Officially put me in the boat that I want to see another year with Shanahan Squared. I think 99% of the fan base is in agreement with me, but at the same time, it's clear that with this coaching staff, "It's my way or the highway." (Arguably the worst cliche in the history of the English language). We saw this first hand when the Redskins converted to the 3-4 and put several star players in positions they've never played before (Haynesworth, Andre Carter, arguably Orakpo, etc).
According to Jake Plummer, the same goes for the offense:
Hey, I was lucky to get the opportunity to play for [Mike] Shanahan. He helped turn my career around and gave me a chance to show that I was a winner regardless of how things went down.
His style is just what it is. I think we are seeing he isn't the special coach we thought he was. He's a great coach, but he's not like some of those guys that will take a player...Coach [John] Fox man look at what he is doing. You think he is going to force Tebow to throw 30 times a game? No. They are going to try to win with what he can do and it is kind of fun to see since they are bucking the system in the NFL. They are running the option. Are you kidding me?"
For the record Part I: This time last year Plummer said, "Shanahan is still searching for the next John Elway."
For the record Part II: After Plummer made it to the AFC Championship game, Shanahan traded up in the draft to pick Cutler, who he later started mid-season for a benched Plummer.
My question to Plummer, "OK, so what are Grossman's strengths and how do you play to them?"