Former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels isn’t necessarily popular in the Mile High City. For one, he’s the offensive coordinator of their arch rivals, the New England Patriots.
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For another, his two years as Broncos head coach (2009-10), wasn’t one to remember, as the team went 11-17. McDaniels also committed his own videotaping scandal as Broncos head coach, leaving a bad mark on this team.
But McDaniels did have some interesting thoughts to share about his tenure as the Broncos head coach at media day yesterday. Per ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, McDaniels admitted that he wasn’t ready to be a head coach when he took the Broncos job offer.
McDaniels also did point out that the time with Denver helped him prepare in possibly being another head coach one day:
“Sure. All the experiences I’ve had in coaching I hope have made me a better person, better coach.. Some of the things I failed at before, I think I learned from and am better for it. I think I am.”
McDaniels was just 33 years of age when he took the coaching job, but his maturity as an offensive coordinator suggests a second go-around as a head coach would be successful.
He was also one of the hottest names for some teams to chase when it came to their head coaching search, but McDaniels opted to stay with the Patriots for the time being.
Though McDaniels will not be a Broncos head coach again, it’s safe to assume the franchise would be happy if one of their biggest competitors lost their offensive mastermind and didn’t have to try outsmarting him every year for AFC supremacy and dominance.