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Smilin Assassin
01-08-2011, 12:21 PM
Imagine the interview between Elway and Marty....Irony at it's best would be for Marty to win the SB w/Elway & the Broncos. :D

Marty Schottenheimer
Schottenheimer's professional coaching career began in 1974 when he became linebackers coach for the Portland Storm of the World Football League. In 1975 he was hired as a linebackers coach for the NFL's New York Giants and in 1977 became defensive coordinator. Schottenheimer spent 1978 and 1979 as the linebackers coach for the NFL's Detroit Lions.

In 1980, he was hired as the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. Schottenheimer became Cleveland's head coach midway through the 1984 season, replacing fired head coach Sam Rutigliano. Schottenheimer would remain with the Browns until 1988, amassing a 44-27 (.620) regular-season record and a 2-4 (.333) mark in the playoffs, including four playoff appearances, three AFC Central Division titles, and two trips to the AFC Championship Game (both against the Denver Broncos).

Schottenheimer spent 10 seasons as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 1989 to 1998 recording an impressive 101-58-1 regular season record (.634) including three division titles, seven playoff appearances, and a trip to the AFC Championship game in 1993, losing to the Buffalo Bills. After a disappointing 7–9 season in 1998, Schottenheimer resigned as Chiefs head coach on January 11, 1999.
After working as a football analyst for ESPN from 1999 to 2000, Schottenheimer was hired as head coach of the Washington Redskins for the 2001 season.

Schottenheimer's Redskins became the first team in NFL history to win five consecutive games immediately after losing its first five games. The Redskins would win eight of their final eleven games to narrowly miss the post season. Despite this momentum, in a controversial move, Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Redskins, fired Schottenheimer on January 13, 2002 after just one 8–8 season to make room for former University of Florida head coach Steve Spurrier, under whom Washington went 12-20 in the next two seasons.

The San Diego Chargers hired Schottenheimer as their 13th head coach on January 29, 2002. Schottenheimer posted a 47–33 record (.588) with the Chargers. His success didn't come immediately, as the team posted a 4–12 record in 2003, thereby "earning" the first overall pick in the draft (this was the last time that a team with the worst record in the NFL kept its head coach the following season, even considering the 3 other 4–12 teams that season replaced their head coaches, Oakland, Arizona, and the New York Giants hiring Norv Turner, Dennis Green, and Tom Coughlin, respectively). He was named NFL Coach of the Year for the 2004 NFL season. Schottenheimer led the team to 2 playoff appearances, his 12th and 13th as a head coach. However, both appearances resulted in disappointing losses to the underdog New York Jets in overtime in 2005 and the New England Patriots in 2007, bringing his playoff record to 5–13.

Schottenheimer was abruptly fired by San Diego on February 12, 2007. Reasons for his firing include a strained relationship with general manager A.J. Smith, which reached a breaking point when 4 assistants (Cam Cameron, Wade Phillips, Rob Chudzinski and Greg Manusky) left for positions with other teams. It should be noted that these coaches left to pursue higher level opportunities with other teams, instead of merely making a lateral move to another team in which they would be doing the very same thing they were doing at San Diego.

61% game win rate.

01-08-2011, 12:34 PM
We could do alot worse than hiring Marty Schottenheimer as our head coach. His no nonsense approach might be what the doctor ordered...who knows. i just hope whoever we get does the following....

[] Builds a top notch defense that doesn't get raped every game for 28-35 points.

[] fixes the running game be it zone blocking or power, i don't care as long as we can run the ball effectively

[] If he doesn't do the first two things, it won't matter, but he'll need to decide whether or not to close the book on Orton (who doesn't want to be our back-up) and go with Tebow, or stay with him and give Tebow another year to work on his development, but a decision needs to be made before the draft

[] ...oh and win some mother****ing games

01-08-2011, 12:38 PM
...Marty ball.


01-08-2011, 12:47 PM

Smilin Assassin
01-08-2011, 12:51 PM
I hated Marty as a coach for the Browns/Chiefs/Chargers.

That hate was born out of respect for how he got them prepared every sunday (despite his failures in the playoffs).

I wouldn't mind one bit if this were to happen.

01-08-2011, 12:54 PM

It's possible, given the work he's done with sanchez and the Jets running game, especially in '09

01-08-2011, 12:56 PM
...Marty ball.


Yeah....why would we want a guy that's won quite a few games and generally had his teams prepared and ready to play every game....chances are if not for Elway, the guy might have won a few titles himself.

01-08-2011, 01:07 PM
I'm a Fassel guy but I would take Schottenheimer in a heartbeat..Marty ball :-)

Ray Finkle
01-08-2011, 01:13 PM
again, this is a guy that has said 1,001 times he will not coach again on his Sirius NFL show.

01-08-2011, 01:16 PM

Can you imagine?

After all that Elway has done to Marty over the years... NOW, his son works under him. Marty would just have to love that ROFL!

01-08-2011, 01:57 PM
again, this is a guy that has said 1,001 times he will not coach again on his Sirius NFL show.

I don't know why people keep bringing him up. He's older than Pat Bowlen for crying out loud! And he's been out of football for 4 years.

Bronco Boy
01-08-2011, 02:00 PM
Only coach ever to be mentioned in an Eminem lyric.

01-08-2011, 03:50 PM
How old is Marty? Anone know? 67, 68?

Maybe his son...but, Marty's days are long gone!

Pony Boy
01-08-2011, 04:02 PM
"There's a gleam men! Let's go get the gleam!"

Bronco Rob
01-08-2011, 04:12 PM


01-08-2011, 04:16 PM
How old is Marty? Anone know? 67, 68?

Maybe his son...but, Marty's days are long gone!How desperate are we?

01-08-2011, 04:47 PM
How old is Marty? Anone know? 67, 68?

67. Too old.

Bronco Boy
01-08-2011, 05:00 PM
67. Too old.

Perrish Cox would constantly be stealing Marty's boner pills.

01-08-2011, 05:57 PM
The Shottenheimer Plan:

1. Hire Marty
2. Let Marty turn the Broncos into a playoff team
3. Fire Marty and bring in a coach who can win in the playoffs
4. ?? ?? ?
5. :lombardi:

01-08-2011, 06:38 PM
I would love to see Martyball in Denver, but he's getting a little to long in the tooth, and has said many times he's done coaching. Maybe Brian?