I have grown up in Australia after moving here from England when I was 10 years old, I adopted the Redskins as my team early in life but only really truly started following the NFL on a daily basis these last 5 years or so. after I had Cable TV for the first time and became addicted to ESPN, before that I jsut watched the Superbowl every year, which beleive it or not is very rare for ppl in this country.
Anyway what I need explained to me is the reputation of MIke Shanahan, NOW I get that he has rings, but it seems to me that he had one of the best QB's in the business for a very long time and still relied on 4th quarter heroics, more disturbuingly it seems to me that he has spent the past 6 years in a very weak division with a QB who is highly rated (though I think Cutler is Overrated. ,many experts rate him highly so who am I to argue) and has achieved very little indeed. I havent checked the exact stats but I think he has only made the Playoffs a couple of times since Elway and when there has done NOTHING of any value.
Surely we need a coach who has proven he does not need a great QB to succeed. Again I could be wrong but didnt Cowher do well without anyone specieal under center, and Holmgren did well with Favre and got his rings, but he also took an average Seattle team to a SUperbowl and reguarly had them in the playoffs.
I just worry that if Shanahan had trouble navigating a Weak division, how the hell will he cope with the NFC EAST
Look I am probably wrong to worry about this and may have my facts screwed up and I look forward to being corrected if that is the case.