“Redskins fans deserve a better result” – Shanahan Fired

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From Redskins.com:

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have relieved Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan of his duties with the team.

“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” Owner Daniel M. Snyder said. “We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”

“We are going to take a smart, step-by-step approach to finding the right coach to return the Redskins to where we believe we should be,” Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen said. “We will analyze accurately and honestly all of the decisions that were made over the past year.”

28 Comment

  • Someone needs to fire Snyder!

    • How is it Snyder’s fault that the team won 24 games and lost 40 games. Didn’t Shanny get everything he wanted? He got the autonomy he asked for … ok so the star QB was friendly with the owner. News flash, but that happens everywhere in the league and that was one year … how do you explain the other two years of mediocrity

      • Redskins have been mediocre for more than two years. I think people are talking about owners general aura of negative energy from his policies of suing his fans, name change and general douchebaggery and greediness of Snyder. They gave up future draft picks for RG3 and it doesn’t seem worth it this year. Go Ravens!!!!!

  • “Redskins fans deserve a better result” which is why Dan Snyder should sell the team and let another owner take over.

  • No so we will have an owner committed to building a team that wins instead of one committed to the almighty dollar.

  • Dan Snyder has been named the interim head coach.

  • jim_ed

    I hate Dan Snyder more than just about anyone, but it’s tough to lay this debacle at his feet. Over the last four years he’s basically done what we all wanted – fired Vinny Cerrato, handed control of the player personnel to actual football professionals, and generally kept his face out of the spotlight. It didn’t work out, and he’s eating the $13 mil to fire Shannhan. I just hope he makes a good hire moving forward.

  • The only person getting what he wants here is Shanahan.

  • Snyder kind of played this out for media attention. There is no way Shanahan was going to keep his job given the last 4 years especially with this season included. He should have been fired on the flight back home. It just reeks of attention whoring and tackiness to leak the story of him likely getting fired and then waiting until the next morning. However, Shanahan, I am sure has no problems with getting paid for by Snyder for the next year.

  • Bring back Jim Zorn! 🙂

  • Man, it must be really nice to have turned in a horrible winning record for the 4 years you are there, making 7 million a year to do it, then get fired and still get paid another 7 million to go away. I need me one of those jobs.

  • fire Bruce Allen too

  • There has only been one head coach that has won superbowls with two different teams (Bill Parcells). I don’t want any superbowl winning coaches this time around… you’re just playing against the odds at that point.

  • An inability to mold consistently winning teams despite a proven willingness to spend a great deal of cash suggests that leadership at the top is incompetent. Shanahan is just the latest in a line of over-the-hill former superstars — dating back to Deion Sanders and including Joe Gibbs — that Danny boy in his wisdom thought would fire up a failing team. As far as the Redskins on-field performance goes, Snyder is the anti-Midas: everything he touches turns to shit (check out the performance of new Snyder BFF RG III this year). The further he is from the team, the more likely they are to win.

  • If the Redskins want to win a SB (or even have a consistently top 5 team), they should have never drafted RG III. He doesn’t have the arm or game intelligence of an elite NFL quarterback (think: Manning, Rodgers, or Brady). Running QBs are prone to injury and will take too much physical abuse through the playoffs.
    It’s impossible to build a consistently winning franchise around a QB that will be nursing injuries all the time. Running QBs are for college football.

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