Broncos under investigation for taping 49ers practice
Posted by Mike Florio on November 27, 2010, 9:54 AM EST
The bad news is that the Denver Broncos are being investigated for videotaping a 49ers practice last month in London. The worse news is that the Broncos still lost the game.
Jeff Legwold and Dave Kreiger of the Denver Post report that the league is looking into whether the Broncos recorded a San Fran walk-through practice at Wembley Stadium on October 30, the day before the two teams played there. On the 30th, each team had access to the venue for the session aimed at reviewing key portions of the game plan.
Per the Post, Broncos COO Joe Ellis confirmed that Broncos director of video operations Steve Scarnecchia is on a “personal leave of absence” as the NFL and the team investigate the situation.
McDaniels was employed by the Patriots during the infamous Spygate scandal, which arose from the videotaping of in-game defensive coaching signals. Scarnecchia left after the 2004 season, and he became the Jets’ director of video operations under coach Eric Mangini in 2006. Both McDaniels and Scarnecchia arrived in New England in 2001.
On the eve of Super Bowl XLII, the Boston Herald reported that the Patriots had videotaped the Rams’ walk-through practice prior to Super Bowl XXXVI. The Herald later retracted the report via a front-page apology.
Though it appears that Scarnecchia is being positioned to take the fall (assuming there’s a fall to take), we can’t imagine the head coach coming out of this one unscathed, if the allegations are substantiated.
why did everyone want mikey gone again? this could have been fun
Originally Posted by motownbear
This is another reason I like having the mental midget around. The abuse he is missing out on from the bear fans would have been priceless.
What's funny to me is that they taped the defensive signals and still lost lol
The apple doesn't fall far from the coaching tree-which the whole tree is about a major fail.
Not Sure I would say the whole tree.
Originally Posted by short faced bear
The trunk of that tree (Bill Parcells) was pretty Damn good. Even the main limb of Belichick was good (3 rings is hard to argue). (other coaches from Parcells' tree are Sean Payton and Tom Coughlin)
But the branches off his limb are pathetic. Of his assistants to become head coaches....
Romeo Crennel (Browns 2005-2008)
Al Groh (Jets 2000)
Josh McDaniels (Broncos 2009-presesent)
Eric Mangini (Jets 2006-2008, Browns 2009-present)
Nick Saban (Dolphins 2005-2006)
Jim Schwartz (Lions 2009-Present)
You have to admit, Parcells' tree of coaches beats out Iron Mike's, who stemmed from Tom Landry. I mean, after all, who else other than Buddy Ryan came from Mike Ditka's coaching tree?
Are we sure that Belichick isn't coaching Mikey's squad?
The best part about this one is that it happened to McDanials, a dick of a headcoach.
Originally Posted by BlackDiamond