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gofindyourowndamnfish said:
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Wow. If it's true it means your boy, Josh, is pounding the pavement! And Pat might not have to pay him to do it.

It's very sad for the Broncos name to even be associated with something like that.
If it's true, and it turns out he knew anything about it...I'll be the first one to show him the door...
 

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If it's true, and it turns out he knew anything about it...I'll be the first one to show him the door...
Nothing goes on in the Broncos organization that McDaniels doesn't know about. :(
 

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Adam Shefter reports...Josh McDaniel's fined $50,000 dollars by Goodell for prohibited video taping of opposing teams practices...
 

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WOW. I hate the way that the broncos are becoming like the patriots. And we can't even win like the patriots. Mcdaniels is a cancer.
 

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WOW. I hate the way that the broncos are becoming like the patriots. And we can't even win like the patriots. Mcdaniels is a cancer.
I have been saying for a while that the biggest cancer in the Broncos locker room is McDaniels. McD claims that he never watched the footage, yeah right, sure I believe ya (sarcasm). As many times as he has assured us he is complete control of the Broncos, now suddenly he isn't? He and the Broncos were just dealt the same fine of 50k. Guity as charged, in fact I think the only reason that the fine was so light was due to cheating and they still lost.

For those of you Bronco fans out there that still buy into the current system I have a question for you?

Has there ever been a lower point in Broncos team history?

We are 5 - 15 in our last 20 games. Not since 1970 have we had a worse record. Also we now have been found guilty for a violation of the league's integrity-of-the-game policy! Sad times.
 

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Posted by Michael David Smith on November 27, 2010, 3:28 PM EST


NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash and Denver Broncos Chief Operating Officer Joe Ellis spoke with reporters Saturday in a conference call about the Broncos’ taping of the 49ers’ walk-through practice on October 30, and both men attempted to paint former Broncos director of video operations Steve Scarnecchia as a rogue employee who acted alone.

In fact, Pash praised the Broncos and owner Pat Bowlen, saying “they set an example” of the way a team should handle an employee breaking the rules.

“It came to our attention because the Broncos came and reported it to us,” Pash said. “Specifically Mr. Bowlen and Joe Ellis and the team’s counsel.”

Ellis said no one else involved with the Broncos had any knowledge of Scarnecchia’s actions.

“This is an incident done by one employee, and one employee only,” Ellis said, adding that the team reported the incident because “That’s what the integrity of the game policy requires us to do, and we follow the rules.”

Still, Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, who has been fined $50,000, didn’t immediately come forward to report one of his subordinate’s wrongdoing. McDaniels learned that Scarnecchia had taped the walk-through on October 30, but the league office didn’t find out until November 8.

“Josh should have come forward as soon as he found out,” Ellis acknowledged.

Although McDaniels’ tardiness in reporting the infraction could conceivably result in the Broncos firing McDaniels for cause, Ellis said that the team doesn’t consider anything McDaniels did to be a fireable offense, and McDaniels will be judged based on the team’s won-loss record — which Ellis admitted isn’t good enough, at 3-7.

“We’re disappointed with the season as it’s gone thus far, but we have six games left to play,” Ellis said. “This particular incident that one employee took advantage of or decided to take does not sway Mr. Bowlen’s feelings one way or the other. He understands that Josh made a mistake. Josh has acknowledged that and apologized.”

Ultimately, both Pash and Ellis fingered Scarnecchia as the person who should take the blame. And Pash pointed out that Scarnecchia, who as a member of the video staff in New England “was identified as one of the people who had been involved in improperly recording game signals,” had no margin for error.

So from the perspective of both the Broncos and the league office, Scarnecchia is the man who deserves to take the fall.



Statements from Pat Bowlen and Josh McDaniels
By DenverBroncos.com

Posted 2 hours ago

aaPresident and CEO Pat Bowlen and Head Coach Josh McDaniels released statements Saturday morning.
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT AND CEO PAT BOWLEN

"I received notice today that the National Football League has completed its investigation of an incident involving our club's violation of the League's Integrity of the Game Policy, specifically a videotaping of a portion of the San Francisco 49ers' 'walkthrough' practice on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Wembley Stadium in London.

"Upon learning of this incident, the Denver Broncos promptly began an investigation into this matter and reported this violation to the League office, which then started its investigation.

"The Denver Broncos fully cooperated with every aspect of the League investigation.

Upon completion, the investigation revealed the following facts:

•The person who videotaped a portion of the "walkthrough" practice did so on his own and was not directed to do so by anyone within the organization, including Head Coach Josh McDaniels.
•Upon learning that the "walkthrough" had been videotaped, the Head Coach informed the person who did the taping that this was not acceptable, that this is not how the Denver Broncos organization conducts business and that he would not view the videotape.
•The videotape was subsequently deleted from the computer where it resided by the employee who performed the taping. No one from the organization viewed the videotape prior to Sunday's game against the 49ers.
•The videotaping of this "walkthrough" practice was a one-time occurrence, erroneously performed by one employee who used extremely poor judgment.
•Head Coach Josh McDaniels was right to inform the employee that he had no interest in viewing the tape and that it was not how he or the Denver Broncos conducts business. However, under League Policy he is obligated to promptly notify the League of this matter and his failure to do so has resulted in discipline imposed by the Commissioner.
"The Denver Broncos and I, as the Owner, believe in the integrity of the National Football League and fair competition and do not, in any way, condone this type of behavior. The fact that an employee of the Denver Broncos would take such action is personally disappointing to me. I apologize to all affected by this incident. This employee is no longer with the organization.

"This incident cuts into the trust and respect our fans, our ticket holders, our community and our fellow competitors have for our organization. That is why the Denver Broncos, upon learning of this violation, immediately investigated this matter and reported the incident to the League.

"The Denver Broncos and I accept the discipline imposed by the NFL. We will take all steps to ensure that an incident like this never occurs again. We will always strive to uphold the integrity of our organization and the National Football League."

STATEMENT FROM HEAD COACH JOSH McDANIELS

"I apologize for not promptly reporting the improper conduct of our video director before our game against the 49ers in London. The actions of this individual are in no way representative of the values and integrity held by myself, our players and coaches, and the entire Denver Broncos organization.

"I understand the punishment from the National Football League and support its commitment to the integrity of the game. We have addressed the situation internally to assure that nothing like this happens again."

Head Coach Josh McDaniels will meet with the media at approximately 12:45 p.m. MST. It will be streamed live on DenverBroncos.com
 

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Ultimately, both Pash and Ellis fingered Scarnecchia as the person who should take the blame. And Pash pointed out that Scarnecchia, who as a member of the video staff in New England “was identified as one of the people who had been involved in improperly recording game signals,”
Wow. The Broncos are even signing Patriot video staff now? The team identity is gone.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/27/steve-scarnecchias-first-offense-was-involvement-with-patriots/
 

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Anyone here who doesn't think that EVERY team in the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB cheats, is either blind or just plain dumb! Come on, why is everyone so surprised? Just because it's the Broncos? The biggest issue is that the Broncos got caught! I'm not surprised at all though! It wouldn't surprise me if and when any team if found guilty of cheating! This will allow Bowlen the opportunity to get rid of McD. if he wants to. Then start over again! If he doesn't can the coach, I think it will be safe to say that Josh McDaniels will be here for a few more seasons!




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Anyone here who doesn't think that EVERY team in the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB cheats, is either blind or just plain dumb! Come on, why is everyone so surprised? Just because it's the Broncos? The biggest issue is that the Broncos got caught! I'm not surprised at all though! It wouldn't surprise me if and when any team if found guilty of cheating! This will allow Bowlen the opportunity to get rid of McD. if he wants to. Then start over again! If he doesn't can the coach, I think it will be safe to say that Josh McDaniels will be here for a few more seasons!




Jim
Seriously jim? You are condoning cheating? You are taking to koolaid to an all time new high level...even higher than homiecat and trouthomer.
 

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Rivrunnr1 said:
baetisrun1 said:
Anyone here who doesn't think that EVERY team in the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB cheats, is either blind or just plain dumb! Come on, why is everyone so surprised? Just because it's the Broncos? The biggest issue is that the Broncos got caught! I'm not surprised at all though! It wouldn't surprise me if and when any team if found guilty of cheating! This will allow Bowlen the opportunity to get rid of McD. if he wants to. Then start over again! If he doesn't can the coach, I think it will be safe to say that Josh McDaniels will be here for a few more seasons!




Jim
Seriously jim? You are condoning cheating? You are taking to koolaid to an all time new high level...even higher than homiecat and trouthomer.
where does it say that I condone it? My response has nothing to do with "the koolaid"! I have admitted that I was wrong about this season. There is no koolaid for me! As for the cheating, again point out where I condone it! All I said is that every team in every sport cheats! In one way or another! Find me a team in the NFL who has turned in one of their own players for steroid use! You won't find one, because they want/need these players playing out of their minds! They all turn their heads. Just like in baseball. Do you remember this past season when the Phillies were in town? They too got caught! Again where did I condone it and what does my response have to do with "the koolaid"?



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