Yes, according to the  ESPN news outlet Mike Shanahan head coach of the Denver Broncos was let go Tuesday afternoon following one of the most up and down seasons the Broncos have had in the last ten years.  The loss to San Diego eliminating the Broncos playoff chances was most likely the last straw.  They are the first NFL team to blow a three-game divisional lead with three games to go in the regular season

Pat Bowlen was quoted saying "After giving this careful consideration, I have concluded that a change in our football operations is in the best interests of the Denver Broncos. This is certainly a difficult decision, but one that I feel must be made and which will ultimately be in the best interests of all concerned.  I appreciate the 21 years that Mike Shanahan has given to the organization as an assistant and head coach, and the two Super Bowl wins in that time," Bowlen said in the statement. "His contributions hold a special place in Broncos history."

Bowlen said that the team will hold a news conference on Wednesday morning to make the announcement, and Shanahan will speak shortly thereafter

Mike has been head coach of the Broncos since 1995 with a winning record of 146-89 and two back to back Super Bowl Championships in 1998 and 1999.

Do you think this is the right move for the Broncos or do think  Shanahan should have been able to finish out the two years in his contract with Cutler at the helm?

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