2/14/2008

Delusion

From the comments to the last post:

things aren't getting brighter? With one of the best young QB's in the league, a defense that will improve with draft picks and smart signings, improving depth along the o-line...


Smart signings and draft picks?

When has Shanahan ever shown him capable of making smart defensive signings and draft picks?

How can anybody claim we have improving depth on the offensive line? Our offensive line is only getting older.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

All hail Mike Shanahan! The only coach made of teflon! Nothing wrong ever sticks to him. One playoff win since 1998 and he still manages to stiff-arm blame like a 250 pound HB running downhill. Bad draft picks? Bad free agent signings? Poor performance on and off the field? No problem! Fire a coach. Fire a GM. Cut a player. It's a-ok! He won 2 Super Bowls a decade ago and that makes Uncle Pat happy.

The man can do no wrong!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with firing Shanahan. All he has done is drafted for crap, signed overpriced FA's that don't work and made horrible trades. I think the Walker trade and contract alone set the team back bigtime. I am not a Bronco fan, just an NFL fan and I have watched the Broncos suffer through all this. The team needs to build through the draft a bit better. They have no depth at all to go along with some marginal starters. If Brandon Marshall is let off the hook easy with his lie then it shows nothing is changing.
The team needs to build around Cutler in the draft and with the MODEST priced FA's. Stock up on picks by trading more. I hate to bring up the Walker trade but look at what GB did with that pick, turned it into 3 more picks. All they do is stockpile picks and bring in good young talent as a base. That is exactly what the Broncos need to do, stock up.

Tim said...

Look at the horrific 2008 draft after the 1st round. Small, injured reaches at WR, HB, CB,ILB & DT while blowing off a chance to grab a great FB in Owen Schmitt or a SS/FS.

Outside of Clady at OT the draft is another Shanahan crapshoot that will haunt this team for years to come.

All hail the talent evaluator that cannot blame the GM any longer!

Anonymous said...

Any site that quotes Bill Simmons at the top of the site has less than zero credibility. That guy doesn't even the difference between a guard and a tackle, and has lost to his wife in his football picks the last two years. That's a guy you get NFL info from for sure.

I'm pretty lukewarm about Shanahan, because I've seen him make some pretty bad play calls, and more than a few questionable personnel moves. But this off-season has been a great success I think. They didn't give up much of anything and got a lot in return. I'd give this off-season a solid B, at least.

Besides, who are the great coaches you think will replace him? Mike Tice? The Mooch? Dennis Erickson? Who exactly do you have in mind that is a better coach than Shanahan?

And why do the Shanahan haters all seem to have a football IQ lower than your average middle-school girl? I don't think that's a coincidence. Maybe you should choose another sport to critique, because you all obviously don't know a single damn thing about the NFL.

Anonymous said...

Wow you have great opinions about football how come you don't work in pro football? I am guessing no one would hire you.

Anonymous said...

Fire MIKE Shanahan. Wow you have so much KNOWLEDGE I LOVE YOUR BLOG IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DON"T UNDERSTAND ABOUT FOOTBALL OR MAY YOU JUST HAVE A BAD ATTITUDE

IT SURE IS BAD WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE BETTER THEN EVERYONE AND DONT RESPECT ANYONES OPNION BUT YOUR OWN

Anonymous said...

CAN SOME ONE TAKE THIS GUYS BRONCOS TICKETS AWAY THERE ARE REAL FANS THAT NEED TICKETS

Anonymous said...

Tim, you're an idiot. Peyton Hillis was the number one FB on every draft board and we got him. You know Hillis don't you? He OPENED the holes for McFadden and Felix Jones...

All hail the ignorant fans who think if we don't win 3 Super Bowls in 10 years that we're all failures!!! And all hail the trailer park trash that POST THEIR COMMENTS IN ALL CAPS SINCE THEY CAN'T MAKE THEIR POINT BY USING THEIR ENGLISH SKILLS (which are sixth grade at best.)

Anonymous said...

The guy has a point just because you have an opinion does not mean you are intelligent. As I can see none of you have a position in professional football. It seems to me you are all a just a bunch of morons with noting else to do with your time. It seems to me that you make up your mind from your opinion not from the facts.

Shanny's Achilles said...

Mike Shanahan will NEVER have a team that makes any significant achievements.

All you Kool-Aid Drinking Shana-worshipers will be extinct like the dinosaurs in due time, because REAL Broncos fans will be fed up with your consistent lame excuse making for him.

Yeah, you know football, you're all a joke.

Shanny's Achilles said...

"This draft(2008) was a success..."

WHAT!!!???

Typical putting the cart before the horse Shana-worshiping. How many times have we seen these types of words go down in flames?

Goodman's kid looked like 14 year old during his "Assistant GM Presser". Gone are the days of GM's like John Beake who's coattails Shanahan road on taking 'sole' credit for putting a Super Bowl team together. Quite frankly this was a subpar FA & Draft year. Had Shanahan NOT blown money on players like Walker and not become the coach no one will work for the Broncos could have been a lot closer to a SB title. Stop giving everyone this 'rebuild' crap, Shanahan is moving his team backwords.

You have to love these Shana-Freaks who spew garbage like....

"You are all spoiled...it's ONLY been 10 years since the Broncos have been in the SB and you're ready to give up on him..."

Yeah, I suppose if I was inspired by the Detroit Lions organization I would want to give Shanahan another 25 years because hey, it takes other teams a forever and a day to just get to a Super Bowl why not give Shanahan the time my kids will be drawing social security to see if he can finally do it.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of morons. The guy has two losing seasons in 13 years, and you want to shuffle him out the door.

Ask yourself this: WHO THE HELL WOULD YOU REPLACE HIM WITH?????????

Cowher? It took Cowher 15 years to win a Super Bowl, and he followed that up by tripping on his dick and limping to an 8-8 record.

Schottenheimer? The guy can't win in the playoffs.

But please, let's find a replacement for our hall of fame head coach after one bad season.

Jesus. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

Uhhh.. what was it you all said about the past few drafts?

Bad? Marshall, Cutler, Sheffler, Clady, Royal, Ryan Harris, Hillis, Young, Hall?

About the FA signings?? Stokely, Graham, Pittman, Casey?

I fail to see how any of those personall changes made my Shanny and his staff are considered bad, and the past few drafts, besides jarvis moss and crowder, who still may improve, they have been amazing.. Give me a break your site is a JOKE