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Old 01-04-2010, 03:53 PM   #721
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If the skins selected shanahan over cowher then they're fools.
I couldn't disagree more. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes. Cowher coached a long time and a lot of bad/mediocre seasons until he finally got one. Shanny will also bring an offense to DC. Like it or not, throwing the rock wins games. 11/12 of the playoff teams have a top 16 team in passer rating.
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I couldn't disagree more. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes. Cowher coached a long time and a lot of bad/mediocre seasons until he finally got one. Shanny will also bring an offense to DC. Like it or not, throwing the rock wins games. 11/12 of the playoff teams have a top 16 team in passer rating.

I agree, I can't take anymore ball control offense anymore. I want touchdowns and I want them now!
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:56 PM   #723
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Shanahan is confirmed in DC. CSN reportedly has footage at airport. Also, John keim reports that Cowher contacted the Redskins this morning, but felt the Shanny deal was done. Chances are, that is leaked by the Redskins to get Shanny to hurry up to a deal.
Had heard last night that Cowher was a last minute possibility but didn't know he had called the Redskins. Cowher may have been using the Skins though.
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One thing is bothering me about this most recent report - why is Shanahan meeting with Snyder and not Allen?
Snyder is going to be involved in some manner, get used to it.. You can't expect him to go to Bora Bora and just check in once a year on how things are going.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:00 PM   #725
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My better than Schefter Shanahan source has not responded to my messages the last couple of days...maybe they don't get service on planes
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I couldn't disagree more. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes. Cowher coached a long time and a lot of bad/mediocre seasons until he finally got one. Shanny will also bring an offense to DC. Like it or not, throwing the rock wins games. 11/12 of the playoff teams have a top 16 team in passer rating.
I think both are fine coaches in their own right but yeah, given the choice I would take Shanahan because of his offenses.

But if you compare them, Cowher actually comes out ahead in winning percentage .623 to .598 so I think he did a little more than just get lucky here and there.

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Julius Peppers didn't get caught using steroids. Plus even if we did bring in Merriman, where do we put him? Do you want to go through another ill advised Orakpo experiment? Maybe we put him at RE and take Orakpo from his best position. Or we could put Merriman at LE and relive the Jason Taylor experiment. Even if did regain his beast form it is still likely that he wouldn't fit in here.
1. Shawne is a OLB
2. Shift Rak to a rotation with Jarmon at RE
3. Merriman has played a 3-4 if we shift to a hybrid defense

honestly in a uncapped year the washington job is the most desirable job of them all because you have a owner who will bring in whoever you want uncapped resources.
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I couldn't disagree more. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes. Cowher coached a long time and a lot of bad/mediocre seasons until he finally got one. Shanny will also bring an offense to DC. Like it or not, throwing the rock wins games. 11/12 of the playoff teams have a top 16 team in passer rating.
why don't you wikipedia shanahan and cowher's coaching records? cowher's steelers were in the playoffs 75% of the time. they won the division 50% of the time. his win/loss record is superior to shanahans. he has more recent success than shanahan. his team played in a division very similar to our own. cowher's record is vastly surprior to shanahan's in every respect i can think of.

if anyone was a blind squirrel, it was shanahan - he only won 1 playoff game since elway retired. whereas his team got worse over the years, cowher's got better. shanahan's a good coach, and a great upgrade over zorn, but cowher is the superior coach. its not even debatable.
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Yep, "The Rat" has arrived at Dulles.

Shanahan lands at Dulles

Updated at 3:48 p.m.

The unveiling of Mike Shanahan as the Redskins' new head coach could be imminent. On the same day that Jim Zorn was relieved of his head coaching duties, Shanahan arrived in Washington, where he's expected to conclude negotiations with the Redskins to fill their coaching vacancy.

Owner Daniel Snyder's plane departed Washington earlier this morning, just a couple of hours after General Manager Bruce Allen fired Zorn, and returned to Dulles International around 3 o'clock this afternoon with Shanahan -- long coveted by Snyder -- in tow.

Snyder's jet was spotted on the runway by Post reporter Zach Berman before quickly disappearing into a private hangar. NBC4's Dan Hellie found Shanahan at the airport, but the former Denver coach declined to comment. Hellie said he asked Shanahan if he'd like to talk. "No, not right now," Shanahan responded to Hellie.

Shanahan went from plane to car in short order and was whisked away to an unknown destination.

Allen said at today's news conference that he had no timetable for replacing Zorn, but promised that the search would be an aggressive one.

Citing an unnamed source, the Associated Press also reported that Allen and Shanahan spoke on the phone early this morning. Many in the organization and across the league have said for weeks that the hiring of Shanahan was inevitable. The Redskins' lost their
season finale, 23-30 Sunday, fired Zorn shortly after returning to Ashburn, making Shanahan's hiring imminent.

League sources say Shanahan has been quietly assembling a coaching staff for weeks and a major overhaul is expected.

Shanahan was fired as Denver head coach following the 2008 season and spent much of 2009 hearing his name attached to several head coaching jobs. But his options appeared to dry up quickly, according to sources. Though he interviewed for a position with the Buffalo Bills, and privately expressed interest in potentially joining the Dallas
Cowboys and Chicago Bears, those organizations were not interested in him, according to sources. If Shanahan is hired, as expected, he'd become the team's seventh head coach under Snyder -- and likely the league's highest-paid.
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why don't you wikipedia shanahan and cowher's coaching records? cowher's steelers were in the playoffs 75% of the time. they won the division 50% of the time. his win/loss record is superior to shanahans. he has more recent success than shanahan. his team played in a division very similar to our own. cowher's record is vastly surprior to shanahan's in every respect i can think of.

if anyone was a blind squirrel, it was shanahan - he only won 1 playoff game since elway retired. whereas his team got worse over the years, cowher's got better. shanahan's a good coach, and a great upgrade over zorn, but cowher is the superior coach. its not even debatable.

Whatever we could hire anyone and you would find something to bitch about.

I think you make a great Cowboys fan.

If we were hiring Cowher right now you be saying Shanny was the better guy.

Go yell fire in a diffrent theater we are enjoying the movie here.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:08 PM   #731
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There are a lot of people who wonder how good Cowher would have been without his staff. You don't get those same questions quite so often with Shanahan. Of course, I would think that wherever Cowher goes he would have a top notch staff. Still, some food for thought I suppose.

I'm probably more excited about Kyle Shanahan quite honestly. I think he's the real deal
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Snyder is going to be involved in some manner, get used to it.. You can't expect him to go to Bora Bora and just check in once a year on how things are going.
If this is a "contract meeting," then i agree. but i had just assumed it was for an "interview."
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There are a lot of people who wonder how good Cowher would have been without his staff. You don't get those same questions quite so often with Shanahan. Of course, I would think that wherever Cowher goes he would have a top notch staff. Still, some food for thought I suppose.

I'm probably more excited about Kyle Shanahan quite honestly. I think he's the real deal
He should give us a heckuva passing offense. And if everything goes well (that's "if"), he could take over when dad retires, giving us some coaching stability for a long time.
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He should give us a heckuva passing offense. And if everything goes well (that's "if"), he could take over when dad retires, giving us some coaching stability for a long time.
some consistancy would be nice
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Whatever we could hire anyone and you would find something to bitch about.
nope. I had no complaints about shanahan until I knew cowher was an option. of course, as someone mentioned, its possible cowher was just using the skins - presumably to leverage a better deal elsewhere.

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If we were hiring Cowher right now you be saying Shanny was the better guy.
Nope. I've been on the record here for quite a while as indicating cowher was my #1 choice. I just didnt think he was "available" to us.

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Go yell fire in a diffrent theater we are enjoying the movie here.
I'm Just saying we'd be fools to chose shanahan over cowher, all other things being equal. Cowher's the superior coach. i'm not unhappy about shanahan inofitself.

I'm not "yelling fire." I'm a homeless man who has lived on the street for the past 12 years or so who's being given either a $500,000 dollar house that could appreciate in value to $700,000 over the next 5 years or a $600,000 house that could appreciate in value to $800,000 in that same time period. i'm greatful to finally have a place to live and i'll take what i can get - but i'd rather have the better house. thats all.
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