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Josh McDaniels on beating "the Chargers"



Here's how Josh McDaniels opened his post-game press conference Sunday afternoon, according to NFL.com video:

"First I want to give credit to the Chargers and Coach Zorn. You know, they obviously played 60 minutes better than we did, were well-prepared, and did a lot of good things today, and until we start to play smart football, tough football, coach well and do it for four quarters, we're gonna struggle, and right now that's where we're at."

Nothing particularly crazy there, aside from the fact that he was giving credit to the Chargers after losing to the Redskins. But whatever, people make mistakes. When I first heard about this, I didn't think it was particularly noteworthy. Worth a small chuckle and nothing more.

I still feel basically the same. But I do think it's sort of bizarre that the Broncos presented his post-game remarks like this:

"First I want to give credit to [sound of silence] and Coach Zorn. You know, they obviously played 60 minutes better than we did, were well-prepared, and did a lot of good things today, and until we start to play smart football, tough football, coach well and do it for four quarters, we're gonna struggle, and right now that's where we're at."

I mean, you're gonna go to the trouble of editing out a slip-of-the-tongue made in a post-game press conference? So you can, what, pretend it never happened? Because no other audio of that will be available anywhere in the world?

Sheesh. Imagine how much I'd be sputtering if the Redskins had done this.

(Via DanSnyderMustGo.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 16, 2009; 1:29 PM ET
Categories:  NFL , Redskins  
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Comments

I was going to make a joke about the Chargers, Redskins and silence, but...

Sound of silence?

Really?

Sound of silence. There's something wrong with that.

Posted by: sitruc | November 16, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't you headline this as "Broncos Press Conference Fail." Are little mistakes such as this only Fails if they are associated with the Nats?

Why do you hate our local franchises more than the out of town guys?

Posted by: wahoo2x | November 16, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the credit!

Posted by: tc2003 | November 16, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Used to be that when you wanted to denigrate a team, you'd say they couldn't beat the Little Sisters of the Poor. In today's secular world, I guess that's now been replaced by saying they can't beat Simon and/or Garfunkel.

Posted by: section309 | November 16, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Marty Shotenheimer, Norv Turner, Redskins/Chargers. Not too far off base. I think after Zorn gets fired here he will coach for the Chargers next. ;)

Posted by: GC4Life | November 16, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Yep, the Washington Chargers...

Home of the Blue, Maroon, Black, and Gold.

good one, your toolness

Posted by: Thinker_ | November 17, 2009 4:41 AM | Report abuse

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