Mike Shanahan

The Shanahan Playbook

Mike Shanahan's offense in Denver was consistenly among the league's elite, helping the Broncos win two Super Bowls. These examples should give you some insight into his thinking as he tries to reinvigorate the Redskins.
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The art of stretching a defense till it breaks

Mike Shanahan's Denver teams were renowned for making all-pros out of obscure offensive linemen and late-round running backs. His offense sends running backs inside and outside behind blockers operating in tandem. In addition, Shanahan will go into his bag of tricks once in a while and produce run plays that leave defenses wondering what just happened. This is a good example of Shanahan's ability to stretch defenses horizontally with the running game.

— Doug Farrar

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