Glazer Reports Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels Admits to Spygate While Coaching
in New England
Bradshaw to Titans Owner Bud Adams: “Get Out of the Way”
Strahan on Minnesota Vikings Troubles: “You Don’t Beg a Man to Come Back and Play”
FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported on news that broke yesterday that the Broncos and Josh McDaniels were each fined $50,000 for illegally taping the 49ers walk-through practice a couple weeks ago at Wembley Stadium in London. McDaniels was a member of the New England coaching staff during “Spygate 1.” Coincidence? “In his staff meeting on Friday, Josh McDaniels told his coaches he’s probably going to get fined, the team is going to get fined and brought up Spygate saying ‘this isn’t the same thing.’ He actually said, ‘Spygate – that was practice, that was coached, that was worked on.’ Then he told coaches that if this gets out, their jobs are on the line.”
Glazer: “Steve Scarnecchia, who was the video coordinator for the Broncos at Wembley Stadium, allegedly filming the 49ers, was seen by someone from the league that actually caught him doing it. At the time, Scarnecchia thought he got away with it. Here’s what happens from here: Scarnecchia has a couple days to call Ray Anderson from the NFL to set up an appointment with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. When he meets with Roger, there is a chance that Roger could ban him for life. Also, if the Commissioner gets new information, he could reopen this and levee more punishments against Josh McDaniels and the Broncos.”
So what is the reaction inside the Broncos complex?
Glazer: “There are a lot of raised eyebrows. Scarnecchia was fired and led away from the complex a couple weeks ago. Inside, they’re looking at Josh McDaniels like he threw Scarnecchia under the bus but also there has been a lot of animosity recently towards Josh McDaniels. After a loss to the Raiders a couple of week’s ago, McDaniels took his entire coaching staff and in front of the owner ripped his coaching staff to shreds which you can do but not in front of the team owner. So right now, there’s not a lot of love for Josh McDaniels behind closed doors there.”
Analyst Jimmy Johnson doesn’t think all the controversy between Titans quarterback Vince Young and head coach Jeff Fisher should be put solely on Vince: “If you listen to the Tennessee coaches, Vince Young is young, immature, spoiled, and lazy and that may be true but you’ve got to hear the other side. Everything we’re getting is from the Tennessee coaches side but how about from Vince Young. He’s 30-17 as quarterback so he wins games. He’s been like an unwanted child from day 1. He gets benched at the drop of a hat so maybe he’s kind of defensive about it.”
Analyst Terry Bradshaw relates to Vince Young’s struggles and believes it’s up to the Titans quarterback to make a change: “I share some of what Vince is going through. I too was emotionally immature and I don’t blame Chuck Noll for all the things that he did to me – the benching, the booing etc. I had to learn how to deal with each and every bit of it. Then I had to realize, am I going to allow all of this to destroy my dream of being successful in the NFL? Vince, you come to that point where you look in the mirror and say, ‘I’ve got to change. I’m going to take control, I’m going to study and I’m going to win Fisher over.’ I believe Fisher and Young need each other. Bud Adams this has got nothing to do with you, you’re the owner, get out of the way.”
Analyst Jimmy Johnson believes Vikings interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier will be back next year: “He’s highly regarded and I think he will be the head coach next year.”
FOX NFL SUNDAY host Curt Menefee asked, when did it go wrong in Minnesota?
Johnson: “When the jet went south.”
Strahan: “Before the jet went south. You don’t beg a man to come back and play.”
Long: “It went wrong in New Orleans on the interception in the NFC Championship Game.”
FOX NFL SUNDAY host Curt Menefee asked, what went wrong with the New York Giants?
Johnson: “There have been too many interceptions thrown by Eli Manning.”
Strahan: “They had great opportunities and inopportune turnovers.”
Long: “Too many fumbles.”
Analyst Terry Bradshaw broke down this afternoon’s Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons game this afternoon:
“It’s all about balance. I come from the old school. If you can run it, you can throw it and Atlanta can run it with RB Michael Turner and they’ve got Roddy White and Matt Ryan at quarterback. I love them. On the other side, Green Bay is one dimensional. If Rodgers plays great and has his best game of the year, they can win otherwise they lose.”
Analyst Terry Bradshaw unveiled his top 10 quarterbacks under 30 years of age.
10. Matt Schaub
9. Eli Manning
8. Josh Freeman
7. Mark Sanchez
6. Joe Flacco
5. Sam Bradford
4. Matt Ryan
3. Aaron Rodgers
2. Ben Roethlisberger
1. Philip Rivers
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