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“BRONCOS FIRE COACH SHANAHAN”
That was the headline on December 30, 2008 of the hometown newspaper, The Denver Post.
After the successful sports franchise struggled for three successive seasons, Broncos owner, Pat Bowlen, dumped head coach Mike Shanahan for a new direction. I didn't blame Bowlen for firing Shanahan.
I know he is a good coach, with back-to-back Super Bowl wins, but for three years in a row his Denver teams were consistent only in their mediocrity.
Sometimes when a team is underperforming, you have to shake things up a bit.
Shanahan got shaken right out of the team locker room and out of the NFL for a stretch.
The next headline in his life read:
“REDSKINS HIRE MIKE SHANAHAN...”
That’s what The Washington Post headline reported on January 7, 2010.
The wayward Washington Redskins hired him with hopes that he could revive their program. I have my doubts.
First, it’s important to note that Shanahan achieved his Super Bowl success with the Broncos alo...
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After showing Washington Redskins fans last week that he can make plays and find open receivers, Robert Griffin III was bound to have a game where he looked like a rookie. That happened Saturday night against the Chicago Bears.
With Griffin under center for six first-half drives the Redskins scored just three points with five first downs. He was sacked three times for a loss of...
The Washington Redskins entered training camp with more depth than ever. This was especially true along the defensive line and should remain that way unless they become injury riddled. Yesterday, they suffered their first blow. Chris Neild is done for the season after tearing his ACL in 11-on-11′s yesterday.
The news was disappointing to players and fans that’ve watch Neild progress...
The Denver Broncos are saying that QB Peyton Manning will get plenty of snaps in tonight’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, as he and the rest of the starters will play the entire first half.
We should get a good glimpse of Manning and how his arm (and neck) holds up for a complete half. Manning made news this week after admitting that his arm is not a strong as it was when...
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We all thought Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were rough in that first half, but Brock Osweiler and the Broncos defense made that feeling significantly worse. There were some highlights though, so that’s always fun after a painful loss. [DenverBroncos.com]
Manning also took his first big hit last night, so at least we got that out of the way. The...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo will undergo an MRI on his injured shoulder today.
The Redskins don’t believe his injury is serious.
Washington LB Brian Orakpo is scheduled to undergo an MRI today on his shoulder but the Redskins don’t believe his injury is serious.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2012
The Bears square off against the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field tonight in the team’s second preseason game. We break down 10 things to watch for during this evening’s contest.
Washington Redskins’ defensive end Adam Carriker conducted an interview with teammate Robert Griffin III on 4th & Pain (Twitter page @4thAndPain); Griffin won the 2012 Heisman Trophy and was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. The pair talked about RGIII’s fondness for pro wrestling and how he wouldn’t wear the traditional “tighty-whities”...
Coming off injury Peyton Manning is a sexy pick to finish among the elite quarterbacks this season. All reports from camp hint towards a full recovery from neck surgery. With young receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas expectations are high in Denver. Peyton is no slouch to the spotlight leading the Colts to a bowl victory in 2006.
One of Manning’s biggest knocks throughout...
Athlon Sports will preview the upcoming 2012 NFL season with in-depth roundtable debates with our editors and other experts from around the world...
While it’s just the preseason, it’s never too early to start jumping to conclusions in the NFL. After all, that’s what the league is about: rookies are deemed successes or busts after just a few snaps, sleepers are formed after just a win and Super Bowl contenders are crowned in the preseason.
That’s exactly what we’re looking at here. Both the Atlanta Falcons and Denver...
Join JS, and your fellow subscribers, from the press box at Soldier Field throughout tonight's preseason contest against the Washington Redskins.