The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders have both found new coaches since parting ways with Josh McDaniels and Tom Cable, respectively. Both men were quick to find work around the league. McDaniels as the offensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams and Cable will coach the offensive line for the Seattle Seahawks.
McDaniels parlayed success as an offensive coordinator with the New England Patriots into his first head coaching job and at age 32 was the NFL’s youngest coach in 2009. He favors the spread offense, run by Bradford in college.
Bradford, the top pick of the last draft, broke several of Peyton Manning’s NFL rookie records last season.
Cable was hired as assistant head coach/offensive line. Cable was most recently the head coach for the Oakland Raiders. Art Valero served as Seattle’s offensive-line coach last season. There was no word on how Cable’s addition affects that job.
Cable attended high school in Snohomish. He was the Raiders’ head coach beginning in 2009, but the team decided not to pick up his option despite the fact he led the team to its best record since 2002.
Considering Cable had Oakland seemingly headed in the right direction, McDaniels is the one that has more to prove between the two. He is viewed as an offensive Wonder Boy and certainly showed the ability to open up the passing game, but was never able to develop a running game with the Broncos. His focus in St. Louis will be Bradford, but the offense he takes over only averaged two more yards per game on the ground than Denver.
We won’t be talking about new Broncos head coach John Fox looking for work next season, but Hue Jackson is a whole different story. Not because I anticipate Jackson doing a poor job, it’s just that the craziest scenarios are in play when Al Davis is involved.