Schon: Spygate & Week 12 NFL Picks

Josh McDaniels (Darron Cummings/AP)

Man, it's gotten to the point that it's almost embarrassing being a Denver Broncos fan… Like a 3-7 record isn't bad enough, now you've got McDaniels' version of Spygate II and a league imposed slam of fifty-large levied on the Boy Wonder and another 50 levied on the organization for illegally videotaping a San Francisco 49ers practice session.

Man, it's gotten to the point that it's almost embarrassing being a Denver Broncos fan… Like a 3-7 record isn't bad enough, now you've got McDaniels' version of Spygate II and a league imposed slam of fifty-large levied on the Boy Wonder and another 50 levied on the organization for illegally videotaping a San Francisco 49ers practice session on Oct. 30th, one day before the teams played at Wembley Stadium in London.

Compounding the issue is the fact that McDaniels,, who first learned of the incident on Oct. 30th, did not notify anyone within the Broncos organization for nine days and league officials were not made aware until Nov. 12th, thirteen days after the incident occurred.

"I made a mistake," McDaniels danced to reporters. "I made a mistake and I should have done that right away. We felt we handled it the right way by not doing anything with that but I did not follow through with it."

Broncos director of video operations Steve Scarnecchia, whose name also surfaced during Spygate I, the Jets / Patriots controversy and was hired by McDaniels in 2009, has now been relieved of his duties for "just cause" according to team officials.

Wonder if that's going to be the same excuse they use for McBungle?

On to the Week Twelve Picks…

Schon

Patriots (-6.5) over LIONS
Saints (-3.5) over COWBOYS
JETS (-9) over Bengals
FALCONS (-1.5) over Packers
Panthers (+10) over BROWNS
Steelers (-7) over Bills
Jaguars (+7) over GIANTS
Vikings (+1) over REDSKINS
Titans (+6.5) over TEXANS
RAIDERS (-3) over Dolphins
SEAHAWKS (+2) over Chiefs
BEARS (+3.5) over Eagles
BRONCOS (-4) over Rams
RAVENS (-7.5) over Bucs
Chargers (+3) over COLTS
CARDS (+1) over 49ers

Bryant

Patriots
COWBOYS
JETS
FALCONS
Panthers
Vikings
Steelers
TEXANS
GIANTS
Bucs
Eagles
RAIDERS
Chiefs
BRONCOS
COLTS
CARDINALS




Michael John Schon has covered the National Football League and the Denver Broncos for the past twelve-years. As a member of the Pro Football Writers Association he has published and syndicated columns to both newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and Canada. His syndicated radio broadcast: "Schon Live" airs weekly on various radio and Internet stations around the country. You can follow all of Schon's updates on Twitter - Facebook or drop him an email at Michael John Schon





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