Posted Mon Oct 3rd by Jon Heath
As Mike Klis of the Denver Post has pointed out, Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and St. Louis Rams featured two former coaches of the Denver Broncos. Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan and Rams Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels faced off in an NFC week four match.
The Redskins, behind Kyle Orton‘s Chicago predecessor Rex Grossman and former Broncos running back Ryan Torain, defeated the Rams 17-10. Washington is now 3-1 while St. Louis finds themselves 0-4, at the bottom of the NFC West.
Under Shanahan, the Redskins offense is ranked 20th in passing yards per game and seventh in rushing. The Rams offense — under McDaniels — is ranked 26th in passing and 22nd on the ground.
Some Denver fans are already requesting that current Coach John Fox join Shanahan and McDaniels as a former Broncos coach, solely because of the quarterback situation. If history repeats itself however, Fox will be sticking with his starting quarterback at least through mid season.
I never supported firing Shanahan, and have been cheering for him in Washington. I was however, completely in favor of moving on from McDaniels and find it humorous that the Rams offense is struggling under his control.