Why No, I Won’t Cry for You, Mike Shanahan

By the time you read this, heck, by the time I’m finished writing this, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is likely to be out of his job.

This has become a macabre ritual on the Monday following the end of the regular NFL season: the Black Monday head coach death watch. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, already received his pink slip, after less than a full year on the job and a 4-12 record. Reports are that Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has suffered a similar fate.

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An Icy Morning

Oh, Mike Shanahan, looketh what thou hast wrought.

The first time I ever saw a coach “ice” an opposing kicker, the Denver Broncos were doing it to the Raiders’ Sebastian Janikowski. A split second before the snap on a potentially-game winning field goal, Broncos coach Shanahan called a time out. Janikowski’s first kick went through. The kick that counted bounced off the upright.

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