The Denver Broncos have fired head coach Josh McDaniels, only 22 months after hiring him to replace former coach Mike Shanahan. Espn.com, with help from the Associated Press, has the story, below.

Former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the start of a team training session at The Brit Oval on October 29, 2010 in London, England.

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The Denver Broncos wanted Josh McDaniels to bring the New England Patriots' winning ways with him to the Rocky Mountains when they hired Bill Belichick's brash, young disciple 22 months ago.

What they got instead was the ash-gray hoodie and their very own videotaping scandal to go with a pile of losses and personnel blunders that cost him his job not even halfway through his four-year contract.

McDaniels was fired Monday in the midst of the franchise's worst skid in four decades.

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