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Josh McDaniels fiasco a cautionary tale

As Denver situation proved, giving a young head coach full control could easily backfire

Originally Published: December 8, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The lesson learned in the Josh McDaniels fiasco in Denver is not to surrender too much personnel power to a coach -- particularly a young one.

Mike Shanahan lost his job as the Broncos' head coach because of his personnel decisions, but he put together one of his best core groups on offense before owner Pat Bowlen fired him. McDaniels was so headstrong that he got rid of Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler; McDaniels also ripped apart the offensive line and put together ...

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