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TheElusiveKyleOrton
11-18-2009, 01:53 PM
LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4667849)

Schefter reporting it... They've contacted and are in the process of arranging a meeting with MS to be the next coach of the Bills.

Rabb
11-18-2009, 01:54 PM
CU should play Buffalo for the rights to Shanny, it would be an even game...and I am not sure which side that is more sad for

Rohirrim
11-18-2009, 01:55 PM
Prediction: They could give Mike Lake Erie and he still won't take the job.

TonyR
11-18-2009, 01:56 PM
Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Broncos, is said to be willing to listen to the Bills. He has said in the past that he is determined to return to the NFL next season.

jmz313
11-18-2009, 01:58 PM
or lake Ontario which would be more fitting.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
11-18-2009, 01:59 PM
Prediction: They could give Mike Lake Erie and he still won't take the job.

Why would he want Lake Erie? It touches Cleveland.

/shudder

Man-Goblin
11-18-2009, 02:00 PM
So, they fired Jauron so they could get a head start on the big names out there. Smooth move.

Probably not a bad idea for Mike to take a job now, actually. I would assume he wouldn't have any interest in coaching the team this year, but he'd be able to sit from afar and analyze what is and isn't working with the organization.

But Buffalo? yuck.

Rohirrim
11-18-2009, 02:01 PM
Okay, how about this; They could give him Niagara Falls and he won't take that job?

TDmvp
11-18-2009, 02:02 PM
The Bears ...

Borks147
11-18-2009, 02:03 PM
stay away from the AFC shanny

Pick Six
11-18-2009, 02:06 PM
Do it, Shanahan. That way, Bowlen doesn't have to dish out more cash to you...:thumbsup:

TonyR
11-18-2009, 02:15 PM
I think Shanahan to the Eagles would be interesting. A team with a legit, veteran QB who's been to the Super Bowl but never won it. Sound familiar?

Eagles will probably take the safe route and keep Reid but there is growing fan sentiment that he needs to go. A hell of a lot better job than Buffalo if it became available!

Pick Six
11-18-2009, 02:20 PM
Shanahan wouldn't put up with TO. He didn't want him in Denver, and he won't want him in Buffalo...

vancejohnson82
11-18-2009, 02:20 PM
interesting..they have a young D with some big names and a stagnant O....would maybe be a good fit for Shanny, but I would hate to see him in the AFC

bronco militia
11-18-2009, 02:21 PM
http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/schedules/nfl_future_afcw.htm ;D

lex
11-18-2009, 02:23 PM
I think Shanahan to the Eagles would be interesting. A team with a legit, veteran QB who's been to the Super Bowl but never won it. Sound familiar?

Eagles will probably take the safe route and keep Reid but there is growing fan sentiment that he needs to go. A hell of a lot better job than Buffalo if it became available!


Yes it does sound familiar. It sounds something Spaghetti Mort would say.

backup qb
11-18-2009, 02:23 PM
Can't see this happening.

TonyR
11-18-2009, 02:26 PM
It sounds something Spaghetti Mort would say.

Can anyone translate? I don't speak retard.

Beantown Bronco
11-18-2009, 02:29 PM
Pretty tough to work on your tan in Toronto.

SpringStein
11-18-2009, 02:34 PM
Buffalo seems like a good fit for Shanahan --- Kyle that is. ;)

broncosteven
11-18-2009, 02:36 PM
Shanahan wouldn't put up with TO. He didn't want him in Denver, and he won't want him in Buffalo...

Didn't Shanny sit down with TO and Bowlen at one point before he went to Cowboys?

I thought Shanny was interested but Bowlen said no.

I am guessing Shanny goes just to do the interview. I have gone on job interviews before just because I hadn't done one in awhile and was interested to see if it was worth a bump.

At the end of the day I am guessing Shanny waits until the season ends before he jumps on board anywhere.

That said it would be fun to have Slowic's D back on the field in the NFL especially in the AFC, that would mean we would only have to compete with 15 teams for the playoffs.

broncosteven
11-18-2009, 02:37 PM
Can anyone translate? I don't speak retard.

But you type it well.

You know there are people on this board that have disabled kids right? Maybe next time chose another word or make fun of the guys haircut or something.

Pick Six
11-18-2009, 02:40 PM
Didn't Shanny sit down with TO and Bowlen at one point before he went to Cowboys?

I thought Shanny was interested but Bowlen said no.



You may be right on that one. I forgot who made the call on not signing TO.

broncosteven
11-18-2009, 02:41 PM
You may be right on that one. I forgot who made the call on not signing TO.

Me too, that is the way I remember it happening but I remember a lot of stuff differently than it happened.

bronco militia
11-18-2009, 02:44 PM
would only have to compete with 15 teams for the playoffs.


you may want to check your math....Ha!

hades
11-18-2009, 02:49 PM
He needs to practice interviewing, it's been a loooooong time since his last one, so I see him at least giving it a shot.

broncosteven
11-18-2009, 02:49 PM
you may want to check your math....Ha!

Ok, 14, or 12 if you take out KFC and Oakland too.

Thinking is hard but I can do it in Binary

14 Decimal = 00001011

12 Decimal = 00001100

Rabb
11-18-2009, 02:52 PM
Ok, 14, or 12 if you take out KFC and Oakland too.

Thinking is hard but I can do it in Binary

14 Decimal = 00001011

12 Decimal = 00001100

umm

14 decimal = 00001110

12 decimal = 00001100

broncosteven
11-18-2009, 02:54 PM
umm

14 decimal = 00001110

12 decimal = 00001100

LOL

You don't want to see me do the HEX conversion.

rbackfactory80
11-18-2009, 02:59 PM
He would have a lot of control and a decent first round pick for a QB.

Rohirrim
11-18-2009, 03:02 PM
Bills fan gettin all damp over this rumor. :rofl:

http://forums.twobillsdrive.com/index.php?showtopic=101668

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!11111111 *wets pants*

Bronco LB52
11-18-2009, 03:04 PM
Shanahan wouldn't put up with TO. He didn't want him in Denver, and he won't want him in Buffalo...

Owens signed a one-year contract with Buffalo.

T.O. would be the last of Shanahan's worries in whether he takes or turns down the job.

crawdad
11-18-2009, 03:04 PM
How can he commute from Denver to Buffalo. He will never be able to sell his Taj Mahal

Rocket 7
11-18-2009, 03:10 PM
Ralph Wilson would be a better boss. Dan Snyder and Jerry Jones would be hell to work for.

BlaK-Argentina
11-18-2009, 03:13 PM
I'd really pull for him if he goes there. I have nothing against the Bills.

Bronco LB52
11-18-2009, 03:16 PM
Ralph Wilson would be a better boss. Dan Snyder and Jerry Jones would be hell to work for.

Not only that, but Shanahan would be a god in Buffalo. They would be patient and give him the time to do his thing.

If he went to Dallas or Washington, the honeymoon would be over after a 2-3 start. Their fanbases and media are relentless and want results immediately.

NFLBRONCO
11-18-2009, 03:23 PM
He hates handing over control I can't see Shanny in Buffalo.

loborugger
11-18-2009, 03:24 PM
I doubt Shanny would take the job. However, it wouldnt be bad. Buffalo's 'D' isnt the problem. So, you hire Shanny with the express statement that he cant bring Slowik with him. On the other hand, Shanny seems pretty good at making Chicken Salad outta Chicken **** on the offensive side. That is the current status of things over in Buffalo.

But again, I dont think Shanny wants the job.

tsiguy96
11-18-2009, 03:24 PM
i hope he goes there, hed be a direct competitor to the patriots.

RhymesayersDU
11-18-2009, 03:26 PM
But you type it well.

You know there are people on this board that have disabled kids right? Maybe next time chose another word or make fun of the guys haircut or something.

You're retarded. And gay, too. Oops!

DomCasual
11-18-2009, 03:30 PM
So, he's been rumored in the last few days as being up for the CU job, and the Bills job.

Wouldn't it be cool if you combined those two into one team - the Buffalo Buffaloes?

It'd be really cool, I think.

broncosteven
11-18-2009, 03:32 PM
You're retarded. And gay, too. Oops!

I have one man crush, not sure that makes me gay.

I am mentally slow but only physically disabled.

Broncoman13
11-18-2009, 03:54 PM
Didn't Shanny sit down with TO and Bowlen at one point before he went to Cowboys?

I thought Shanny was interested but Bowlen said no.

I am guessing Shanny goes just to do the interview. I have gone on job interviews before just because I hadn't done one in awhile and was interested to see if it was worth a bump.

At the end of the day I am guessing Shanny waits until the season ends before he jumps on board anywhere.

That said it would be fun to have Slowic's D back on the field in the NFL especially in the AFC, that would mean we would only have to compete with 15 teams for the playoffs.

Not only did he sit down with TO, he had him over to his home for a dinner/meeting. He wanted TO in a bad way not sure where dude gets that Shanny didn't want anything to do with him???

frerottenextelway
11-18-2009, 03:55 PM
Buffalo is a **** town with a horrible statdium, but it's only a matter of time before Buffalo ends up in Toronto for good.

Rabb
11-18-2009, 03:59 PM
it is sort of sad that Buffalo is this ****ty now after basically dominating the 1990's

one could argue, that was one of the greatest teams every assembled

bpc
11-18-2009, 04:07 PM
I see Carolina, Chicago, Dallas and SD all have legitimate chances at Mike.

Ultimately I think Carolina's 1st priority will be Bill Cowher, SD probably will keep AJ Smith, and Jerry Jones will probably only be a good boss for 2 or 3 years before he wants all the spotlight back on him.

I think Chicago should be the odds on favorite to get his services although I'm HOPING that CU can sneak in there. Personally, Mike should let Pat Bowlen pay him for the next couple years and turn my Buffs around.

gunns
11-18-2009, 04:07 PM
The Bears ...

Agree

broncosteven
11-18-2009, 04:22 PM
it is sort of sad that Buffalo is this ****ty now after basically dominating the 1990's

one could argue, that was one of the greatest teams every assembled

They would be wide right...

Couldn't resist

UberBroncoMan
11-18-2009, 05:19 PM
Never in a million years would I take the Bills job if I was Shanahan. I mean look what's there waiting for him... it's not like the Broncos where he walked in to an Elway and made a ton of killer signings and in the process found #30 in the draft.

outdoor_miner
11-18-2009, 05:29 PM
Agree

I think the problem with the Bears is that ownership may not be willing to pay Lovie Smith and Shanahan. Their fans seem to think that ownership is too cheap, and Smith is under contract through 2011 (I think). Bears fans believe Smith will get at least one more year to right the ship, and that they'll probably fire Ron Turner this offseason as the scapegoat.

Here's an article I just found on the topic:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-12-pompei-bears-essentials-nov12,0,3309275.column

Shanahan would make sense, though, if Chicago is willing to spend the money.

rmsanger
11-18-2009, 05:31 PM
Buffalo has a decent defense and a solid core of a team. They could use a few more weapons on O and their glaring weakness is at QB. But I guarandamntee that Ralph Wilson would spend teh chedda to bring in a top notch QB if Shanny is coming to town. That would be a pre-requisite.

colonelbeef
11-18-2009, 06:27 PM
The only real downside I can see is the fact that he would be in the same division as Belichick, although those would be fun games to watch from a distance

Hogan11
11-18-2009, 07:50 PM
I'd be surprised to see it myself, even if they offer Shanahan the type of control he had whilst in Denver.

Long odds indeed.

Merlin
11-18-2009, 08:37 PM
Control is not an issue. Buffalo's owner is fairly old and his problem is that the people he has hired have been fairly incompetent...and here is where the problem lies. Ralph Wilson has been unwilling to pay real money for a top tier FO, and Shanny would be viable only as long as Bowlen is subsidizing his pay (another 2 yrs I think). But Wilson has also been complaining about a lack of funds, which means Shanny will not be able to look at FAs. In his last 3 yrs, his draft choices improved dramatically, sadly the same cannot be said about his FA choices. My guess is he still wants that freedom, so he will pass.

Hogan11
11-18-2009, 08:51 PM
Sports hacks in the area are mentioning Jim Haslett, I could see that happening rather than one of the premier names going to Buffalo as HC.

Popps
11-18-2009, 08:55 PM
Couldn't Shanahan have had this job to start the season if he wanted it?

He'll have choices. Why a crappy Bills team mid-season?

uplink
11-19-2009, 08:26 AM
Wonder if the Bills are targeting him partly since he has had success against Belichick and the Pats. IMO yes, teams adapt to beat teams in their division and the Pats rule the AFC East.

Shanny will stay in the NFL since he needs a few more years to guarantee his HOF position.

uplink
11-19-2009, 08:28 AM
Does the Bills owner have deep enough pockets to field the team Shanny would want to?
I think it will be a factor in Shanny's choice.

WolfpackGuy
11-19-2009, 08:32 AM
The Bills are too much of a mess. Especially at QB.

Shanahan wouldn't have the patience to rebuild that team.

bpc
11-19-2009, 10:25 AM
I think the problem with the Bears is that ownership may not be willing to pay Lovie Smith and Shanahan. Their fans seem to think that ownership is too cheap, and Smith is under contract through 2011 (I think). Bears fans believe Smith will get at least one more year to right the ship, and that they'll probably fire Ron Turner this offseason as the scapegoat.

Here's an article I just found on the topic:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-12-pompei-bears-essentials-nov12,0,3309275.column

Shanahan would make sense, though, if Chicago is willing to spend the money.

It makes sense. I do think that Angelos understands he's under the gun now. That's why he made the trade for Cutler. I think that they'll probably stop at nothing now to try and make that trade look good for them.... which would be bringing in Shanahan.

It would make tremendous sense for them to make that move.

Hogan11
11-19-2009, 02:34 PM
Rumors around WNY are that Wilson will offer Shanahan total control of football operations and a hefty salary....will it be enough?

I doubt it but you never know.

Circle Orange
11-21-2009, 11:36 AM
Shanny's a cold weather coach...I could see him going there, with his ruddy complexion and all.

BTW, why the media is making it sound so preposterous that he might go there baffles me...I mean really, what's the problem? Instead of creating storylines, they MIGHT want to ask Shanahan himself. DUH!

Hogan11
11-21-2009, 11:42 AM
Shanny's a cold weather coach...I could see him going there, with his ruddy complexion and all.

BTW, why the media is making it sound so preposterous that he might go there baffles me...I mean really, what's the problem? Instead of creating storylines, they MIGHT want to ask Shanahan himself. DUH!

Wilson went public the other day and denied the whole thing, people were severely bummed because they fear that Jim Haslett or Kevin Gilbride is coming to take over.

KipCorrington25
11-21-2009, 11:55 AM
I could see a Rich Kotite hire happening here.

Pick Six
11-21-2009, 12:27 PM
Not only that, but Shanahan would be a god in Buffalo. They would be patient and give him the time to do his thing.

If he went to Dallas or Washington, the honeymoon would be over after a 2-3 start. Their fanbases and media are relentless and want results immediately.

He wouldn't start 2-3. He's known for his late-season fades. Ha!

SJ Bronco
11-21-2009, 02:03 PM
I can see Jay Cutler in buffalo...

Bronco Yoda
11-21-2009, 02:19 PM
I can see Jay Cutler in buffalo...

Among other places.... ah, the life of a journeyman quarterback.

barryr
11-21-2009, 02:23 PM
Shahanan would be stuck like he was for much of the time after Elway left if took the Bills' job. What to do at QB?

Taco John
11-21-2009, 03:47 PM
I can't picture Shanatan in Buffalo.

Hogan11
11-21-2009, 03:50 PM
I could see a Rich Kotite hire happening here.

Probably the worst HC in the history of modern football, bar none.

oubronco
11-21-2009, 06:26 PM
Rumors around WNY are that Wilson will offer Shanahan total control of football operations and a hefty salary....will it be enough?

I doubt it but you never know.

I could see Shanny jumping on that deal

Hogan11
11-21-2009, 06:30 PM
I could see Shanny jumping on that deal

Wilson shot the notion of it down.....for now anyways:

Wilson discounted reports the team is interested in interviewing Mike Shanahan, the former Denver Broncos coach.

“I don’t know anything about him,” he said.

Later in the day, the Bills issued a statement downplaying speculation regarding their coaching search, saying the team is focused on the final seven games of the season and “the efforts of coach Fewell, the coaching staff and our players.”


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-bills-wilson&prov=ap&type=lgns

As I noted before, the fan reaction to this was one of horror because it sounds as if they'll go on the cheap again and names like Haslett and Gilbride keep popping up in the papers.

oubronco
11-21-2009, 06:32 PM
awww the old backtrack

Hogan11
11-21-2009, 06:42 PM
awww the old backtrack

The whole thing makes me appreciate just how lucky Denver is coachwise

oubronco
11-21-2009, 06:43 PM
Yea can't really complain about the coach we got but someone needs to get him to open up the platbook a little more to open up the fiewld

Atwater His Ass
11-21-2009, 07:29 PM
I can't picture Shanatan in Buffalo.

Money can change a lot of things.

Circle Orange
11-21-2009, 10:06 PM
It makes sense. I do think that Angelos understands he's under the gun now. That's why he made the trade for Cutler. I think that they'll probably stop at nothing now to try and make that trade look good for them.... which would be bringing in Shanahan.

It would make tremendous sense for them to make that move.

It's also awfully convenient for the Madden Football / battlebot freaks everywhere...just stick a bunch of names together and presto! Playoff and Super Bowl success.

I don't get the mania for jamming Shanahan and Cutler together. I didn't realize the NFL was down to tunnel vision of mixing and matching specific coaches and players.

SJ Bronco
11-21-2009, 10:19 PM
As long as He isn't in the AFC west....he can go where ever he likes

Los Broncos
11-22-2009, 12:45 AM
The Bears ...

He did grow up there so it makes sense.

TonyR
11-22-2009, 09:19 AM
Shanahan's wish list could include Dallas, Washington, Houston
Posted by Mike Florio on November 22, 2009 9:13 AM ET

As Peter King of NBC pointed out during halftime of Saturday's UConn-Notre Dame game, former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan will wait until after the season ends to pick his next NFL gig.

There's a rumor in league circles that Shanahan has three teams at the top of his wish list: the Cowboys, Redskins, and Texans.

Most expect the first two teams to have vacancies, barring unforeseen finishes to the season. But the Texans surely won't make a move on Gary Kubiak if he takes them to the playoffs.

And it would be awkward, to say the least, for Shanahan to succeed his former Denver lieutenant, if Kubiak goes. Then again, the presence of Shanahan's son, Kyle, as the offensive coordinator in Houston could overcome any angst arising from the appearance that Mike Shanahan has derived a benefit from something bad that happened to his former colleague.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/22/shanahans-wish-list-could-include-dallas-washington-houston/

Circle Orange
11-22-2009, 10:01 AM
I can see Jay Cutler in buffalo...

Why not Oakland? He'll get along well with Jamarcus...they can compare cannon arms and eat Ho Ho's on the bench. ;D

rbackfactory80
11-22-2009, 11:56 AM
Shanahan has a huge ego. He would get to cracks a year at the best coach in the NFL in decades and have a team that would be so difficult to turn around that he would prove he doesn't need Elway to win a championship. Not much more difficult place to win football games than in Buffalo.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
11-25-2009, 10:54 AM
Met for 7 hours with Bills brass...

LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4688903)

TonyR
11-25-2009, 10:58 AM
Met for 7 hours with Bills brass...


I just can't see him taking this job. Embellishing the market for his services if nothing else.

CEH
11-25-2009, 12:16 PM
Buffalo local sports station WGR reported Ralph Wilson offered Shanahan a 5 year, $50M deal that includes partial ownership.

gtown
11-25-2009, 12:20 PM
Buffalo local sports station WGR reported Ralph Wilson offered Shanahan a 5 year, $50M deal that includes partial ownership.

Hilarious!

oubronco
11-25-2009, 12:31 PM
Hilarious!

whats so funny about that

gtown
11-25-2009, 12:32 PM
whats so funny about that

Partial ownership. It could end up being a rediculous sum of money especially if you consider the return on investment of a pro football team.

Broncos123
11-25-2009, 01:09 PM
Partial ownership. It could end up being a rediculous sum of money especially if you consider the return on investment of a pro football team.

With Ralph Wilson being 92 or 93, he could cash in his ownership in a few years.

Circle Orange
11-25-2009, 02:38 PM
Buffalo local sports station WGR reported Ralph Wilson offered Shanahan a 5 year, $50M deal that includes partial ownership.

DAYYM...madness insues! :o

oubronco
11-25-2009, 03:50 PM
Partial ownership. It could end up being a rediculous sum of money especially if you consider the return on investment of a pro football team.

and thats funny I am glad for Shanny

TonyR
11-25-2009, 04:05 PM
Shanahan meets with Bills
Posted by Mike Florio on November 25, 2009 12:53 PM ET

Former Broncos and Raiders coach Mike Shanahan, who has made clear his desire to return to the NFL after a one-year break for which he'll receive $7 million not to coach, met for seven hours on Monday night and Tuesday morning with Bills COO Russ Brandon, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Per the report, Brandon made a "persuasive presentation" to Shanahan.

"We had an excellent meeting," Shanahan told Schefter. "I was really impressed with Russ Brandon and everything he had to say. We're going to stay in touch and see what develops."

Possible translation? "I want to be sure that Jerry Jones, Daniel Snyder, and anyone else who might be interested in getting into the bidding regards the Bills as a viable candidate for my services, even if they aren't."

(And, naturally, 15 percent of you will think that Shanahan actually said that last sentence. The number would have been even higher but for this parenthetical.)

As Peter King of NBC pointed out over the weekend, Shanahan won't be making any decisions until after the season, at which time he and other available candidates will assess the pros and cons of each job.

And with full recognition of the fact that I hope to live to be at least 91 (as long as I can still fire off a double-fisted middle finger every once in a while), one very real factor in Buffalo is that owner Ralph Wilson is 91, and that his family will most likely be selling the team after Mr. Wilson passes on. As a result, a coach with options would have to consider the possibility that the new owners would want to hire their own head coach.

In order to land Shanahan or another high-end coach, then, the Bills will have to compensate for that reality by sweetening other aspects of the pot, such as salary, power, budget for players, and/or budget for assistant coaches.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/25/shanahan-meets-with-bills/

watermock
11-25-2009, 04:43 PM
He's just trying to sweeten the pot.

He want's the SD spot so he can go fishing for tacos with Baja.

bpc
11-25-2009, 09:27 PM
Buffalo would be damn smart to make this deal if they could. Give Shanahan whatever he wants. Hell, he could get that offense back to the early 90's level quickly. They have some core weapons at their disposal. They just need to find a QB first. OL should come together fairly quickly with a Shanahan type scheme.

They are slated to have the 5th draft spot as of right now. If they happens, they could have a chance at Jake Locker or Jimmy Clausen, both of which would look great in a Shanahan west coast style system.

Who knows, maybe they're a dark horse. It would make the franchise relevant again that's for sure.

Hogan11
11-25-2009, 09:36 PM
Well, one can't fault Wilson for at least trying anyways....Bills fans can at least take solace in their owners honest effort to bring in a marquee HC when they're forced to settle for a Haslett or a Gilbride.