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Is Shanahan Crazy?

No Guts, No Glory, Mike Shanahan?

Should more NFL coaches show the guts Broncos Head Coach Mike Shanahan did when he went for two in San Diego?

Posted by Emil Steiner on September 15, 2008 9:30 AM

Not a Gamble

Having been there and done it myself, you just have a hunch that it's going to work. But it's not a gamble.

Posted by Dick Vermeil, on September 15, 2008 11:43 AM

Not Every Coach Can-Do...

It really depends where you are on the Success Curve, and how iron-clad your contract is.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on September 15, 2008 10:26 AM

It Depends -- on the Refs

If the host Broncos kicked the extra point in that situation and headed into the extra session, they're at the mercy of an already shaky Ed Hochuli

Posted by Zach Leibowitz, on September 15, 2008 10:16 AM

Better Safe Than Fired

Expecting them to go for two and the win every weekend is like expecting Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers to collapse.

Posted by David Aldridge, on September 15, 2008 9:38 AM

Guts, Ego, Job Security

Why don't coaches do things like that more? Some have the guts. Many have the ego. But having the job security of two consecutive Super Bowls helps.

Posted by Mark Maske, on September 15, 2008 9:16 AM


Dsmac: There were some special circumstances that also favored Shanahan taking this risk. First, both offenses were doing well and it was more lik...

Duderino: This was a great move, and shows that Shanahan has at least an intuitive understanding of basic statistics (whether he explicitly had any id...

Falco: He's not crazy, HE'S NUTS! And he should be fired. This isn't Madden, it's professional football. You don't risk losing for ego. It beyond r...

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