David Kirkpatrick

December 30, 2008

Mike Shanahan, fired

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 8:40 pm

Wow. This is going to be one crazy offseason.

From the link:

He was known as a genius, a mastermind and, yes, a Super Bowl champion. Shockingly, though, Mike Shanahan has a new title: unemployed coach.

Shanahan became the latest and most stunning victim of the NFL coaching purge, fired Tuesday by the Denver Broncos after a late-season collapse knocked the team out of the playoffs for the third straight year.

Shanahan became the fourth coach to be fired this week, joining Eric Mangini, Rod Marinelli and Romeo Crennel, after going 24-24 over the last three seasons, including three straight losses in 2008 that turned a three-game division lead to an 8-8 record.

“After giving this careful consideration, I have concluded that a change in our football operations is in the best interests of the Denver Broncos,” owner Pat Bowlen said.

2 Comments »

  1. So suprising. I didn’t expect him to be fired at all.

    -http://sportsscoop.wordpress.com/

    Comment by sportsaholic89 — December 31, 2008 @ 12:27 am

  2. yeh.. he’s unemployed now but Im really again this policy of firing the coaches when the team doesn’t perform….I mean those who play are the players not the coaches.. this actually boycott this policy…..

    Comment by Bryan — December 31, 2008 @ 1:57 am


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: