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Shanahan has lofty expectations

Mike Shanahan reflects on a difficult offseason and talks about his expectations for the upcoming season in the Weekly Conversation.

Originally Published: July 20, 2007
By Graham Bensinger | Special to ESPN.com

With Denver having trouble scoring, Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan made a late-season change at quarterback in 2006. With five games remaining, rookie Jay Cutler, the 11th overall pick in the 2006 draft, took over for veteran Jake Plummer.

Denver's quest for a playoff berth came down to the season's final game at Invesco Field. In overtime, the Broncos lost to the 49ers and finished the season at 9-7, the best record of teams that didn't make the playoffs.

Hours after Denver's final ...

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