"Stop doing the wrong things. Stop promoting competition and choice as answers to the very inequality that was created by competition and choice."
~ Diane Ravitch, Reign of Error
Sure Shanny was helped by Terrell Davis, but that's like saying BB is "helped" by Tom Brady. Name me ONE successful coach who didn't have great players. For the record Mike Shanahan's record from '99 until he left Denver in 2008, the years you chose to illustrate, was 91-69. That's .758 big boy. So his worst years in Denver are better than the win percentage of well respected coaches such as Jeff Fisher (.542), John Gruden; (.540) ; Mike Holmgren (.592); Bill Cowher (.623), Tony Dungy (.668) etc,
It may not work out for Shanny in DC, most things here don't. But to state that he was carried by the likes of Elway or Davis and had no success after they left is simply a stupid position to take. Especially when you consider that I used the link you provided to point out the facts.
Sometimes this is just too easy.
Last edited by Darrell Green Fan; 04-02-2012 at 12:36 PM.
Take the Cowboys as another example. The head coach does not even get to pick his staff because Jerry Jones is writing checks his ego can't cash. I said it when Jimmy Johnson was fired and the Switzer marionette was brough it....and I will say it again. Jerry Jones just destroyed a Dynasty.....I thought the Cowboys would become the Celtics or the UCLA Bruins of the NFL.
I don't think Shanahan is that good a coach but he did win a Superbowl so my opinion may be moot. I do know this....when they did get Terrell Davis he made all the difference in the word........but it still took a coach smart enough to recognize it and actually us the running game correctly.
Yeah..I think all of us should just be happy we dont have to deal with him as our QB anymore and let it all rest. We have better things to argue about than Donovan McNabb.
Last edited by swat; 04-02-2012 at 02:27 PM.
I personally think Skins fans should be happy they are finally getting a potential franchise QB but there are a couple of things I would be worried about if I were them...
1. Giving up as much as they did with an older head coach and a not so great roster.
2. RG3 staying healthy. To me thats a major concern and really the only one I have with him.
It remains to be seen if those will or wont become issues ...but I have a feeling they will. On the other hand...its a fact, we have a QB who cant stay healthy and we have no future star at the pos. . We also have a head coach who could be gone pretty soon.
Back to the thread topic it has to be pointed out that he got production and playoff appearances out of the likes of Brian Griese and Jake Freaking Plummer. So clearly he has the ability to develop QBs.
Do you really think I care what you say? I'm good bud. Happy, likeable and successful guy. No need to pound sand. No need to do nothing but roll my eyes at you.....and laugh.
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