Good Morning, MHR Friends! My brother-in-law Brock (who's a big Packers fan) asked me an interesting question the other day, about whether I thought Mike Shanahan could end up coaching Green Bay next year. At first, I gave him a quick "Are you nuts?!" but after thinking about it my curiosity was piqued; great young QB, decent defense, coach and GM under fire - O-Line and running game in need of fixing - perhaps a Shanny/Gibbs special. Last night, some talking head mentioned a possible reunion with Cutler in Chicago, with Lovie Smith now on the hot seat. Personally, I've had Shanny heading to Dallas next year in my mind all along; but now what if Wade and the Boys go deep into the playoffs? Would Shanny really work for Dan Snyder in Washington? What do you folks think?
DB - Becoming a Champion Corner - Chris Gentilviso
"There were no changes to the Broncos’ Week 10 Injury Report on Friday. On the Redskins’ side, after not participating in either Wednesday or Thursday’s practice, RB Ladell Betts (ankle) was a limited participant on Friday. He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at FedEx Field. A non-participant in Thursday’s session, P Hunter Smith (right groin) was a limited participant on Friday. He is also listed as questionable."
DPP - Paxton's streak to hit 100 games - Mike Klis
"Josh Barrett, a safety in the Broncos' "big nickel" package and a key special teams player, is listed as doubtful for the game Sunday because of a strained hamstring. Right tackle Ryan Harris will miss his second straight game with dislocated right toe. DE Ryan McBean is questionable (knee)."
WP - Redskins Gameday: Week 10, Redskins vs. Broncos - Doug Farrar & Paul Tenorio
A breakdown of Sunday's matchups, plus a neat animation of the Broncos' Wild Horses formation.
WP - Punter Smith might return Sunday against Broncos - Rick Maese
If not Smith, then Sam Paulescu (who was beaten out by Brett Kern in '08 for the Denver job) would punt for Washington.
AFC West News
SN - Week 10: 10 bold predictions on playoff picture - RealScouts
RealScouts thinks the Dolts will win the division and the Broncos will miss the playoffs...
Week 10 Picks and Previews
NYT - Week 10 N.F.L. Matchups - Mike Tanier
"Tips if you are going to FedEx Field: 1) Do not look DeAngelo Hall in the eyes. He will think you are challenging him. 2) Do not carry a sign to the stadium denigrating the Sherman Lewis-Sherman Smith by referencing Mister Peabody, Sherman T. Potter or General Tecumseh Sherman. Also, no swimming in Sherman’s Lagoon."
ESPN - NFC playoffs likely headed indoors - Adam Schefter
"Upset of the week: Redskins over Broncos -- Denver, coming off a physical Monday night loss, now travels back East to play a Redskins team that showed signs of life against the Falcons in Week 9."
Special JC Section
I don't go out of my way to post Cutler articles; after Thursday, he's one of the biggest stories around...
NFP - Diner morning news: It’s not all Cutler’s fault - Mike Lombardi
"Don’t be too fast throwing Bears QB Jay Cutler into the Jeff George category. Trust me, he’s not Jeff George. He was careless with the football twice Thursday night, but he’s not Jeff George."
Where do you think Mike Shanahan will be coaching in 2010?
Chicago (96 votes)
Dallas (115 votes)
Green Bay (30 votes)
Washington (59 votes)
None of the above (62 votes)
362 total votes