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Old 10-09-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default When did you START to lose faith in Shanny?

For me it was when we lost the lost three games in 07. More to the point it was the way we lost them.

If you never lost faith do you wish he were still coaching the Broncos?

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Old 10-09-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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2007 here as well. I didn't like the way the Bates/Slowik situation was handled at all, and I remember how the game at home against San Diego was the first time I can remember actually being embarrassed by the Broncos. The hot start to the 2008 season saw me regain some faith, but that turned out to be a mirage and when he announced he was bringing Slowik back I felt like I had been kicked in the balls.
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Probably when he took Ashley Lelie over Ed Reed.
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I honestly never did. I only realised what we were missing (beyond the obvious "our defense sucks") after Bowlen had the balls to cut him loose. Shanahan for me was so intrinsic to the Broncos that I had never really considered the team without him. In hindsight I'm glad it happened... for us and for Shanahan. I have faith in the franchise... it really is better to be a Broncos fan than a fan of any other AFC West team. I believe Mcdaniels to be a brilliant, good natured shark and I think he's what the team needed.

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Old 10-09-2010, 10:35 PM   #5
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Never did.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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Never did.
Do you wish he was still here?
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:41 PM   #7
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October 5th, 2007. Anyone need a bump?
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:42 PM   #8
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Do you wish he was still here?
I wouldn't say that, no. I pretty much grew up with Shanahan, and I just don't think I would've ever truly lost faith. Not in the way a Jaguars fan would with Del Rio or especially a 49'ers fan with Singletary. He was in a different class.
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I never lost faith in Shanahan either. However, I think it turned out well for all parties involved and I don't understand why we have to keep ****ing revisiting 2007 and 2008 over and over again and rehashing old wounds.

Shanahan is doing well in D.C. and the Broncos are doing just fine with McDaniels. Can't we leave it at just that?

These threads just make me want to stick my finger down my throat and puke!
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:17 PM   #10
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I never lost faith in Shanahan either. However, I think it turned out well for all parties involved and I don't understand why we have to keep ****ing revisiting 2007 and 2008 over and over again and rehashing old wounds.

Shanahan is doing well in D.C. and the Broncos are doing just fine with McDaniels. Can't we leave it at just that?

These threads just make me want to stick my finger down my throat and puke!
That must be why you open them and post in them.

Do you catch the title of the thread?
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When he signed Dale Carter to the record FA contract.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:23 PM   #12
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I hated that too!

I was in denial when it came to Shanny, I made excuse after excuse to justify the moves that I knew in my heart were wrong or just plain bad decisions, even to me a fan.
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Don't know if I'd call it losing faith.

But, there comes a time to move on. That time came for Shanahan and I expect both parties to be successful in the near future.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:32 PM   #14
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I admit I started losing faith early on. A little bit when he took Ashley Lelie, but when he brought in the Browncos I lost all faith. These guys gave up the most yards in one game to a running back and Shanahan thought they were going to be our Saviors? That was a cluster**** that we are still trying to fix. I felt Shanahan was in a panic to win the big one again and had lost all focus. He threw garbage at the defense and in the end I believe the defense was his downfall.
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after he drafted willie middlebrooks.
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The events of the 07 for Me. Started with Coyer getting fired. Then the loss to the Raiders and Bills. When he refused to fire Slowick at the end of '08, I knew it was time.
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Never lost faith in Shanny the coach. Lost faith in Shanny the GM when we signed Dale Carter and let Shannon Sharpe walk.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:51 PM   #18
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The events of the 07 for Me. Started with Coyer getting fired. Then the loss to the Raiders and Bills. When he refused to fire Slowick at the end of '08, I knew it was time.
I was on board with firing Coyer but I was wrong.
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Honestly?

When he said Bob Slowik was coming back after our loss to KC to end 2008.

As neat as what we were seeing on offence was. Our defense was a disgrace, and Slowik is/was/became one of the worst DC's in NFL history after his tenures in Green Bay and Denver.
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Never lost faith in Shanny the coach. Lost faith in Shanny the GM when we signed Dale Carter and let Shannon Sharpe walk.
Yeah, letting Sharpe walk was a compound of evils.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:14 AM   #21
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52-21 vs San Diego. The team completely shut down. It was embarassing to watch. I love Mike Shanahan for what he did in Denver, but that game made it obvious a change had to happen.

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:58 AM   #22
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Never actually "lost" faith ... but before Jim Goodman, his drafts were nothing less than catastrophies.

Marcus Nash
Eric Brown
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Then when he canned Larry Coyer, that was just self-immolation. In came Bates, and that was the beginning of the end ... we haven't stopped anybody since.

And I think we underestimate the part Mike's personality played in his dismissal. The erratic staff changes, shopping mall sized house, compulsive drafting of three CBs and then three D-linemen, wanting to replace Dove Valley. He was becoming a kind of megamaniacal personality.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:59 AM   #23
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:12 AM   #24
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i lost faith at the end of 08. that last 3 game stretch was so pathetic. and then when he said he's keeping slowik, i had enough.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:29 AM   #25
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When he benched Jake for a rookie qb, admittedly we weren't exactly setting the world on fire offensively, buttt dammmmnnnn, we were on the way to playoff's, and then we weren't even close. The first epic collapse, I think.
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