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This just in (sort of):
Tito got himself a job, and he’s going back to Cali, Cali Cali.
Nice job man, they’re lucky to have him. Strangest pitch in baseball right there. Good luck Brian.
Wow reality has set in, he’s gone. No more Phil Long or that Trice diamond place commercials on the radio. How long until those sponsors sign deals with the new coach?
Could you imagine Bill Cowher pitching diamonds? That’s funny right there.
Anyways, that seems to be the pattern around here. The sponsors grab them quick.
Did you know that Shanahan’s contract runs until 2011, and if he doesn’t take another job the Broncos would have to pay him close to 21 million?
Hmm, let me think about this,…7 million a year and I don’t have to work. I know what I’d do, but Mike is just crazy enough to go out and get a job right away.
Mike wants another Super Bowl ring. He’ll go with the team that has potential and that team will be fortunate to have him.
I’m hearing of a few names being tossed around out there as a possible replacments. The biggest one I’ve heard so far is Bill Cowher.
Bill might fit in nicely around Denver.
It probably wouldn’t take him long to get a feel for things around here :)
Another name out there is Scott Pioli.
In his seven seasons with the Patriots, Belichick and Pioli led the Patriots to three Super Bowl championships and five division titles.
I have also heard mention of Jim Fassel.
This guy was wants a head coaching posiiton so bad he wrote Al Davis a letter expressing interest in the head coach position for the Raiders.
I’d still like to see John Elway in there with the Broncos in some capacity. I’m sure with him being retired and all he doesn’t have his hands full.
It’s New Years Eve, do you have big plans?
Well that’s not exactly true, after suffering through Sunday’s game in San Diego and watching the Broncos go from leading the AFC West by three games to losing it with only only three games left, the idea of Mike taking a hike had creeped it’s way into my head.
<font color="#00275d" Makes you wonder how long Pat Bowlin has been contemplating this move. Some speculated it would happen last year, not me. I thought Mike would retire a Bronco.
I remember listening to Mike talk a little smack during a radio interview at Broncos training camp this past summer.
Mike was feeling a little cocky and said that he would “Guarantee that the Broncos would make the postseason this year.”
I heard that and thought “oh sheet, he didn’t just say that did he?”
He did, and the Broncos didn’t.
I’m thinking (I’m sure Pat Bowlen is too), that John Elway could do this if “he” was so inclined, don’t be surprised if that idea gets tossed around into the head coach mix.
Elway as head coach of the Broncos would silence the nay-sayers, appease the fans, and bring peace to a restless Broncos country.
Plus from a fans point of view, how cool would it be to see Elways mug at Mile High again, running the show just like old times (Just please put on shirt John).
This is what Pat Bowlen had to say about canning the Shan Man: “After giving this careful consideration” (Which means, I had a nice chat with Elway), ” I have concluded that a change in our football operations is in the best interests of the Denver Broncos.
This is certainly a difficult decision, but one that I feel must be made and which will ultimately be in the best interests of all concerned.”
Bowlen went on to say, “I appreciate the 21 years that Mike Shanahan has given to the organization as an assistant and head coach, and the two Super Bowl wins in that time. His contributions hold a special place in Broncos history.”
Shanahan’s record is 146-91 with the Broncos, including 8-5 in the postseason. His 154 victories, including eight with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988 and ’89, have got him tied with Marv Levy for 15th place on the NFL’s all-time list of coaching wins.
On a personal note, I really like Mike. He never pulled punches with anyone. He’s reserved (usually), but is articulate and well (carefully) spoken.
The day the Broncos won their first Superbowl was the day my pug Jonsie died.
That Superbowl had special meaning on a bunch of different levels for me. Mike was running the show then and for that he will always have my respect and admiration.
Mike Shanahan, thank you and good luck in your future endeavors.
Consider purchasing a cowboy hat and taking a road trip to Dallas?