Kye Shanahan is also the guy who called the plays with 4:00 to go, the lead down to 8, but the ball on the Pats 22. At that point they could have played it smart, taken the gift of two big gains, re-extended the lead to 2-scores (11 points) and forced the Pats to burn time outs. But he wanted to go for it, and they wound up not even getting the FG attempt, didn't cause NE to exhaust their time outs, and kept the deficit one score.
Yet Shanahan was able to get a job pretty quickly. It was not as much of a gaffe as Darrell Bevell's brilliant strategy, but it was on the short list.
I'm not saying Quinn is the guy I want or would be a great move, but that meltdown was just as much on Shanahan's play calling when everything was on the line as anything Quinn did.