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DCT: Shanahan Leading Redskins in Right Direction


Over the last two-seasons as head coach, Mike Shanahan has been ridiculed by some fans for not turning the franchise around. Now, with current QB rumors of Peyton Manning and Kyle Orton coming to D.C, those talks have increased. Fear not Redskins fans, Mike Shanahan is leading the team in the right direction.

Lately, Mike Shanahan has been viewed as either a genius, or an idiot, thanks to rumors of Peyton Manning coming to Washington D.C. Naturally, each side have their pros and cons. If Manning is 100% healthy, you are getting a very accurate and deadly QB. If not, you’re going to get something less than a ‘bad Rex’ Grossman – but would Mike Shanahan risk his job for an unhealthy Manning? Probably not.

Mike learned his lesson after he traded for Donovan McNabb, whom he hoped could be his next John Elway, unfortunately, McNabb was the complete opposite of that. McNabb was lazy, uneager to learn and wouldn’t wear an armband, things which weren’t able to be evaluated. Thankfully, unlike the past, Shanahan made sure to get rid of him immediately, earning not only a 6th round draft pick in this years draft, but also saving $78 million-dollars.

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Old 02-13-2012, 02:47 AM   #2
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Re: DCT: Shanahan Leading Redskins in Right Direction

i'm fine sticking with a head coach for years in order to create stability. it takes a long time to clean up someone else's mess. i believe shanahan is a good coach and i don't see many bad apples in this basket. HTTR!
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:06 AM   #3
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Re: DCT: Shanahan Leading Redskins in Right Direction

I agree that Mike Shanahan is leading the Redskins to the promise land. It's just going to take a bit of time for the Redskins to get there. There have been setbacks along the way so far, namely Donovan McNabb, John Beck, and Rex Grossman, none of whom were the answer at quarterback. Once Shanahan lands the right QB in conjunction with the Redskins ferocious defense, then the Redskins will be worthy of being a contender.
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^ that plus the fact had Allen and MS came here and did not continued the Cerrato way of doing business with the same outcome we had I'd be wanting them gone. They didn't no matter how you look at it. Old FA's at a low cost, not trading away the future of the team for said FA's or using multiple draft picks to move up. Instead we got a solid draft out of their first year and trading back for more picks in their second. In yrs past only one player maybe two would have stayed with the team instead we kept the majority and most have started.

Yes their record was not that much better from year two but the actual play on the field was better and made me believe the getting younger and healthier was a good idea. It's nice to see consistancy for a change because of the small improvement on the field this last year and not much changing we will see a much better team this coming year. I can only hope DS does not get impatient and after year 3 decide to can everyone and actually keep his word along with the full 5 yr contract and if that does not work then make the changes, but I don't see him needing to do that.

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:58 AM   #5
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Re: DCT: Shanahan Leading Redskins in Right Direction

Good read, and we're glad you're a member of this board. But moving forward understand that we have a srict policy about using threads to pimp your blog. We don't allow it. One person ruined it for everyone by clogging the board with multiple threads that were just links to his blogs. And others started following suit. You're more than welcome to put a link to DCT in your sig
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Good read, and we're glad you're a member of this board. But moving forward understand that we have a srict policy about using threads to pimp your blog. We don't allow it. One person ruined it for everyone by clogging the board with multiple threads that were just links to his blogs. And others started following suit. You're more than welcome to put a link to DCT in your sig
Just to expand on that slightly, I'm going to borrow from someone else's thoughts on the subject (not sure if it was yours' or Matty's, SS), but nobody reads a blog of a guy who shows up out of the blue and then barely settles in before hawking his shit. It's better to do (as Matty said), sign up, take an active interest in the community, put the link to your blog in your sig, and then maybe as you become more familiar with us we'll start taking an active interest in your blog.

I don't want to sound disrespectful, but you haven't really done much to separate yourself from all the other people that join here interested in self promotion, and that's why I don't have much interest in reading your blog. To me you're just another blogger looking for attention, and when you try your brand of self promotion on here it actually makes it look like you have no respect for what Matty does here. Not trying to start anything, just putting my out there.
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Just to expand on that slightly, I'm going to borrow from someone else's thoughts on the subject (not sure if it was yours' or Matty's, SS), but nobody reads a blog of a guy who shows up out of the blue and then barely settles in before hawking his shit. It's better to do (as Matty said), sign up, take an active interest in the community, put the link to your blog in your sig, and then maybe as you become more familiar with us we'll start taking an active interest in your blog.

I don't want to sound disrespectful, but you haven't really done much to separate yourself from all the other people that join here interested in self promotion, and that's why I don't have much interest in reading your blog. To me you're just another blogger looking for attention, and when you try your brand of self promotion on here it actually makes it look like you have no respect for what Matty does here. Not trying to start anything, just putting my out there.
I don't think DCTailgate necessarily fits that mold. He's been a solid addition.
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I don't think DCTailgate necessarily fits that mold. He's been a solid addition.
I'm not trying to say he fits the "10 posts before self-promote" mode, I'm trying to say it would be better if he stuck the link to his blog in his sig and left it at that. I don't have anything against him honestly.
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Re: DCT: Shanahan Leading Redskins in Right Direction

I think Smootsmack already stated what needed to be stated, no sense in piling on. Besides, DC Tailgate has been a great contributor so far.
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Re: DCT: Shanahan Leading Redskins in Right Direction

Meh.....the blog has the same old same old stuff. I breezed thru it. Basically the same angst thats been re hashed here all year.

Mike Shanahan does not have my full support right now because he has screwed the pooch in the QB situation since he got here.
He needs to hit a home run this year or I'm calling for his head.
He needs to work with Kyle more also (or replace him).
I dont trust Kyles play calling for squat.
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Re: DCT: Shanahan Leading Redskins in Right Direction

Pretty much what Alvin said ^. Im big on motivation, but after seeing Kyle's motivational speech before the last game this year I'm pretty much out on him.
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My oh my, people are bit feisty these days. Maybe we should have a penalty box set up in the "Super Happy Fun" and "Pics for Sharing" threads to chill people out.

Anyway, back to the article. I wish MS would have done in his first offseason, what I hope he does this offseason: sign a FA QB (without giving up picks) and draft a rookie QB to develop. I think people would have cut him a bit more slack had this happened. Unfortunately, he needs more time because of these wasted two years.

I think this offseason, MS really needs to make some good decisions and no more head-scratchers such as "I'm going with John Beck as my QB" or "I'm giving up a 2nd rounder for McNabb". Also, I'd like to see MS getting the team to win the big games....well I want him to get the team to win all the games, I just don't want to see some of the half-a$$ed performances I saw this season. Finally, I'd like to see some improvisation from this coaching staff. I see Bill Belichick winning games with a make-shift defense that includes a WR playing CB. That guy to me is the king of adjustments. I don't see that in MS, and I'd like to see more of that. I think if the Redskins are going to have a losing season, it better be like Carolina's season, not like that one we just had.
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Mooby needs to relax .... He/she clearly didn't know .....
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Que GTripp's arrival in t-minus 5....4.....3....2....




Good article, and I've been saying the same thing. He's taken this team from being one of the oldest into a direction of youth, talent, and lower salaries. Vinny/Joe's team never had any depth whatsoever so when the inevitable injury came along, the team would spiral down because there was no young talent brought in because dummy was pissing all the picks away for high priced vets.

I think the thing that bothers me the most is the fans. All too often, you see them wanting Shanahan to do the exact same things that Vinny did. Piss away draft picks on a gamble or sign the big name on the market (Nnamdi).

I love this direction the team is going in, and I think it'll pay off big in the future. This doesn't mean that Mike hasn't made mistakes along the way (McNabb), but more often than not his moves have been justified (cutting portis, thomas,kelly,etc..)


Glad to have you aboard. Nice to see quality posters and don't mind the guys above, they've had their share of blog spammers...lol (not that you fit that profile)
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Good article, and I've been saying the same thing. He's taken this team from being one of the oldest into a direction of youth, talent, and lower salaries. Vinny/Joe's team never had any depth whatsoever so when the inevitable injury came along, the team would spiral down because there was no young talent brought in because dummy was pissing all the picks away for high priced vets.

I think the thing that bothers me the most is the fans. All too often, you see them wanting Shanahan to do the exact same things that Vinny did. Piss away draft picks on a gamble or sign the big name on the market (Nnamdi).

I love this direction the team is going in, and I think it'll pay off big in the future. This doesn't mean that Mike hasn't made mistakes along the way (McNabb), but more often than not his moves have been justified (cutting portis, thomas,kelly,etc..)


Glad to have you aboard. Nice to see quality posters and don't mind the guys above, they've had their share of blog spammers...lol (not that you fit that profile)
Ha, I was skimming the thread to see his input on how Shanahan has destroyed the team, gutting the roster of young difference makers like Keiland Williams, Justnin Tryon and Chad Rinehart..

Seriously though, without rehashing everything said already, I feel that next offseason-regardless of the direction we go at QB-we will be having a completely different discussion about Mike & Kyle and the direction of the team.

I haven't heard one analyst (and I don't consider Brian Mitchell an analyst) who blames Kyle's scheme or even play calling for our offensive woes. With either Manning or a drafted QB who will fit what the scheme calls for we will see a dramatic improvement in offensive production.

Mike & Allen have done a nice job bringing in some young contributors and done a good job of bringing in good fits through free agency. Now this is the offseason to 'go for it' and plug obvious holes at WR and at least one OL.
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