So what happens next? What happens at the end of the Season?
This is subject to change but I think we are going to see a 3 week circus of lies, distortions and media rumors which change daily
One thing that is certain is that this will be Shanahan’s last season as Head Coach of the Redskins. Whether he has another job lined up already, or whether he simply has decided he cant get it done here and wants a chance to go elsewhere, it is patently obvious to all that he has checked out emotionally as head coach here. You can see it in his demeanor along the sidelines. He isn’t even angry any more, just defeated, clueless and detached emotionally. The team has also picked up on this, and although there are some individual players playing hard because they want to have a job here, or somewhere else in the NFL, there is no feeling of team play, or unity that I see. This is especially true on the special teams where guys look like they simply don’t want to blow out a knee and end a career on the crappy field that was installed.
He still hasn’t squashed the story that was reported by ESPN.
It would only take him 2 minutes to clean out his office.
He did talk with Snyder today and was asked how is his relationship with RGIII. Shanny said he doesn’t have to be his best friend. He’s his head football coach. Wants to make him the best QB possible.
Biggest misconception about team is that they’re not focused on football.
Get’s along with Dan, has been supported by Dan and hopes to win for him.
Believes players are still giving effort. Said he loves these guys (players). He and Dan will meet after the season and he’ll give his opinion and Dan will make the final decision.
Royster out for the season. Haven’t decided on roster move yet.
He’s considering sitting Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season to keep him healthy and ready for the offseason. I find that one interesting because for the last couple of weeks all he’s talked about is RGIII needing the reps to develop as a drop back QB. Now all of a sudden he’s concerned about his safety. Me thinks that there could be other motives behind this proposal but we’ll see how it plays out.
I’m sure everyone has seen the story from ESPN about how Mike Shanahan considered quitting last season after the season. Supposedly, he cleaned out his office in advance of the playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. All of this is according to a team source. My question is, is Mike the source? Is Mike looking for an out that he thinks would preserve his image? I find it funny this story comes out after Kubiak is fired and Shanny’s name has been mentioned several times as a possible replacement. Let’s also remember where Mike pulled his son from to join him. Also, what’s with Mike accepting blame for today’s game. I can’t recall him doing that before today.
Now, this could all be true but I’m thinking if Snyder was doing all of this, we would have heard about it before. Not just now. [UPDATE] If this is true and Snyder is enabling players over coaches, then he didn’t do what he told fans he would do in getting out of the way. We can’t really punish him but seeing the results he’s seeing should be punishment enough. Well, we could stop buying tickets to games and hit him in his pocket.
I say send Mike packing today. Don’t wait until the end of the season to do it. If his mind was on quitting and not 100% on the Seattle Seahawks, then we don’t want him here. Based on today’s game against the Chiefs, it looks like the team has quit on him anyway.
If Snyder were to do this, he couldn’t get rid of everyone right away. He would need an interim coach for a couple of games.
I say do it.
One of our members decided to do a mock offseason for the Redskins. Below is what he came up with:
2014 Mock Offseason: Jay Gruden as Next Head Coach
With the season down to four games left and the Redskins eliminated from playoff contention, I decided to do a mock offseason situation with Allen staying at GM, or AJ Smith stepping into the role, then hiring Jay Gruden as the next head coach. Gruden in this scenario hires someone like Sean McDermott as his Defensive Coordinator (change to a 43). Gruden runs a ZBS about 90% of the time and will help RG3 develop as a pocket passer. What I like and what I’m sure Redskins fans will like is that Gruden gets the most out of his offensive talent. Expect to see swing passes to Helu and Thompson, and Reed lining up everywhere creating mismatches. I’m sure we will upgrade WR and O-line coaches which is a must. McDermott will run an aggressive defense that will cause turnovers. It will be a big upgrade from Haslett (well what wouldn’t be, right?). I think they can find a special teams coach at Target in the electronics department that would be better than Keith Burns. This mock has cuts, re-signings (and non re signings) and a mock draft.
We’ve heard about how the Redskins were re-sodding the field for Monday Night’s game but my question is where did it go? The field looked like crap on Monday night. I was shocked when I saw it. From the uppers all you saw was more sand than grass up and down the middle of the field. There was also a sand patch on the field near the visiting team’s tunnel. I’m sure folks noticed how players were slipping on the edges.
Whoever was responsible for the re-sodding should be fired.