Josh McDaniels and Michael Vick deserve a second chance!
Now that Michael Vick has finished his long and grueling punishment for dogfighting, I wanted to take a look at the best possible landing spot for Michael Vick, and when I broke it down, it came down to second chances.
Lately I have been fascinated with the idea of the Denver Broncos aquiring Vick. As everyone knows there are certain factors that must be officially cleared up before any team signs the talented yet troubled Vick, but who better to take a chance on this ultra talented athlete than the Denver Broncos and a coach who has made some mistakes of his own.
If I was one owner and one coach in the league who needed a break from the off-season woes, that would be Josh McDaniels and owner Pat Bowlen. In a division where Al Davis has ruled the roost when it came to alienating players and coaches, as well as making interesting decisions and questionable payrolls, Pat Bowlen brought Josh McDaniels in after a troubling end to last years debacle of the Denver Broncos second half of the 08 season, and the debacle continued throughout the off-season.
When Bowlen hired the young McDaniels, he thought the young coach could come in and bring a winning atmosphere a better defence and stability to a team desperately in need of those few things, to bring a championship back to the Mile High. Yet all McDaniels has been able to accomplish so far, in his young tenure as head-coach, is alienated and shipped his spry pro-bowl QB in Jay Cutler away to Chicago for picks and a lesser talented passer.
I am one though, that remains optimistic and believe there is hope for this franchise that now has an improved defence and running game. In trading away Cutler the Broncos now have the option to pick up one of the most feared dual threat QB's to ever play in the NFL. It is not to far fetched to think that if the Broncos were to aquire Vick they could possibly be in the mix for a division title and a run in the playoffs.
The Broncos have several playmakers on offence, if you take a look at their roster, they are loaded with young guns including Brandon Marshall, Eddie Royal, Knowshon Moreno, Tony Scheffler and Ryan Clady. Adding Vick could only help push the incumbent starter Kyle Orton to play better and give McDaniels another shot at replacing one of the most talented young QB's in the game.
As it stands right now the Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is having to deal with issues from the fans and players (Brandon Marshall) right now as it is. I say, if you have stuck with your guns while losing players, why not stick to your guns while aquiring them? Not only does it show the credibility to win to your fan base, it also shows faith in your knowledge of aquiring the right talent, for what your club lacks now, a threat at the QB position.
In my opinion Michael Vick and Josh McDaniels have made some mistakes in their young careers (to a lesser degree of each other), so this just seems like the perfect fit. Vick has paid his dues, so let the man play football.. IN DENVER!