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Old 01-12-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:18 AM   #2
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:20 AM   #3
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Shanny, please stay away...take a yr off. Do not go to Indy. The last thing Denver needs is to remain Indy's B&#h for 5 yrs.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:20 AM   #4
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And the Broncos got the best O coach just today......

That should be an interesting situation. As I recall, they had some fellow sitting in the wings for this day........
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:20 AM   #5
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This was somewhat expected. People were surprised when he came back for '08. I think he said he wants to take some time off. Good for him and good for us for getting someone hired. The Colts just became the most attractive head coaching position in America.
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The words class, dignity, and grace come to mind. Enjoy your retirement Tony.
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thought the Colts already had Tony's successor lined up. Jim Caldwell.
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And so begins the Shanahan Era.
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I was surprised he was able to ramble on after his sons suicide personally. I hate the Colts but have respect for Dungy. I'm ok with him stepping down though.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:25 AM   #10
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Same feeling here Meck. Dungy has been a class act for a long time. Wish him well and hope that the Colts can't replace him with someone as good!

I too believe it will be Caldwell. Pretty sure he was named the "coach in waiting" a little while back.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:26 AM   #11
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I was surprised he was able to ramble on after his sons suicide personally. I hate the Colts but have respect for Dungy. I'm ok with him stepping down though.
Well as long as this guy is throwing the ball...


It won't matter. Look he's holding his sack saying "hey Bronco defense, how's it feel to have had this in your mouth for five years?"
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:26 AM   #12
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Bring him in..... Er wait never mind! Enjoy retirement Tony. I know he has plans to work on his foundation in honor of his son. He is an all class guy.
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Caldwell WILL be the guy. It is a done deal. No need to worry about Mike going to the Colts as Polian is not about to let him have total control.
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Tony Dungy is all class and I hope he can continue to make a differnce in people's lives w/his new endeavors...
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thought the Colts already had Tony's successor lined up. Jim Caldwell.
That's correct.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:43 AM   #17
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Med I have a question for you. Obviously Dungy was a master at motivating his players and building strong relationships with them. What about Shanny? Would you say that under the Shanny era there was an aura of ?It's Mike's way or the highway" with the players and maybe some coaches that hurt our team over the last 10 years?

Other than a few guys like Elway I just never got the sense that Shanny "won the team over" and that they played their hearts out for him. I could be wrong. It seems to me that players and maybe coaches were waiting to get scapegoated by shanny instead of having the team chemistry Dungy built in Indy. Thoughts?

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guy was a class act. I wish him the best
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He mastered the art of the one and done. I wish him the best in his retirement.
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Caldwell is a class Guy as well, but he will probably make a few changes to that defense in INDY. Tony was very tied to the Tampa 2 and so is Ron Meeks. I could really see them going in a new direction on that side of the ball going forward.

Meck, they were 2 totally different approaches to the way they approached football. Shanahan was all business, and Dungy was the most balanced HC in the entire NFL. Dove Valley was super secretive for years and INDY was more accessible. I do not think Mike was the kind of coach you described, but getting into his doghouse was not a good idea.
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Shanny, please stay away...take a yr off. Do not go to Indy. The last thing Denver needs is to remain Indy's B&#h for 5 yrs.
Don't worry Merlin, Shanahan will sit out 2009 and comeback in 2010 to replace Herm Edwards in KC. By then, the Chiefs will offered Matt Cassell a boat load of money to entice Shanahan to come to Kanas City.
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I'm sure when the Colts promised Caldwell the job they did not expect Shanahan to be available...it will be interesting to see what happens there. I'm sure Mike would love to coach that team.
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I'm sure when the Colts promised Caldwell the job they did not expect Shanahan to be available...it will be interesting to see what happens there. I'm sure Mike would love to coach that team.
Not going to happen. Irsay would have to fire Polian to entice Shanahan, and they have been setting up Caldwell to make the seamless transition for the whole organization.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:53 AM   #24
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prediction - shanny will be the new hc at indy.

history will repeat - we will be a good team, but unable to get past the colts.

with manning and shanny together, they will go on to win 3 rings.

manning will break all many records and will go on to be the greatest qb ever
shanny will again be the mastermind
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I'm sure when the Colts promised Caldwell the job they did not expect Shanahan to be available...it will be interesting to see what happens there. I'm sure Mike would love to coach that team.
And what situation could be more perfect for Shanahan? He'd have a ready-made championship team, and, as much as it pains a Baltimore fan to say it, a pretty stable hands-off ownership group in the Irsays. Frankly, what coach would not want to work with Peyton Manning? And I don't even want to think about what Shanahan's zone blocking run scheme could do for the one-dimensional Colts next year.
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