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Popcorn Sutton
01-12-2010, 08:35 AM
Interesting article from Stefan Fatsis.

Click Here (http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/mike-and-the-mad-dog?utm_source=TNR+Master&utm_campaign=cf53d87819-TNR_Politics_011110&utm_medium=email) to read

Excerpt:

Shanahan and Snyder could reinforce each otherís worst tendencies: believing that they alone have all the answers, and that money can solve any problem. Shanahan could marginalize his general manager, as he did over the years in Denver. He hasnít won the big one in a dozen years, has been averse to the quantitative thinking that is reshaping player evaluation, only recently began using a computer, and, at 57, isnít exactly in tune with the emotional needs of a younger generation of athletes.

TonyR
01-12-2010, 08:49 AM
Pretty good reader comment:

I think some of it comes down to being in the right place at the right time. At the time, the Denver job was nearly a perfect fit for Shanahan. He'd just come off a successful gig as an OC for the Niners, which back then was regarded as the model organization from top to bottom. He inherited a tough QB that had smarts and the ability to lead and make his teammates better, which is a key piece to solving the puzzle. Once Shanahan installed a more QB friendly "West Coast" style offense, Elway didn't have to take nearly as much of a beating as he was previously under Dan Reeves and the all-too-predictable seven-step drop-backs.

That certainly was a different time, and Shanahan may or may not be a completely different person to deal with now. He'd been fired as head coach after barely a season with the Raiders by an owner who had many of the same shortcomings as Snyder has in the present. Marty Schottenheimer was a guy with a long history of success who, much like Shanahan, liked to do things his way when Snyder hired him. It lasted one season. I'd never count Shanahan out right out of the gate, but Jason Campbell isn't exactly Elway when it comes to leadership and toughness, and Snyder seems much more like Al Davis than Pat Bowlen.

While Shanahan's bound to be an improvement on overmatched Jim Zorn, I wouldn't be surprised if there is more gridlock at FedEx Field than there will be on the floor of Congress next year.

tsiguy96
01-12-2010, 08:52 AM
i hate reading his articles. just get to your damn point and cut out the ridiculous rhetoric that precedes every main point you are trying to make

Rohirrim
01-12-2010, 08:55 AM
All I want is for Shanahan to convince Snyder to throw draft picks and money at the Broncos to get the people he wants, and make the Broncos better.

DenverBrit
01-12-2010, 08:55 AM
I hope Shanny's move to the Redskins is more successful than Jimmy Johnson's move to Miami.

DivineLegion
01-12-2010, 08:56 AM
Dude he's a writer what do you expect?

bpc
01-12-2010, 08:57 AM
Stefan Fatsis is lame.

Popcorn Sutton
01-12-2010, 09:16 AM
i hate reading his articles. just get to your damn point and cut out the ridiculous rhetoric that precedes every main point you are trying to make

I hate the fact that you can't find the shift key.