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View Poll Results: If we had beaten Buffalo, and then lost the next 2, would Shanahan have been fired?
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
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Personally, I think that even with a horrific playoff showing, Shanahan would still be around.

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Old 01-13-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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I think it would have taken a playoff win.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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I think Slowik saying he had no answers and then Shanahan saying he was coming back and there would be no change on defense were the death knell. If We get into and win one playoff game maybe not.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:31 AM   #4
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Would depend on Pat's ''gut'' at the moment.
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Exactly ... and Peyton would've embarassed our defense much as Rivers did.

In the wake of this, Bowlen would've asked Shanahan for a new defen-sieve staff. Mike might've agreed, and thus saved his job.
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Exactly ... and Peyton would've embarassed our defense much as Rivers did.

In the wake of this, Bowlen would've asked Shanahan for a new defensive staff. Mike might've agreed, and thus saved his job.
Agreed, the Colts would have destroyed us again. Then, if Shanny stood by Slowik, it would have still happened.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:10 PM   #9
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No, had Shanahan's team not folded like a cheap tent... he'd still have a job. (Deserved or not.)

But, as with the past few years... epic fail at year's end.

Winning 1 playoff game in a decade tells you all you need to know. It wasn't "inevitable," but that's sort of an abstract way to look at it.

This team needed change... and got it.
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No, had Shanahan's team not folded like a cheap tent... he'd still have a job. (Deserved or not.)

But, as with the past few years... epic fail at year's end.

Winning 1 playoff game in a decade tells you all you need to know. It wasn't "inevitable," but that's sort of an abstract way to look at it.

This team needed change... and got it.
We have enough threads about "SHOULD it have happened?", I wanted one about "WOULD it have?".
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I think it would have happened if they lost the final 2 games after beating Buffalo. Especially if it was another embarrassing loss.
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Depends on how hard Bowlen is hitting the bottle on any given day

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IF.....

If my aunt had balls she would be my uncle. Why do so many still dwell on the past Lets move forward and start enjoying the future that is now.
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I think Bowlen heard a lot of grumbling about our defense. Would Shanahan still be fired if we had made a playoff appearance? I said yes, but it's a tossup. On one hand, Shanahan and Bowlen formed what I believe to be a genuine friendship. On the other hand, Bowlen wants to to win Super Bowls. Our defense wasn't close to being Super Bowl-ready. Even the vaunted offense faltered as the season progressed...
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