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Bronco bucks would be freed up by Shanahan deal

If the Redskins can work out the final details and reel in former Denver coach Mike Shanahan, Daniel Snyder won't be the only NFL owner who will be smiling broadly. Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has a lot of reasons to hope Shanahan agrees to coach in 2010. In fact, he's got about 7 million of them.

Here's an explanation and excerpt from The Denver Post this morning:

Shanahan has collected a paycheck from Broncos owner Pat Bowlen for the past 370 days. Once Shanahan signs a new contract, Bowlen will be relieved of roughly half of his remaining financial burden, having to pay only about $7 million of the $14 million he owes Shanahan through 2011, the duration of his contract with the Broncos.

Is Shanahan the right guy?

Vote now.

By Rick Maese  |  January 5, 2010; 10:46 AM ET
Categories:  Mike Shanahan  
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Comments

Broncos... we don't care about no stinkin broncos!

Posted by: EinVB | January 5, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Certainly that is leverage for a huge contract.

Figure 10 mil a year over 5?

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | January 5, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Just get him signed and displayed for the fans to get some relief already.HTTR

Posted by: brummie_redskin | January 5, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Brian Cushing ... DROTY.

Orakpo....2 votes.

Posted by: swowra | January 5, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

First to say... what is taking so dang long!

Posted by: EinVB | January 5, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Cushing wins defensive rookie award in landslide
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 5, 2010 11:03 AM ET
Texans rookie linebacker Brian Cushing wasn't even always the most well regarded linebacker on the USC Trojans. Now he's been recognized as the best rookie defender in the entire league.

Cushing received 39 of a possible 50 votes to win the AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Tuesday. Bills safety Jairus Byrd finished second with six votes, while Cushing's college teammate Clay Matthews finished third with three votes. Redskins pass rush Brian Orakpo got two.

We're surprised at the margin of victory, but can't argue with the result. Cushing racked up 133 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions and forced two fumbles.

There were games, like the win in Cincinnati, that Cushing simply took over.

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if he'd been hand in the dirt all season like he should have been it would have been a different story!

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 5, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | January 5, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

And geuss who advocated Cushing for the #11 pick last year??

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 5, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

"Is Shanahan the right guy?"


Does it matter at this point?

This is like asking if the parachute works just after you've jumped out the window.

Let's get to the presser, the handshake before the three gleaming trophies, and helicopter ride to the congratulatory dinner please.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 5, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I didn't get to see that Fiesta Bowl last night, were there any interesting prospects?

Some about TCU and Boise makes me go "meh".

Posted by: RedDMV | January 5, 2010 10:57 AM

Both teams have super fast smurf receivers. Not sure we need those. TCU has a stud DE, but we have Jarmon. Boise State has a Hunter Smith wannabe (maybe willbe) ... fake punt long pass completion, fake fake punt pooch punt, followed by tackle.

Also, SMACK, the Fiesta Bowl trophy is C'Mon Man sized b/c each team also literally gets a bowl filled with Tostitos® ... lots of them, like enough to host a fiesta.

Posted by: dcsween | January 5, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I don't think Shanahan had anything to do with Sherm Lewis. Sherm Lewis was Vinny using a Lifeline to Phone-A-Friend b/c Sherm Lewis has a very high percentage rate of scoring from the red zone ... which was the reason for the Skins' fail in the early part of the season. Even the worst game of the season (fans booing the Skins win over the Rams at 9-7) was b/c of points left on the field and exchange for Suisham FGs.

Posted by: dcsween | January 5, 2010 10:57 AM


Sweeny...Sherm Lewis has been retired over 2/3 years. Vinny nor Zorn know him from anywhere. And Vinny can just pick up the phone and ask Lewis to come work as a consultant in an unfamiliar division?

That's the biggest bullcrap ever.

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 5, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

thanks for the advice mr. moe. but i don't have the time or the will to make time for the league. i personally (key word there) can't afford to as in (if i died today i doubt spending time watching tv would have accomplished much) spending more than 4-6 hours on sports each week.

but you, mr. moe, can aspire to be the next AMTTS (art monk to the sticks) that correctly predicted way before the draft that the skins will draft landry.

wish you all the best!

btw...i knew about andre johnson but i think the jury is still out about schaub? no?

also someone asked which backup last week after i suggested that skins pick up a backup from one of the teams...and i said i don't know cuz it's not my job to know. but i think the chargers backup did well against the skins starting D than JCamp did against their 2nd and 3rd string D. No?

Posted by: dealer1 | January 5, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Channel 7 reporting Joe Bugel is to announce his retirement today

Goodbye Joe

Posted by: BenchCampbell | January 5, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Channel 7 reporting Joe Bugel to announce his retirement today

Goodbye Joe

Posted by: BenchCampbell | January 5, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

And geuss who advocated Cushing for the #11 pick last year??

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 5, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Certainly not me. I wouldn't have drafted him until the third round. Let's see where Cushing is in 5 years. He's a roid freak and his body will fall apart.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 5, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

remember hamsters PAskinsfan believes JC will be a HOF

Posted by: BenchCampbell | January 5, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/010509_Giants_fire_defensive_coordinator_Bill_Sheridan.html

Check this quote out. The Giants want this guy as their new offensive coordinator. Funny, we never hear his name down here:

As for a replacement, Coughlin could go a similar NFC East route to the one he took in naming Spagnuolo, who was the Philadelphia Eagles’ linebackers coach before becoming the Giants’ coordinator in 2007. Kirk Olivadotti has been the Washington Redskins’ linebackers coach for the past three seasons and has worked under coordinators such as Ray Rhodes, Marvin Lewis and Gregg Williams during his 10-year stay with the Redskins.

Olivadotti turned 36 on New Year’s Day and would qualify as the young, energizing type Coughlin reportedly is seeking to rejuvenate his defense. His father, Tom, was an NFL defensive coordinator with Miami and also coached the Giants’ linebackers from 2000 through 2003.

Posted by: keithrjackson | January 5, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Bullcrap Measurer, Vinny has been around for longer than 2/3 years ... Sherm Lewis was coaching/coordinating in the same league that Vinny worked in. The Ownership has had to hire how many coaches since he swiped the team from John Kent Cooke? Multiply that times the numbers of times the Rooney Rule requires at least one interview and think about who gets those interviews (hint, guys with some success on the field).

What interest would Shanahan have in Sherm Lewis getting hired? So that Zorn could win more games?

C'Mon, Man!

Posted by: dcsween | January 5, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Boise State has a Hunter Smith wannabe (maybe willbe) ... fake punt long pass completion, fake fake punt pooch punt, followed by tackle.

Posted by: dcsween | January 5, 2010 11:14 AM

He'll end up playing for a team that Danny Smith or Jim Zorn is involved with.

Posted by: League-Source | January 5, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Channel 7 reporting Joe Bugel is to announce his retirement today

Posted by: BenchCampbell | January 5, 2010 11:17 AM
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Vinny is still sitting in his office, at REdskins Park, until Feb 26th..
Considering the walk-ons and casts-offs cah-rap..Vinny delivered to Buges the last 2 years...while spending gabillions on the Defense..
What would you do if you were Buges walking by Vinny's office on your last day at Redskins Park??

a. Stand on his desk and...
b. Stand on his desk and...
c. Stand on his desk and..

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 5, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Olivadotti's name comes up a lot up here. He was the offensive quality control guy after Coy Gibbs left, and Grilliams brought him in as an up and comer.

Posted by: dcsween | January 5, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

'Rak should have drawn more votes, but it's hard to make a case against Cushing. Impact plays are what people look at in this league, and dude had 4 picks and forced two fumbles. If 'Rak could have scored on that fumble against the Raiders, he might have had a better shot.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 5, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Ed Lover should sue ESPN for co-opting his "C'mon son" schtick.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | January 5, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I "guessed" that ShLewis may have been a Shanny spy to start some talent evaluation, but its also true that ShLewis and Vinny have ties out of the SFO Walsh era.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 5, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: dcsween | January 5, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

but its also true that ShLewis and Vinny have ties out of the SFO Walsh era.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | January 5, 2010 11:28 AM |

And so does Shanny...who took the WCO to Oakland....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 5, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

remember hamsters PAskinsfan believes JC will be a HOF

Posted by: BenchCampbell | January 5, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I never said anything remotely close to that and since we're just making stuff up now I think you should stop banging horses. Sure they don't complain about your back hair or your smell but it's just plain wrong.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 5, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

I'm perfectly happy with drafting Orakpo over Cushing. Orakpo had a great rookie year and should be an elite pass rusher for the Redskins for the next 8+ years.

Posted by: dfbovey | January 5, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Ed Lover should sue ESPN for co-opting his "C'mon son" schtick.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | January 5, 2010 11:27 AM


On the last C'mon Son, he did get on ESPN for that. Hard to tell who had that first, though.

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 5, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

I like how Shannahan is USING the skins like a prostitute, as leverage to get a different job HE DOESNT WANT TO COACH HERE PEOPLE. Dont you get it...

Posted by: Incognito00 | January 5, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

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