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I'm sure this inclusion already has droves of Washington Redskins fans furiously searching for their "F" key, presumably not to call me a "friend", but come on guys.
Mike Shanahan is one of the most overrated coaches in the NFL.
Yes, he led the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl championships in 1997 and 1998. But those were over 10 years ago. Since then, he's been to one AFC Championship game (2005, Denver) and three AFC wildcard games (2000, 2003, 2004, Denver) and has lost all four of these contests, absolutely embarrassed in two of them.
In 2010, Shanahan led the Redskins to a 6-10 record. But that wasn't the extent of his damage. He also managed to trade for, and shortly thereafter ruin, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, forking over valuable draft picks to NFC East rivals in the process.
He managed to help turn Albert Haynesworth from underperforming contract albatross to non-performing contract albatross (have fun eating that cap hit, Dan Snyder, because he's not getting moved.)
And most impressively, he managed to scapegoat former Redskins and Indianapolis Colts punter Hunter Smith for a series of special teams error, prompting Smith to say "playing the last two years in Washington, man, it's something else...you'd never be short of columns. It's amazing. I can't say enough about the contrast between the two franchises (Indianapolis and Washington)."
Shanahan builds his reputation on being a disciplinarian, but unfortunately, he's often just as short-tempered and haphazard as the players he condemns for the same behavior.
Most members of the media initially thought Shanahan was a much needed warden for a Washington franchise in need of some policing, but if 2010 was any indication, Shanahan's presence has actually harmed the team.