Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Say what?

I'm fifteen minutes into this Shanny-Bowlen presser and it was apparently a "spur of the moment" decision based on the fact that "fourteen years is long enough," and/or "it's time to go in a different direction" and/or "it's time to move on."

He keeps saying shit like "Mike was doing a good job" and "Mike did a great job" and "Mike is a great coach" and that the decision "wasn't based on one game or one season."

It also apparently had nothing to do with Shanny refusing to fire Slowik either, saying "I've always let Mike pick his own staff, his own coaches. I think he's done a great job in that area. I don't think that I am qualified to start evaluating whether a defensive coordinator or a quarterback coach is the right guy. That's not my job"

He's also "never been a believer that there's a coach for life" (even though "coach for life" is a fucking direct Pat Bowlen quote)

What's the real reason, Pat? Let's hear it. Did he nail your wife? Did he run over your dog? Did he cough herpes on you?

The fuck is going on here?


Kyle said...

Something must have happened. You don't just wake up one day and fire Shanahan. But I think the point behind all the "just time move on" crap is he's not going to start slinging mud.

So we'll never know "what really happened."

Hercules Rockefeller said...

I get that, and I like that everyone is parting on good terms publicly, but people like you and me need some kind of reason here. Any reason.

Just make something up.