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Shanahan signs three-year extension to stay in Denver

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    He is easily my least favorite coach. It used to be Cowher, but now it is Shanahan by a land slide. I hope we change our ways lately and find a way to embaress this guy; he looks like a psycho killer.

    Anyway, good for him. He deserves it, he does a pretty good job in Denver.
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    Yeah, means we'll probably be seeing Denver multiple times in the playoffs in the next few years. Let's just give BB his extension too and we're set.
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    PFT doesn't think so highly of him.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm
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    In other news, he also signed a lifetime extension for being an a-hole.
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    I have to wonder if Shanahan's numbers aren't just a little but inflated by the fact that he gets to play half his games in mile high each year. That is such a strong homefield that he can have a pretty mediocre team but they would still finish the season around 500. He's had some teams that have looked good in the regular season but have really gotten exposed in the playoffs, and I think that is part of the reason why. They are able to get farther than the actual ability of that team would merit, and that shows when they play other very good teams. Hasn't Shanahan won one playoff game in eight years and it was the choke jobe we pulled where we turned the ball over 5 times?
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    I hate Shanahan as much as the next guy and even agree with some of the criticism (like Denver having the biggest home field advantage in football), but how can anyone say he isn't one of the best coaches in the league?

    The Broncos have the Pats number and you have to allow that Shanahan is a huge part of the reason why. Even with a rookie quarterback I was praying they wouldn't make the playoffs last year.

    I don't care how well the Colts did last year--I'm still more afraid of the Broncos...
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    He has won one playoff game in the last eight years.
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    Yeah? Against who? :)
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    PFT aside, Shanahan is highly respected and rates easily as one of the top 3 active NFL coaches. However, Shanahan loses style points by employing the technically legal, but lethal-to-your opponent offensive chop blocking schemes.
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    Smart move by Denver.
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    Zone blocking isn't chop blocking. Chop blocking is used in zone blocking, but it's used in every blocking scheme, and for some reason zone got a rep for being dirty. Watch a Patriot game and watch only the O lineman and FB. You'll see some chop. Zone blocking isn't a way you block, it's a whole scheme. Scout describes it much better than I can. And aren't you guys employing it this year?
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