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Mike Shanahan Decision Soon To Come

Mike Shanahan Decision Soon To Come

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Redskins’ Head Coach Mike Shanahan will learn shortly after the Redskins Game with the NY Giants whether or not he will be the Redskins Coach in 2014.  He has indicated several times that he wants to return but doesn’t know the answer.

“I’m sure it will,” he said. “But you’ll have to ask [owner Dan Snyder]. I can’t answer that.”

The Redskins are 3-12 entering Week 17 and 24-39 overall in Shanahan’s tenure.  The special teams have been awful, the defense almost equally as bad, and Robert Griffin III, the franchise quaterback has not developed his game from a division championship season.  Three of four seasons ended with losing records during the Shanahan tenure, so selling him to the fan base could be difficult, but Snyder may not want to pay Shanahan the $7 million dollars he would owe him upon termination.

In recent weeks, however, there have been stories regarding Shanahan’s desire to quit after last season, his dislike of quarterback Robert Griffin III‘s relationship with Snyder, and the rift between Griffin and himself. Plus the skins are in the  midst of a seven-game losing streak — tied for the franchise’s longest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

However, Shanahan said that hasn’t changed his desire to return.

“No, I’ve told you from day one, I love these guys,” Shanahan said. “We’ve been working extremely hard to put this thing together. We’ve had a couple of bumps, which we all know, with the [$36-million] salary cap [penalty]. But I’m looking forward to building this team. Like I said, I’ll get the chance to sit down with Dan at the end of the season and we’ll go from there.”

There will certainly be a lot of eyes on Daniel Snyder Sunday evening regardless of the outcome of the Giants game.

 

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