Redskins fire coach Shanahan after 3-13 season

Discussion in 'Seattle Seahawks' started by LebaneseFF, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. LebaneseFF

    LebaneseFF Error loading Staff Member Premium Member Fantasy Guru

    Shanahan was fired after a morning meeting with owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen at Redskins Park, a formality expected for several weeks as the losses mounted and tension rose among Shanahan, Snyder and franchise player Robert Griffin III. Snyder will now be seeking his eighth head coach for his 16th season as an NFL owner — a span that includes just four winning seasons, two playoff victories and seven last-place finishes in the NFC East. Shanahan captured Super Bowls titles with quarterback John Elway and the Denver Broncos after the 1997 and 1998 seasons, but he won only one playoff game over his final 10 years with the club and was fired after the 2008 season. The selection of Heisman Trophy winner Griffin with the No. 2 overall draft pick and a season-ending seven-game winning streak propelled the Redskins to 10-6 record in 2012, their first division title in 13 years. [...] Griffin was injured in the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks and required major knee surgery days later, setting the stage for a year of conflict as the quarterback vowed to return in record time and felt empowered enough to openly challenge some of his Shanahan's decisions. The Redskins also struggled on defense and special teams, with Shanahan repeatedly citing the handicap of putting together a roster with a two-year, $36 million salary cap penalty imposed by the league for the way Washington restructured contracts during the uncapped year of 2010.

    Source: Continue reading...
  2. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    BOOOOOM goes the dynamite that everyone saw coming. Who's going to be the next defacto coach? Gonna have to be some milquetoast position coach who will kow-tow to Griffins every need and want out of gratitude for the chance at a HC job, there's no way they go with someone who will actually do their own thing.
  3. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

    I hope he stays gone!
  4. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Read an espn article that says Snyder wants a coach to appease Griffin. Is this the best way to go? Making their 'star' qb happy is one thing but to get a coach that will be Griffin's snitch doesn't sound very good to me. Has Griffin really done enough in the NFL to warrant this much pull? Snyder seems to think so.
  5. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    Well Snyder also thought he was worth trading away their future...dude's got all his eggs in that basket, he's going to do everything he can to prove himself right, as misguided and delusional as that may be. And no, Griffin hasn't done crap to warrant this.