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Broncos' Josh McDaniels Will Be Back In 2011...Unless He Isn't

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Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen surprised a few people on Monday when he conducted an interview with former Denver Post columnist and current FanHouse.com writer Thomas George and said head coach Josh McDaniels would return to the team in 2011.

Good news for Chiefs fans, no? Well, Bowlen reversed course on Monday night issuing a new statement to the Denver Post indicating no decision had been made on McDaniels.

"This has been a very trying and disappointing season for all of us," Bowlen said in his statement. "We haven't had the success we had hoped to achieve. Josh McDaniels is the head coach of the Broncos, and you always strive for stability at that position. However, with five games left in the 2010 season, we will continue to monitor the progress of the team and evaluate what's in the best interest of this franchise."

With the way things have gone in Denver lately, I suspect Chiefs fans would prefer to keep McDaniels in place. After the 6-0 start to the 2009 season, things have just tumbled and tumbled for the Broncos. Mysterious personnel decisions, benching WR Brandon Marshall against the Chiefs last year in a must-win and getting caught cheating are just a few of the reasons he probably shouldn't return.

But you didn't hear me say that. As a Chiefs fan, I think McDaniels needs to stay.