This just in: Shanahan got fired
As I was writing my “Things I Think I Think” it never entered my mind that Shanahan had to go, but apparently the Broncos brass felt that they needed to do this.
I’m watching the NFL Network, watching Adam Schefter saying that this was something the fans were demanding – completely full of crap. Look, I realize that Shanahan may not be the coach that he once was, but tell me an NFL-caliber coach that’s better than Shanahan that’s available right now.
I think the firing is basically because while Shanahan has been an amazing coach, he hasn’t been the best Football VP – all of these questionable draft picks, free agent signings. While the coach/GM role was popular at the turn of the century, there’s been a shift to a distribution of power. Maybe they wanted Shanahan to give up that power and he wasn’t willing to do so.
I wonder if the Broncos have an ace in their pocket with a premier coach like Cowler, but I don’t think that’s going to happen