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Requiem
10-10-2011, 10:53 PM
Shanahan ordered Elvis Grbac to throw at Al Davis' head. (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Mike-Shanahan-once-ordered-Elvis-Grbac-to-throw-;_ylt=AhmO9KK3h3he4Fu59vWh04fsYNAF?urn=nfl-wp9245)

It was 1994 and Shanahan and Grbac were both with the San Francisco 49ers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/sfo/). Shanahan, the offensive coordinator, was working with Grbac before a game against Oakland. [...]

[...] Davis, as he does before almost every game, was walking the field, talking to players and others. Shanahan pulled Grbac aside, Grbac recalled, and gave an unusual order: ''See Al Davis over there? I want you to throw the ball right at him.''

A shocked Grbac replied: ''I can't do that. If I hit him, do you know what he could do to me?''

Shanahan looked at Grbac with his intense glare and said, ''Throw the ball.''
Hilarious!

Simple Jake
10-10-2011, 10:57 PM
I remember my dad telling me this.. funny stuff right there

Bigdawg26
10-10-2011, 11:03 PM
Sweet!

Agamemnon
10-10-2011, 11:05 PM
That's pretty freakin' funny. I'm sure Shanahan wasn't too broken up about Skeletor kicking the bucket. Honestly, I'm sure a lot of people weren't too broken up about that.

schaaf
10-10-2011, 11:06 PM
God I miss him :(

schaaf
10-10-2011, 11:07 PM
God I miss him :(

An I'm not talking about Al Davis...






Too Soon???

p7superfly
10-10-2011, 11:11 PM
I miss Shanny. Classic moment.

Al Davis has been our MVP the past few years. With a potentially competent ownership group in there?

Agamemnon
10-10-2011, 11:11 PM
Too Soon???

No. Even a dead Al Davis gets no respect from me. The dude was a piece of **** human being.

SoCalBronco
10-10-2011, 11:14 PM
No. Even a dead Al Davis gets no respect from me. The dude was a piece of **** human being.

I don't know about that, dude. We loved to hate him as a rival, but its clear he was an innovator and did alot of generous things for people in his life and advanced the cause of women and minorities in the NFL. He was a major douche in some ways, but Al wasn't all bad and IMO he deserves some respect and his family deserves sincere condolences.

schaaf
10-10-2011, 11:15 PM
No. Even a dead Al Davis gets no respect from me. The dude was a piece of **** human being.

I really don't want to address this post so instead, I'm going to address the fact that I don't know how the he'll it's possible for you to have nearly 4 thousand posts in 10 months

What do you do all day???

Bob's your Information Minister
10-10-2011, 11:16 PM
A Chief and a Bronco coming together.

Agamemnon
10-10-2011, 11:20 PM
I really don't want to address this post so instead, I'm going to address the fact that I don't know how the he'll it's possible for you to have nearly 4 thousand posts in 10 months

What do you do all day???

That's like 12 posts a day man. It's not exactly all that time consuming. Just looking at SoCal above me, he's maintained nearly the same rate for ten years.

schaaf
10-10-2011, 11:21 PM
That's like 12 posts a day man. It's not exactly all that time consuming.

True.

Damn.. I thought I was on here a lot

Simple Jake
10-10-2011, 11:25 PM
I don't know about that, dude. We loved to hate him as a rival, but its clear he was an innovator and did alot of generous things for people in his life and advanced the cause of women and minorities in the NFL. He was a major douche in some ways, but Al wasn't all bad and IMO he deserves some respect and his family deserves sincere condolences.

this.. its true that the NFL wouldn't be what it is today with ol' Al.. once again, R.I.P.

DBroncos4life
10-10-2011, 11:27 PM
That's like 12 posts a day man. It's not exactly all that time consuming. Just looking at SoCal above me, he's maintained nearly the same rate for ten years.

13.34 posts per day.

campocorto
10-10-2011, 11:34 PM
Shanahan's statement on Davis' passing.

I never met a guy that had more passion and worked harder than Al Davis, Shanahan said of his former employer. He was just relentless in his approach to the game. He had a great understanding of Xs and Os and knowing personnel, and he worked extremely hard at it. I wasnt with him long - a year and four games - but I learned a lot from him.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/10/shanahan-praises-davis/

Agamemnon
10-10-2011, 11:38 PM
Shanahan's statement on Davis' passing today.

I never met a guy that had more passion and worked harder than Al Davis, Shanahan said of his former employer. He was just relentless in his approach to the game. He had a great understanding of Xs and Os and knowing personnel, and he worked extremely hard at it. I wasnt with him long - a year and four games - but I learned a lot from him.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/10/shanahan-praises-davis/

What a bunch of bull****...

Seriously, we all know how much Shanny hated Davis. God I hate how people start treating people differently when they die. If you hated a guy while he was alive, you don't suddenly respect and admire him when he's dead. Just don't say anything. It's much better than spewing B.S.

SoCalBronco
10-10-2011, 11:40 PM
That's like 12 posts a day man. It's not exactly all that time consuming. Just looking at SoCal above me, he's maintained nearly the same rate for ten years.

I think I'm averaging a hair under 8 posts a day. Back in the day I was prolly at 12, though.

I wish you were here when Mock was with us. He had like 80,000 posts and almost all of them were extraordinary in some fashion.

Ratboy
10-10-2011, 11:47 PM
That's like 12 posts a day man. It's not exactly all that time consuming. Just looking at SoCal above me, he's maintained nearly the same rate for ten years.

12 post a day? Get a life!

WABronco
10-10-2011, 11:52 PM
I just realized I don't have any friends....on my Orange Mane account! Damn!

epicSocialism4tw
10-11-2011, 12:03 AM
Shanahan's statement on Davis' passing.

I never met a guy that had more passion and worked harder than Al Davis, Shanahan said of his former employer. He was just relentless in his approach to the game. He had a great understanding of Xs and Os and knowing personnel, and he worked extremely hard at it. I wasnt with him long - a year and four games - but I learned a lot from him.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/10/shanahan-praises-davis/

Shanny learned to have the right lawyers and contracts for when crazy owners go all nutzo.

Garcia Bronco
10-11-2011, 12:16 AM
I don't think this actually happened. At least Shanahan has denied it.

campocorto
10-11-2011, 12:54 AM
I don't think this actually happened. At least Shanahan has denied it.

I can't find the link, but I recall when Denver reporters questioned Shanahan about the incident, he responded with a big grin on his face, "No, I wouldn't do something like that."

cutthemdown
10-11-2011, 01:19 AM
No. Even a dead Al Davis gets no respect from me. The dude was a piece of **** human being.

How in the hell would you know that? He never committed any crimes did he? Wasn't he a faithful husband, didn't he raise his kid? He has tons of people who cared about him. I doubt there is any person who even cares if you respect them or not. I doubt you make an impact.

Ugly Duck
10-11-2011, 01:37 AM
I don't think this actually happened. At least Shanahan has denied it.

Me, too. If RatFace actually wanted to hit Al Davis, he wouldn't have picked Grbac to throw the ball.

Jason in LA
10-11-2011, 07:40 AM
Shanahan's statement on Davis' passing.

I never met a guy that had more passion and worked harder than Al Davis, Shanahan said of his former employer. He was just relentless in his approach to the game. He had a great understanding of Xs and Os and knowing personnel, and he worked extremely hard at it. I wasnt with him long - a year and four games - but I learned a lot from him.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/10/shanahan-praises-davis/

I think that Shanny's statement would have worked a lot better if he acknowledged that he had major issues with Davis. Like Lane Kiffin did. Kiffin pretty much said that he was grateful for the opportunity that Davis gave him, and that Davis had the drive to win, but it was unfortunate that it did not end well. That statement is believable.

On another note, remember when the Broncos used to beat the Raiders, like every game. Hell, even when the Raiders were good under Gruden, the Broncos will still getting the best of them.

v2micca
10-11-2011, 07:43 AM
I don't think this actually happened. At least Shanahan has denied it.


There is a variation of this story on the interview section on one of the Broncos Superbowl DVDs. In this version, Davis is lined up near the endzone watching the 49ers pre-game warmup and Shanahan gets Elvis to trow a split wide pattern towards Davis's sideline to scatter him out. However, Davis was watching the interior line play and doesn't see the ball coming his way and is almost taken out by the pass. He scurried off and shot Shanahan a dirty look because he knew where that call came from.

55CrushEm
10-11-2011, 08:07 AM
Me, too. If RatFace actually wanted to hit Al Davis, he wouldn't have picked Grbac to throw the ball.

Rat face? Honestly, if that is your monkier for Shanahan.....I'm very curious to know what you called Al Davis.....with a fugly mug like that!

Captain 'Dre
10-11-2011, 08:56 AM
What a bunch of bull****...

Seriously, we all know how much Shanny hated Davis. God I hate how people start treating people differently when they die. If you hated a guy while he was alive, you don't suddenly respect and admire him when he's dead. Just don't say anything. It's much better than spewing B.S.

Gimme a break!

Shanahan surely was ASKED for a comment about Davis. What's he supposed to say? "I have no comment"?

Using the occasion of Davis' passing to dump criticism on him would be cowardly. If you have criticism, the time to level it is when the person is alive and can defend himself, if he so chooses.

I'm not a big Shanahan guy, but I can't find fault with him on this one.

Captain 'Dre
10-11-2011, 08:58 AM
Rat face? Honestly, if that is your monkier for Shanahan.....I'm very curious to know what you called Al Davis.....with a fugly mug like that!

The Cryptkeeper. :sunshine:

Rohirrim
10-11-2011, 10:40 AM
Has Al Davis been dead long enough that I can say what I really thought of him? ;D