Shanahan article

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  1. andre'

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    Read the rest of the article here:
    Link to Rocky Mountain News article

     
  2. Double Barrel

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    Cool story, thanks for posting!

    p.s. Please provide a link, per forum regulations.
     
  3. andre'

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    Sorry, didnt know. As I was looking for the link, a nice mod edited it for me! Thanks
     
  4. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I don't want to end up repeating too much, but as I've mentioned before, Shanahan is really impressive talking football, and more specifically, what Kubiak wants to do with the offense.

    I've been fortunate to sit through a few sessions of coaches talking coaching film, and Shanahan the younger talking film was lots of fun. He's really good with talking about why certain plays work and why other plays don't as far as positioning of players and selling of plays.

    He looks really young, but once he starts talking, you forget that.
     
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    RipTraxx Free Agent

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    I actually think Kyle is gonna blow our offense wide open. I like the idea of a young inovative Coord. with a QB guru of a head coach looking over his shoulder.
     
  6. kravix

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    IIRC the big play action bomb to AJ was something Shanny drew up right there because he saw the safeties cheating when we were only putting 1 wr on the field.
     
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    Don't think that was Shanahan. It was Kubiak, Schaub and AJ drawing up the play. Remember Sherman was OC last year.
     
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    not to mention Mr. Gibbs' insite.
     


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    Good article and good read!
     
  10. GP

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    Thinking the same thing.

    He seems to have a swagger to him. He seems to be a fireball.

    I forsee a lot of risk-taking for our offense.
     
  11. Hardcore Texan

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    Good read, thanks for sharing. :texflag:
     
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    do you think they will incorporate a bronco like running attack?
     
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    They didn't hire Alex Gibbs for his looks. :thinking:
     
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    they hired him for his fashion. everybody knows that.
     
  15. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    I thought I would dust this thread off instead of starting a new one. Last night I nutted up with a dup thread anyway.

    Good Yahoo article on Kyle I must have missed yesterday. The more I get to know this "kid" the more I like him. Besides, if AJ says he's worthy, he's worthy.

    Shanahan on fast track like his father
    By Michael Silver, Yahoo! Sports

    HOUSTON – Though he is the NFL’s youngest offensive coordinator, a 28-year-old wunderkind who’ll call plays for the Houston Texans this season, Kyle Shanahan doesn’t feel sheepish about the team’s decision to go green.


    Truth be told, the fast-tracked son of Broncos coach Mike Shanahan began acting the part long ago.

    During previous coaching stints with the Texans (as receivers coach in 2006 and quarterbacks coach in ‘07), Buccaneers (as an offensive quality control assistant from ‘04-05) and UCLA (as a graduate assistant in ‘03), Shanahan struggled to learn his place. Prone to blurting out suggestions in meetings with other coaches and players, the young assistant ultimately came to understand that such an approach made him come off as too cool for school.

    “It’s hard, especially as a young coach, you can’t just speak up and give your opinions all the time,” Shanahan said after a recent Texans practice. “I used to do that and get stares. People would look and think, ‘Is this guy showing off?’ No matter how good I thought the idea might have been, I learned it was better to catch (another coach) on the way out of the meeting and suggest it gently.”


    Mike Shanahan’s take on his precocious son? “Yeah, that would take him awhile to learn. He’s not shy.”


    Now, like his accomplished father, Kyle will get to channel his assertiveness into game plans and on-the-fly adjustments on Sundays. With the Texans coming off an 8-8 season, the most successful in their six-year history, there is talk in Houston of a first-ever playoff appearance. With a promising quarterback in Matt Schaub and a star wideout in Andre Johnson, this is a team with the potential for big things on offense.

    Read on....
     
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    So now we know why Chris Brown was REALLY cut. Good article
     
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    I don't have any problem with Shanahan's youth. I'm excited to have a young, creative mind in charge of our offense. Besides, who could be better mentors than Kubiak and Gibbs?
     
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    Now, a year later after this thread was first started what are your evaluations of the young Shanny?

    Though the ground game hasn't flourished, this passing attack remains one of the most lethal in the league

    So are you all happy with how he turned out?
     
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    Pretty much. There have been peaks and valleys, but overall did reasonably well in his first rodeo as an OC.
     
  20. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I'm not a fan. Too often our offense throws a play out there that leaves everyone (including Andre Johnson by his own admission) scratching their heads. 30 minutes of good football followed by 30 minutes of stumbling around like they just woke up does not make Shanahan a success. He's shown ability but he hasn't got it straight yet.

    Next year it's learn, grow, and improve or hit the road I believe.
     

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