07 Dec 2010
Our look at why Josh McDaniels failed for ESPN Insider details the history of McDaniels's defensive tinkering, and how the free agent patches held up for one year before totally failing this time around. (You may recognize the concept from the FOA2010 essay.)
Denver's defense carried the team all season, and carried Peyton Manning right to a second Super Bowl ring in his worst season. Carolina's offense joins long list of postseason duds from the 500-point club.