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Old 02-16-2009, 07:13 AM   #1
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Interesting little blog here with no author listed, but posted on NFL.com.

It seems like the author of the article is "reaching" for a story here, but it may give a little insight that Bowlen was finally growing tired of Shanahan throwing his money around with nothin to show for it. Here's the link:

http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/02/15/prac...nahans-ouster/

AROUND THE WEB
Practice-facility flap led to Shanahan’s ouster
Posted: Around The Web | NFL.com Staff | Tags: Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniels, Mike Shanahan, Pat Bowlen


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The beginning of Mike Shanahan’s end as the Broncos’ head coach came last year when he asked team owner Pat Bowlen for a new practice facility, the Denver Post reported:

Bowlen, a quarter-century into ownership and approaching 65, finally and emphatically said “no” to Mike Shanahan this past year, according to two Bowlen confidants who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Shanahan told Bowlen he wanted the owner to build a new practice facility. The Broncos’ current headquarters in suburban Dove Valley was opened in 1990 and is named in honor of the owner’s late father, Paul D. Bowlen. In 2004-05 the facility was renovated and expanded.
“Pat said no. Mike had gone too far. It was the only time Pat didn’t say yes,” one source said. The other said: “That was the beginning of the end of their professional relationship.”
Shanahan failed to take the Broncos to the playoffs in his last three seasons and won only one postseason game since the 1998 season, when Denver claimed its second consecutive Super Bowl championship. He finished his 14-season tenure with a 138-86 record.

The Broncos hired New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their new head coach last month. No word on whether McDaniels also wants a new practice facility.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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that from Woody's article yesterday and post in that thread
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:23 AM   #3
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yea we know. and it wasnt the reason that shanahan was fired, it did however perfectly represent the reason he was fired.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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In a way, Shanahan was fired because he drafted Jay Cutler.

Stick with me here ... Shanahan did the 100% right thing by drafting Jay Cutler, but had he stuck with Plummer, nobody would have raised an eyebrow, and we would have made the playoffs in 2006. That according to Jay himself. Ensuing events might've resulted in Mike keeping Larry Coyer, and thus we might've made the playoffs again in '07 or '08. And then - no matter what tone-deaf, hyper-competitive demands Mike had for a new complex, he would've had enough recent success to forestall being fired.
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Dove valley is sweet i have been inside the whole thing top to bottom ( it a top notch facility) just sayin.
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In a way, Shanahan was fired because he drafted Jay Cutler.

Stick with me here ... Shanahan did the 100% right thing by drafting Jay Cutler, but had he stuck with Plummer, nobody would have raised an eyebrow, and we would have made the playoffs in 2006. That according to Jay himself. Ensuing events might've resulted in Mike keeping Larry Coyer, and thus we might've made the playoffs again in '07 or '08. And then - no matter what tone-deaf, hyper-competitive demands Mike had for a new complex, he would've had enough recent success to forestall being fired.

I will go even deeper . Had Warner not signed with the NYG and got on the plane to Denver . I wonder how many SB's we would have won at this point .
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:21 PM   #7
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had he stuck with Plummer, nobody would have raised an eyebrow, and we would have made the playoffs in 2006.
I still dispute that. After the switch, the offense averaged 10 more points per game than they were before the switch. And the defense wasn't going to get magically better given that Al was out injured. It just wasn't meant to be.
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