And can we still call him "Ratface" if he does become our head coach?
Wendler over at Warpaint Illustrated constructs a good argument that the Chiefs' next head coach should be Mike Shanahan.
If you can get past your division-rivalry bias, you might come to realize just exactly what I did when the Denver Broncos surprisingly axed their longtime head coach last week – Mike Shanahan is exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs need. It couldn’t be a more perfect fit.
Wendler makes two main points in his argument.
1) Shanahan builds great offensive lines/rushing offenses.
Over the last 10 years, the Broncos ranked in the top 10 in rushing offense eight times. That’s significant because they did it without a consistent feature back. Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson, Clinton Portis, Reuben Droughns, Tatum Bell, Travis Henry, Selvin Young, take your pick. All experienced success in Shanahan’s zone-blocking, cutback scheme.
2) Shanahan can identify and develop talent at the QB position -
Of course there’s more to Shanahan than just ridiculous success with running games. At his heart, as a former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Shanahan is a quarterback guru.
It’s probably not coincidence that Steve Young finally won a Super Bowl after he hooked up with Shanahan. The same can be said for John Elway, who curiously seemed to either go to the Super Bowl or simply win it when Shanahan was his quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator or head coach
Wendler goes on to discuss Shanahan's biggest weakness - a complete lack of anything resembling the ability to construct a defense, or even to pick defensive coaches who can do so.
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