January 12, 2004 - Five years ago the Denver Broncos were on their way to a second consecutive Super Bowl victory. Five years ago? Yeah, five long years ago for Mike Shanahan. Without his co-stars — John Elway and a healthy Terrell Davis — the so-called "Mastermind" hasn't been able to direct a Super Bowl sequel, or even win a single playoff game since the glory days.
History has lessons for Shanahan - Denver Post - Woody Paige
Sunday, January 11, 2004 - Napoleon was an infallible, ever-victorious, authoritarian leader and a brilliant military strategist - a mastermind. But then he was decisively defeated and totally humiliated on the road, and his power, influence and reputation were enduringly eroded. Most everyone, including his soldiers and disciples, turned against him. The Little Emperor had to abdicate. Mike Shanahan has one more year. Super Bowl or abdication.
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