As much good as Mike Shanahan has done for the Broncos organization, he has not produced good results lately. Unfortunately, in the world of sports, outstanding coaches are fired not for their lack of heart/effort, but for lack of winning. It’s a business, and just as if you were not meeting deadlines or producing quality work at your job, you would get the boot too. That’s life. All this city can do it thank Shanahan for his efforts, and move on to supporting the next coach of the Broncos.
With that said, here are some links related to Mike Shanahan’s exit:
Quotes from today’s news conference – http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_11344239
The many faces of Shanahan – http://blog.ingamenow.com/2008/12/30/the-many-faces-of-mike-shanahan/
The new face of the Broncos may be Jim Schwartz (defensive coordinator of the Titans) - http://arrowheadaddict.com/2008/12/31/may-the-schwartz-be-with-you/
Reactions from others - http://www.denverpost.com/sportsheadlines/ci_11340665?source=rss
Reasons for the firing - http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2008/12/diner-news-denver-fallout/
Jay Cutler’s Reaction - http://broncotalk.net/2008/12/cutler-as-shocked-as-the-rest-of-us/
Shanahan will truly be missed.