Time For Change (mail)

This is another email, I thought it deserved a separate post of its own (although I don't agree with the Marty part). I'm still asking for emails. I'll print whatever I get. Fireshanahan@gmail.com -Jacob

Zach writes:

Shanahan has done nothing but pass the buck after Elway's retirement. There was nothing wrong with Jake Plummer. He was alright in Arizona, but he really came to form in Denver. But Shanahan casts doubt upon all quarterbacks who are not named "John Elway." He refuses to let his quarterbacks wind up and fling it down the field. Instead, they run a highly predictable dink-and-dump style offense. I don't know how they're 5-7. Well, I do know why they're 5-7 instead of 2-10, Jason Elam. He has bailed them out time after time this season.

Their defense has never been great. It wasn't great when they won back-to-back Super Bowls, but it was good enough to win. They managed to keep, for the most part, the same personnel when they were winning back-to-back Super Bowls. Now Shanahan will release players at the drop of a hat. What kind of mentality is that? "Well, this defense just didn't work out. Let's go out and get a new one for next season. If that doesn't work I'll just do the same thing again, until it works." Does he keep receipts for these guys? It's like his returning faulty products before the warranty is up.

Then there is the habitual hiring/firing of coaching staff. Let's not blame the head coach for the total ineptitude of HIS team. No, let's blame all the people that work for him.

Here's my ultimate dream: The Broncos, after going 7-9, fire Shanahan and hire Marty Schottenheimer. Marty will then lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory, thus breaking his jinx with the team that started it. I've always admired Marty and I think he's the answer. That man has taken so much undeserved critical abuse while Shanahan receives nothing but praises. Marty didn't deserve to be fired by the (vastly overrated) San Diego Chargers. They should have fired their insane General Manager. The Chargers are dead when they get into the playoffs.

That's a different issue though.

The Broncos are not going to be successful as long as Shanahan is there. He's just going to keep doing the same things hoping to get the same results, which is one of the definitions of insanity.

I'm in for the long haul, but it's getting tougher to hang in there. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope that he will get fired in the foreseeable future.


Anonymous said...

shanahan does deserve to be fired THIS IS HIS MESS. the problem is BOWLEN HE WILL NOT FIRE HIM,bowlen is a SCHMUCK !!!!!

Anonymous said...

bowlen deserves as much blame as shanahan, he can fire shanahan right now, and should but he won't his brain is too pickled from the booze

Anonymous said...

bowlen as an owner can't carry bob kraft's jock or dan rooneys jock he is not among the top owners in the league he is a lot closer to wayne huizenga or bill bidwell.Given shanahans record on the field and in personnel matters shanahan WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRD A LONG TIME AGO, BY ANY OTHER INTELLIGENT OWNER.but in denver we don't have an intelligent owner !!!! we have an ass hole like BOWLEN !!!

Anonymous said...

This guy has hit the "nail on the head". We have one of the best "gunslingers" in the league and Shanahan will not let him turn it loose down field. Shanahan is more interested in seeing how many big dog running backs he can groom so he can trade them for supposed big time definsive players. It is in fact time for Shanahan to go.

Anonymous said...

I think that people are being way too harsh about the situation with shanahan. I understand that the broncos went 7-9 and lost to the chargers and raiders (who were awful), but Ted Sunquist's fault as much as Shanahan's and the fact that Jay Cutler is still developing as a QB. But, Obviously some bad desicions were made by Sunquist/Shanahan, for one releasing Al Wilson and trading for the Cleveland brown defensive line (a few years back), however Travis Henry was either hurt or in trouble,Javon Walker has been injured, Ian Gold was hurt, I understand players need to be added, but there are still good players to build on the team, and Shanahan has won before (without Elway) and has a lot of knowledge and a great West coast/ Zone Run scheme that makes QB's and Halfbacks efficent. If they acquire another good D. Tackle and Line backer, the Broncos will be back in the playoffs

Anonymous said...

OMG, thank god this season is over. Let Mike stew on this shit-tastic season and lets hope that Pat pulls his head out of his ass long enough to realize that major changes are need from the top down: Remove Coaches GM privileges at the least, preferably fire his stupid ass and see what happens from there.