Friday, August 1, 2008

Mike Shanahan lays it on the line

During an interview w/ The Fan 950 this morning, the coach shockingly threw down the motherfucking gauntlet. Here's the money shot:

"We will not miss the playoffs"

He even went so far as to say that not only would the Donks be playing in January, but they could do "something special" when they got there.

Now, has anyone ever heard Shanahan offer up any kind of insight or some bold prediction during an interview or press conference or anything like that? No. The man gives you nothing. He spews the same old bland lines and lame cliches that almost every other coach and player in the league gives. Shanahan and Belichick are the masters of talking to the media while not saying anything.

LOVE the enthusiasm from the coach. Love. It.

I don't think this is just him issuing a challenge to the team. That's not how he operates. I think that if he's jacked up enough to actually say it, he's gotta be serious. He didn't say that shit last year, or the year before, or the year before that. I've never heard him say it. I think he actually believes it.


Denver Obsession said...

I'm glad you were as blown away by this as me. I don't know why this isn't ALL OVER THE PLACE!?! Maybe people don't know Shanahan, but you're dead right, man. Shanahan does NOT offer predictions or promises like this. It's completely unheard of!

I'm wondering if this is evidence of Shanahan feeling the pressure to 'get it done' this year more than any other in recent history.

Hercules Rockefeller said...

I think that's good. He needs a kick in the ass. Something to spark him up. He's had an unchecked reign for well over a decade now. There's gotta be some kind of oversight.

If he maybe thinks his job and reputation are on the line this year, he can only get better. And he will.