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley hug on December 5, 2010 as the Chiefs beat the Broncos and end any playoff hope they had.

McDaniels Is Fired On December 6, 2010 As Head Coach of The Denver Broncos

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  Head coach of the Denver Broncos Josh McDaniels speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the start of a team training session at The Brit Oval on October 29, 2010 in London, England. The Denver Broncos will pla
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    McDaniels is fired as head coach of the Denver Broncos after leading the team to a 11-17 record in under two seasons.

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