Is Mikey Looking For A Way Out?
I’m sure everyone has seen the story from ESPN about how Mike Shanahan considered quitting last season after the season. Supposedly, he cleaned out his office in advance of the playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. All of this is according to a team source. My question is, is Mike the source? Is Mike looking for an out that he thinks would preserve his image? I find it funny this story comes out after Kubiak is fired and Shanny’s name has been mentioned several times as a possible replacement. Let’s also remember where Mike pulled his son from to join him. Also, what’s with Mike accepting blame for today’s game. I can’t recall him doing that before today.
Now, this could all be true but I’m thinking if Snyder was doing all of this, we would have heard about it before. Not just now. [UPDATE] If this is true and Snyder is enabling players over coaches, then he didn’t do what he told fans he would do in getting out of the way. We can’t really punish him but seeing the results he’s seeing should be punishment enough. Well, we could stop buying tickets to games and hit him in his pocket.
I say send Mike packing today. Don’t wait until the end of the season to do it. If his mind was on quitting and not 100% on the Seattle Seahawks, then we don’t want him here. Based on today’s game against the Chiefs, it looks like the team has quit on him anyway.
If Snyder were to do this, he couldn’t get rid of everyone right away. He would need an interim coach for a couple of games.
I say do it.