Dan Mohrmann, man of many trades at Mile High Sports (radio producer, on air talent, contributor to Mile High Magazine) put up a new posting today about Joe Mays and the MLB spot for the Broncos.
Read Dan's full post here: http://www.milehighsports.com/?p=11382The Broncos need to part ways with their middle linebacker
By Dan Mohrmann | @DanMohrmann
Josh McDaniels did not get a lot things right during his time in Denver. He has had his success stories (wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker) and his big-time blunders (Kyle Orton and Knowshon Moreno), which ultimately cost him his job. But there was one move that – although under the radar – worked out well in for the Denver Broncos. Early in the 2010 season, McDaniels sent running back J.J. Arrington to Philadelphia in order to acquire linebacker Joe Mays.
In terms of the production the Broncos would have received from Arrington and the production they actually got from Mays, the trade certainly worked out in favor of Denver. Mays was a contributor on special teams before injuries allowed him to break into the starting the lineup for the McDaniels-led Broncos. An injury ended Mays’ 2010 season four games early, but he was able to rebound in 2011 after McDaniels had been fired and John Fox was brought on as head coach.
Mays did an admirable job of filling a hole in the Broncos defense and playing well enough to hold on to that job during the entire 2011 season. But as the season ended and Mays looked on to free agency, the Broncos made a grave mistake. They brought Mays back on with a three-year contract worth $12 million...