This ranking is based a lot on past performance, and after the Rex Grossman Incident, I feel even less confident about it. It's as if the Redkins were forced to give Donovan McNabb a $40 million apology because Shanahan is a bad liar. All he needed to say after that Houston game was, "I just didn't feel like Donovan was playing well, and I wanted to see if I could shake things up. He's still our starter." Instead, he fell victim to the classic Washington blunder: The cover-up is always worse than the crime. All that said, I can go two ways with this: Shanahan has won only one playoff game without John Elway, and the game may have passed him by a bit. On the other hand, he coaches the running game as well as anyone in this era, and he once managed to make Jay Cutler into a credible quarterback, which seems more shocking by the week. Yes, he should be ranked higher based on the success he had in Denver, but I think he needs to prove Elway and Terrell Davis weren't the main reason he now has a reputation his recent resume hasn't lived up to.