August 23, 2010 |
Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan met with Albert Haynesworth on Monday and kept the conversation to himself, saying it's "completely ridiculous" to keep talking about it publicly. "To keep on talking about things outside of football to me is completely ridiculous," Shanahan said. "I did have a conversation with him. If you want to talk about football, we'll talk about football. " So Shanahan gave no response to the strong words uttered by the disgruntled nose tackle following Saturday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
August 21, 2010 |
— It isn't just how you practice that matters to Mike Shanahan . How you park your car counts too. Shanahan, new coach of the Washington Redskins, runs an organized and efficient program that adheres strictly to the book. His book. That became even more apparent recently when Dan Steinberg , who writes the D.C. Sports Bog for WashingtonPost.com, detailed some of the training-camp rules the coach has for his players. Some of them are predictable: Players are required to run — not walk — to and from the huddle, on and off the field, and five yards past the ball during drills.
December 31, 2008 |
The collapse of the Denver Broncos was so complete, it took down a coach many thought to be untouchable. Mike Shanahan, once called the Broncos' coach for life, was fired Tuesday after 14 seasons and two Super Bowl victories with the organization. The stunning move came two days after Denver lost an all-or-nothing finale at San Diego, with the Broncos becoming the first NFL team to blow a three-game division lead with three weeks to play.
October 5, 2008 |
Denver Broncos Coach Mike Shanahan followed the Lane Kiffin saga closely because he too was fired by Raiders owner Al Davis. But who knew he'd been following this closely? Said Shanahan to reporters: "I was there 582 days. Lane Kiffin was there 616 days. So what it really means is that Al Davis liked Lane more than he liked me. I really don't think that's fair. "I won three more games, yet he got 34 more days of work. It just doesn't seem right."
September 24, 2005 |
The NFL fined Denver Bronco Coach Mike Shanahan $20,000 Friday for his criticism of the call that reversed Darrent Williams' punt return for a touchdown last Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Officials called Denver for too many men on the field toward the end of Williams' 61-yard punt return after a few Broncos ran off the sideline to prepare for the extra-point attempt. None of the Broncos who ran onto the field were within 15 yards of the play. "It was a horrible call.
September 16, 2003 |
The NFL is investigating whether Denver Bronco Coach Mike Shanahan broke a rule when he lied about quarterback Jake Plummer's injury in a victory at San Diego. The Broncos initially said Plummer sustained a concussion in the second quarter of Sunday's 37-13 win over the Chargers. After the game, Shanahan announced his quarterback had a separated right shoulder.
August 19, 2003 |
The Denver Broncos have given Coach Mike Shanahan a three-year contract extension, tying him to the franchise through 2008. Team spokesman Jim Saccomano declined to discuss specifics, including salary. Coaches' salaries are not filed with the NFL's management council or the players' association. Shanahan, who had three years remaining on his previous deal, would be Denver's head coach for 14 years if he serves out the remainder of his new contract.
July 5, 2003
So Al Davis is now suing the city of Oakland for $1 billion. This is the same Al Davis who let Jon Gruden leave for Tampa Bay after the 2001 season and saw Gruden's current team embarrass Davis' Raiders in the Super Bowl this year. I will say there is one thing that Al Davis did that turned out to be great for die-hard Denver Bronco fans like myself. If he hadn't fired Mike Shanahan as the Raider coach during the 1988 season, there's a very good chance that the Broncos may never have won the two Super Bowls that Shanahan's leadership helped us win. Michael Lipofsky Simi Valley