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Has the game passed Shanahan by?


This is just a hypothetical question, but considering people were quick to say this of Joe Gibbs I say this question is totally fair.

The Redskins are better run organization, save the Albert Haynesworth situation, and anyone can see that.  But two games in a row we have seen the team fail to make adjustments and losing because of that.  In Shanahan’s last few seasons in Denver, he experienced late collapses.  In 2008, the Broncos crashed to earth, despite leading the AFC West and missed the playoffs all together.  Was that because Shanahan was unable to adjust and keep his team moving forward?

Two quick points that have led me to this idea

1.  With the clock ticking and the pass game needing to come into play, why was Torain still in there?  Result the pass protection suffered and he even contributed in giving up a sack.

2. The middle of the field was extremely soft, why no adjustments? And why not play the run tighter?

I have yet to see Mike Shanahan make a mid-game adjustment.  That is what I am looking for.  I just hope it happens soon.

I think I am going to be sick…but what do you think?

Has the game passed Shanahan by?

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  • SkinsFanForever

    Any comments on the Portis situation?

  • http://riggosrag.com Riggo’s Rag

    Supposedly, it was in the “gameplan” to have Torain in those situations. That’s fine to implement game planning, but after he failed to produce after the first three runs, why leave him in there? I understand the doghouse treatment, but in the middle of a game? I am beginning to think that egos are taking over this team. Not level headed coaching. I hope I am wrong.

    • SkinsFanForever

      In the Shanny news conference, he said something about Portis’ hands??

      • Ryan John Estorninos

        It appears that Portis’s wrist was the reason and ball security the issue. Good pointer that SkinsFanForever. Let’s hope he gets it straightened out. I like what Torain brings, but I love to see the backfield work as a whole.

  • http://www.cheepfootballtickets.com Ticket Man

    For the last 17 years it just seems the same questions keep repeating. IS it the coach’s fault, who knows. It’s all about protecting the QB and a pass rush and although the 3-4 is a cool defense you do need the right kind of players for that scheme. Sean Taylor would have complemented this very well.