Shanahan Fired!

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In one of the more surprising off-season coaching changes this year, the Broncos fired 14-year head coach, Mike Shanahan today. Many Broncos fans (including me) thought that Shanny had lifetime immunity from his back-to-back Super Bowl victories.

"Change" and "Hope" to be new team slogans.:eek:
 

Aaron

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I always figured he'd leave on his own steam... not by getting fired!

They have been mediocre for quite a few years now.
 

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I'm not really a Broncos fan. Those Head Coach/GM things almost never work out, though...:(
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I thought this had been a long time coming. Shanahan has done almost nothing in the 10 years since Elway retired. Blowing this three game division lead down the stretch was the last straw.

Shanahan is a good NFL head coach, but sometimes you just need a change in the organization to move forward.
 

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I thought this had been a long time coming. Shanahan has done almost nothing in the 10 years since Elway retired. Blowing this three game division lead down the stretch was the last straw.

Shanahan is a good NFL head coach, but sometimes you just need a change in the organization to move forward.
Exactly my view. Ultimately, he let 2 things happen that doomed him. First, he stopped dominating at home. The Broncos (even when they were terrible) have been one of the NFL's great home teams. Teams dreaded coming to Mile High almost as much as Arrowhead. Secondly, he stopped beating the Hated Ones. For a long time, his dispute with CryptKeeper Al Davis over money Mike thought he was owed as the Raiders head coach, meant you could depend on the 2 wins a year every Broncos fan wants more than life itself.

If the new coach goes 2-14, but beats the Raiders every year...I can live with that.:cool:
 

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If Tony Dungy ends up leaving the Colts, think of the names that'll have recently been out of coaching.

Mike Shanahan
Bill Cowher
Mike Holmgren
Tony Dungy
 

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Josh McDaniels is the new coach of the Denver Broncos
I figured they'd go for a defensive-minded head coach. Why fire Shanahan, considered to be an offensive genius by many of his NFL peers, to bring in an unproven Josh McDaniels?

Not only that, but Bill Belichick disciples haven't exactly faired well as head coaches in the NFL. Saban failed big time at Miami. Mangini just got eighty-sixed. Crennel was a disaster. Al Groh coached one year for the Jets. Even Charlie Wies is on the hot seat at Notre Dame. Good luck to McDaniels.
 

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OH H.....EYE OH
Why fire Shanahan, considered to be an offensive genius by many of his NFL peers, to bring in an unproven Josh McDaniels?

Chuck Noll was unproven, Bill Cowher was unproven and the Steelers current head coach was unproven. You never know how they will do unless you give them a chance. Judge the Bronco's in 2-3 years concerning Josh McDaniels.
 

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Well his first news conference was this afternoon and it was ok....but the TV stations covering weren't so good. As he was talking, one station put on the screen that his name was John and the other showed Josh. I think the one station was hoping John Elway would come back and coach!!
 

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Chuck Noll was unproven, Bill Cowher was unproven and the Steelers current head coach was unproven. You never know how they will do unless you give them a chance. Judge the Bronco's in 2-3 years concerning Josh McDaniels.
Not to mention the rookie coach in Baltimore.