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Zoinks! Like Shaggy And Scooby, Josh McDaniels ‘Won’t Go Chasing Ghosts’

If anybody is in need of the restorative powers of a Scooby Snack right about now, it is most certainly embattled Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels. Not only is the team sucking balls this season, limping to a 3-8 record – highlighted by the debacle against the Raiders in October in which the Broncos lost 59-14 in Denver, McDaniels is also in damage control mode after getting booed lustily during another home loss last Sunday, a 36-33 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Add on to that already heaping mess the news that McDaniels and the Broncos were separately fined $50,000 each in connection to an unreported taping of a 49ers practice prior to the teams’ game in London and you could say that McDaniels not only needs a Scooby Snack, those closest to him might want to make sure he doesn’t have any of Fred’s stylin’ scarves nearby, lest he finally snap and attempt to hang himself with one.

When McDaniels spoke with the Denver media on Monday, he addressed the circling s**tstorm currently swirling around his team as a result of a FOX Sports report which alleges he attempted to shift blame by calling out the New England Patriots as he deflected criticism for the so-called SpyGate II: London Boogaloo brouhaha (via USA Today):

“The things that we talk about in there are supposed to be for our staff and our squad,” McDaniels said, via the Denver Post.

“I don’t know exactly what that was or who said it and I’m not going to go chasing ghosts about what that is. I have a lot of faith and trust in our staff and believe in them very much. I know they’re going to work extremely hard here this week and the rest of the season as we go forward.”

Jinkies! Despite everything going on around him, McDaniels appeared to be somehow maintaining a tenuous grip on his employment status with the Broncos, but that was prior to owner Pat Bowlen issuing contradictory statements regarding McDaniels’ future with the franchise. As a result, the coach would be wise to continue his not “chasing ghosts” mantra and instead focus on the task at hand. As far as the ghosts are concerned, it is usually best to leave that to the experts: Frank, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy & Scooby. Or alternatively, the Ghostbusters. Yeah, Ghostbusters may have been a even better theme for this post. But, like hey, I have always been a sucker for Hanna-Barbera cartoons. In any event, it’s too late now to turn back now, I guess, but I bet Ray Parker, Jr. sure could have used the residuals.

Embattled Josh McDaniels hears boos, won’t ‘go chasing ghosts’ [USA Today]
Not so fast: Bowlen issues statement about McDaniels’ future [Yahoo!]