Monday, January 9, 2012

An In-Depth Look at the Men Behind the Curtain: NFL GM's: Josh McDaniels

This is a RFH Collective signature series featuring the men who make the personell moves in the NFL. Check out other Behind the Curtain articles on Ozzie Newsome, Phil Savage, A.J Smith, and Thomas Dimitroff

One of the biggest story lines this week is of Josh McDaniels reunion with a Broncos team he supposedly left in tatters at the end of last year. At the time of McDaniels departure the Broncos were a 4-12 team with a number of aging vetrans and few up and coming prospects. McDaniels was excoriated for both the 2009 and 2010 drafts that were seemingly filled with busts. It seemed like our man Josh was the poster boy of an Xs and Os man who should never be allowed to shop for his own groceries. Then came 2011. Out of nowhere the Broncos were one of the best teams in the AFC, and despite adding some new talent (I admit Von Miller is good), many of the key performers were McDaniels hold-overs. With this story on the tip of everybody's tongues lets take a behind the curtain look at the Broncos drafts of 2009 and 2010.