Sports book gambling handicappers were most impressed with the improvement of Denver’s defense as it finished the 2009 sports gambling season ranked 7th best. Considering that Denver finished last in sports book gambling on defense for the 2008 season it seems bizarre that Broncos defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and Denver head coach Josh McDaniels agreed to part ways for the 2010 sports gambling season after a meeting on January 18.
Nolan is expected to interview for the defensive coordinator position with the Miami Dolphins for the 2010 online sports gambling season while Dean Pees, a former New England assistant with McDaniels, is expected to take over as the Denver defensive coordinator.
Nolan had plenty of sports book gambling coaching experience as a head coach with the San Francisco 49ers and before that as a defensive assistant. Both Nolan and McDaniels played it close to the vest after the announcement with no details revealed. “I can’t say anything other than Josh and I mutually agreed to part ways,” said Nolan.
McDaniels offered only that, “I have great respect for Mike and wish him success in the future.” Nolan switched the Denver defense to a 3-4 alignment and won a lot of sports book gambling praise for leading the unit’s vast improvement from 2008.
It was defense, as much as anything else; that kept Denver in the 2009 sports book gambling playoff race into the final week of the season. McDaniels continues to develop a sports book gambling reputation as a problem creator.
Prior to the 2009 sports book gambling season he ran off quarterback Jay Cutler and had run ins with several players during the season. Prior to their sports book gambling finale in a loss to A bad Kansas City team McDaniels caused uproar by suspending top receiver Brandon Marshall.
It will be another off season of questions and controversy in Denver while Nolan will likely be a welcome addition to the Miami staff.