When you have a good thing going, don't get away from it
Mike Shanahan has long been known as one of the NFL's most aggressive play-callers. A good example is this one — called the Keeper X-Post — that he used in Super Bowl XXXIII after his assistants told him that the receiver could get open on a post pattern. It went for an 80-yard touchdown. Redskins fans will find out quickly that Shanahan doesn't leave arrows in his quiver — when he spots tendencies to exploit, he goes after them. A deep post on first-and-10, deep in your own territory, against a blitzing defense? That's a high-risk situation, but in Shanahan's mind, the potential rewards make rolling the dice worth it.
— Doug Farrar