Hey Sean, another reason to like coach McDaniels!
McDaniels gives Broncos big break
By Lindsay H. Jones
The Denver Post
Head Coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos looks on from the sideline against the San Diego Chargers during Monday Night Football on October 19, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Getty Images North America | Donald Miralle)
As if a 3-1/2-game lead in the AFC West and a perfect 6-0 record weren't good enough, the Broncos players got more good news: almost five full days off.
Players came to Dove Valley this morning for some meetings and to watch film from Monday's 34-23 win at San Diego but were released by lunch time, free to go wherever they please over the bye week.
They will return to team headquarters Monday to start preparing for their Nov. 1 game at Baltimore.
"We made some corrections on the film, but we didn't feel like it was in our best interest to go out there and do a lot of practicing this week so we didn't," coach Josh McDaniels said today. "We want to give them a few days to get their minds off football, and get refocused and ready to go."
Coaches will work for a couple of more days before taking a day or two off at the end of the week.
"This is the last one," McDaniels said. "It's kind of like your last breath before the stretch here."
Coaches have six week's worth of game tape to evaluate over the next couple of days, enough to help determine what they need to fix for the final 10 games. McDaniels said one of the team's main goals for when their season resumes is to play better in the first half. While the Broncos have been stellar offensively and defensively in the second half, they have been outscored 36-24 in the first quarter so far this season and have trailed at halftime in each of the past three games.
"You take a look at what we've done, some of the tendencies we've created our selves that we want to change and adjust going forward," McDaniels said. "I think it's important that you try to protect yourself from becoming predictable, and that's part of the process this week. Hopefully we're not too predictable this week, but we're going to try to change the things we need to change, and fix the things that need to be fixed."
He sees area's they need to improve, and so far has made excellent half time adjustments! I like him better than Shanny!
They've done studies you know.... 60% of the time, it works every time