Posted Wed Dec 22nd by Jonathan Douglas
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As some of you have notice I’ve been MIA since the preseason. I know I will likely be accused of being a very poor fan by admitting this, but I just couldn’t watch my beloved team being managed the way it was the last two seasons. I’m not talking about just lost players and bad coaching. Josh and Xanders cleaned house both on the field and off. And while it was painful for me to watch Josh dismantle our famous zone blocking scheme (for example), it was equally painful for me to watch position coaches and front office staff that I have respected for years leave Dove Valley. The new administration just hasn’t been the same, and although I put up with last year, I just didn’t have the heart to do again this year.
My friends and fellow bloggers have asked me if the recent firing of McDaniels will lure me back from my self-imposed blogging exile, and while I want more than anything to get that wonderful Orange & Blue passion back I think it will seriously depend on what Mr. Bowlen decides to do when replacing Josh.
There has been a lot of talk about who would do well (and who would do poorly) as the new Head Coach of the Broncos. But there is ONE name that would have me back here blogging my little fingers off, and that is (unsurprisingly) Gary Kubiak.
Yes, yes, I know he’s blown it off already. But he’s still coaching a team in an active season – I would expect nothing less from him in that situation. And while I’m certainly not the first person to say he would be a good choice for the Broncos, there might be reason for Kubiak fans to have a bit more hope this week.
I’m talking about Bill Cowher’s comments of course. In Chris Mortensen’s article on ESPN.com, he reports that “A source close to Cowher is adamant that the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and New York Giants are atop his wish list if any of those teams should make a coaching change after the 2010 season.”
The reason this is a good sign for Kubiak Fan Club Members, is that a coach with Cowher’s experience HAS to be a tempting thing for
Bud Adams Bob McNair. I know he loves Gary, but a Super Bowl winning coach just made it clear that their team was topping his list of favorite places to go. Do you think that might be enough to encourage Bob to make a change? I know it had to piss Gary off (although he was very profession when asked about it recently).
If so, that would put Kubiak on the market for Pat (and his newest front office guy, John Elway) to make a very good offer to their former friend and Assistant Head Coach. Heck, it might be the number one reason Pat has asked Elway to come back.
And if we’re going to be inventing crazy conspiracy theories, why not suggest that Studsville was told to start Tebow in an effort to show him off this week to Kubiak? Kubiak is going to get a front row seat this weekend and my only hope is that Tebow not only puts on a show, but that Denver finds a way to pull of a win. It’s not likely, but since the Texans got handled in Tennessee last week, why not do a bit of Christmas wishing.
As a disclaimer, I don’t think Kubiak is the ONLY person that could repair this team and re-construct a play-off caliber ball club in Denver; however, I do believe he’s the BEST person to restore the pride and confidence of our team by combining a fresh plan for our future with a deep love and respect for the team’s history (something sorely lacking the last two years).
So, now you all know where I’ve been and what I have asked Santa for this Christmas.
Have a very, very Merry Christmas and GO BRONCOS!!!