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Report: Shanahan wasn't going to cut Marshall

It was more than a week ago that Florio wrote how he didn’t believe the ESPN report that Broncos coach Mike Shanahan was going to cut Brandon Marshall.

The issue would appear to be dead at this point.  But in true PFT style, let’s make sure it’s really dead with another flogging.

The Denver Post writes Shanahan has been telling people that the report is not true, and that he had no intention of cutting Marshall.  Which makes a lot of sense.

Shanahan, after all, was the man who kept giving Travis Henry chances to turn his life around.  There were many other players far less talented than Marshall with worse off-field issues that received second chances in Denver.

Marshall is at no risk of getting cut by the new staff either, but he has some work to do to guarantee a full complement of snaps.  If Marshall doesn’t get up to speed, the Broncos are a lot more likely to let him walk via free agency next offseason.  

Maybe he can hook up with Shanahan’s new team then.

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24 Responses to “Report: Shanahan wasn't going to cut Marshall”
  1. Gautam says: Sep 23, 2009 2:27 PM

    has to be Dallas or Washington I suppose :S

  2. prophet of the light says: Sep 23, 2009 2:27 PM

    I would trade him though.

  3. milehiclown says: Sep 23, 2009 2:37 PM

    What burns me–regardless of the subject–is the lack of accountability at ESPN or “serious” news outlets.
    MORT LIED.
    HE. MADE. IT. UP.
    And he still works there. If anybody who worked at the NYTimes or WallStreetJournal made up anything they would be canned. IN.STANT.LY. And they have been (See Jayson Blair).
    How ESPN has any credibility is beyond me.

  4. peskys_pole says: Sep 23, 2009 2:38 PM

    How is this relevant to Week 3 of the 2009 NFL season?

  5. The Others says: Sep 23, 2009 2:41 PM

    Yes Shanahan’s new team Redskins cough cough

  6. Child Please! says: Sep 23, 2009 2:44 PM

    Another Mort story proved meritless. How long can he continue to spew these untruths without repercussion?

  7. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 23, 2009 2:45 PM

    It was more than a week ago that Florio wrote how he didn’t believe the ESPN report that Broncos coach Mike Shanahan was going to cut Brandon Marshall.
    —————————–
    Yeah, and that was two days after reporting that Shanahan WAS going to cut Marshall. Way to stand your ground, Mike! Top notch!

  8. AnnoyingKnowItAll says: Sep 23, 2009 2:47 PM

    From the first time i heard Mort report that, i was like….Ummm…No… It seems to me that Mort has been more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’ lately…

  9. Tdk24 says: Sep 23, 2009 3:16 PM

    Now Shannarat is greasing the skids to bring Marshall to Washington next year huh?

  10. eastcoasthop says: Sep 23, 2009 3:25 PM

    Shanahan is telling folks at the country club that he is the next coach in Dallas. I guess JJ will have to interview Romeo or Herm to keep Rooney happy.

  11. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 23, 2009 3:43 PM

    i appreciate the correction of previous assumptions and all that, but more importantly, why was this a big deal in the first place?
    who cares what the ex-coach was going to do months ago? should have been a non-issue from the get-go, true or not.

  12. JSpicoli says: Sep 23, 2009 3:47 PM

    Shanny likes his thugs. He kept signing guys like Dale Carter, Maurice Clarette, etc.
    If one of these idiots actually produces, what makes you think he is going to cut them for anything off the field?

  13. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 23, 2009 3:56 PM

    milehiclown says:
    September 23, 2009 2:37 PM
    What burns me–regardless of the subject–is the lack of accountability at ESPN or “serious” news outlets.
    MORT LIED.
    HE. MADE. IT. UP.
    And he still works there. If anybody who worked at the NYTimes or WallStreetJournal made up anything they would be canned. IN.STANT.LY. And they have been (See Jayson Blair).
    How ESPN has any credibility is beyond me.
    ——————————————-
    Are you kidding me?
    As fiction goes, I rank the NYTimes right up there with the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, and my X-Men comics…
    (But I agree w/ you otherwise–Stuart Scott has a better chance at winning a staring contest than ESPN ever does at showing actual journalistic integrity/accountability….)

  14. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 23, 2009 4:17 PM

    Of couse in true PFT style, did Florio or any of his “staff” call Mort to get to the bottom of this? Heck no! That might spoil the story! That might be real reporting.
    “How ESPN has any credibility is beyond me.” How PFT has as much street credit should be beyond everyone. Way, way, way too many stories re-reporting what another news outlet has produced. Little research and little original journalism. Florio gets a pass, yet he has as much room to improve as anyone, but lets not look into that, lets hammer ESPN again.

  15. Raiders own the Steelers says: Sep 23, 2009 4:35 PM

    Denver Mules RIP 2009.
    Raiders 47 Denver Omlettes 3

  16. BillBoy says: Sep 23, 2009 4:37 PM

    And “Shanahan’s new team” will be your Superbowl bound Washington Redskins

  17. florio's_mom says: Sep 23, 2009 4:39 PM

    The Chargers will lose a few games and fire Norv and hire Shanny. That way Shanny can beat up on the two teams that fired him. He wants revenge.

  18. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 23, 2009 4:52 PM

    Of course the proof that Denver Post writer Jeff Legwold offered? “All I can tell you is that Shanahan has told people I know very well the report was not true, that he had no intention of cutting Marshall.”
    Wow- real believeable proof. And Florio has taken to this style of “fact-based” reporting 100%. So yeah- real reason to hammer ESPN, who appears to be about the same as PFT in this aspect…

  19. Raiders own the Steelers says: Sep 23, 2009 4:53 PM

    Shanny blow hard will end coaching the Washington Redstorms next season.

  20. sim448 says: Sep 23, 2009 4:57 PM

    mort and his son do have a lot in common, they both stink at their jobs.

  21. IWanttoPunchFloriointheFace says: Sep 23, 2009 5:02 PM

    Uhh, who cares?

  22. Raiders own the Steelers says: Sep 23, 2009 5:16 PM

    Shunny was overated

  23. Orange&Blue says: Sep 24, 2009 2:39 PM

    PFT blows ESPN away. ESPN completely fabricates stories and passes them off as being true. PFT at least lets you know they are rumors.
    Mort is a jerk and should be fired. We all know Florio has used-car-slaesman tendencies, but his reports are far more reliable than Morts. Everytime.

  24. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 24, 2009 3:53 PM

    ZombieRevolution – you guys can’t have your cake & eat it to with regards to breaking stories & crediting existing stories.
    PFT isn’t the only source to report anything – NO news outlet is.
    that is why they report every piece of news, even if they aren’t the first. What you complain about in PFT reporting existing stories, others laud PFT in giving links to their reports & not just fabricating stories.
    When PFT doesn’t do this, they’re just rumor-mongering (according to the posters). When they report on other stories and back it up with links, they are just repeating already known news.
    well you can’t complain about both. pick one.
    complain as you may, at least PFT owns up to everything. I prefer PFT as a one-stop shop for NFL news. You surely won’t get that at SI or ESPN.

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