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08:03 AM ET 11.16 | Bill Parcells once offered that in order to make the dinner, he'd need to shop for the groceries -- an arrangement running its course in Washington. Clearly, the Redskins need more of a two-headed approach to team-building, because their solo act has flopped. Whether or not Coach Mike Shanahan requests additional help on future major player-personnel matters, [Bruce Allen] must insist on providing his, because Shanahan clearly needs it. ... During Shanahan's first two seasons leading Washington, he has made three horrendous choices selecting Redskins quarterbacks -- and that's at least two too many. Shanahan's blunders derailed the team on the field, stirred frustration within the locker room and set back the franchise.

The Washington Post

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November 16, 2011  08:06 AM ET

If Shanahan is to continue in his current position, then this is the proper course.

Should have been all along.

He and Allen came in joined at the hip... it's time to start acting like a team.

November 16, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Parcells also stated on occasion that he wanted his qb to be a bus driver, which I assume means the bus is not running into a ditch like the situation is in DC.

November 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Parcells also stated on occasion that he wanted his qb to be a bus driver, which I assume means the bus is not running into a ditch like the situation is in DC.

short bus...

November 16, 2011  08:17 AM ET

S/N the same has been said about the hoodie.....how do you save super bowl winning coaches from themselves?

November 16, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Shanahan was never worth spit as a HC, just happened to come along at the right time to ride the Elway train to a couple of rings. Since then it's been all crash and burn

November 16, 2011  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

short bus...

"the wheels on the bus go round and round".

November 16, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Pfffft !

November 16, 2011  08:22 AM ET

I do like the fact that the Post has provided a solution to the mess.

November 16, 2011  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I do like the fact that the Post has provided a solution to the mess.

Reporters like being proactive.

"I told you so" is their favorite motto.

November 16, 2011  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Shanahan was never worth spit as a HC, just happened to come along at the right time to ride the Elway train to a couple of rings. Since then it's been all crash and burn

Name 2 Head Coaches that haven't won the SB without a good QB.

If that's the case, Elway needed Shanahan as well.

November 16, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Reporters like being proactive. "I told you so" is their favorite motto.

True... Just lately I hear a ton of local bashing without a clear cut logical solution.

Fact is we're stuck with Shanahan. Time to pull him in, and get control of his "operation".

November 16, 2011  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Name 2 Head Coaches that haven't won the SB without a good QB.If that's the case, Elway needed Shanahan as well.

*have

It's early.

November 16, 2011  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Name 2 Head Coaches that haven't won the SB without a good QB.If that's the case, Elway needed Shanahan as well.

devils advocate: Dilfer and Johnson... can't name anymore though

November 16, 2011  08:35 AM ET
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devils advocate: Dilfer and Johnson... can't name anymore though

Johnson popped into my mind after I hit submit.... He was a good QB to me though.... More than service-able... He had a couple of nice seasons with Minnesota as well. We had him early in his career, and let him go.

November 16, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Name 2 Head Coaches that haven't won the SB without a good QB...

Brian Billick...
Jon Gruden...

Some here would also say Tom Coughlin but you and I both know better.

November 16, 2011  08:36 AM ET

At least, for a change, it's not Danny-boy.

November 16, 2011  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Brian Billick... Jon Gruden... Some here would also say Tom Coughlin but you and I both know better.

We never had a QB as "bad" as Eli.

November 16, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

At least, for a change, it's not Danny-boy.

Slap, I have to wonder if he isn't sitting around thinking, "We were this good when I ran the ship."

November 16, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Johnson popped into my mind after I hit submit.... He was a good QB to me though.... More than service-able... He had a couple of nice seasons with Minnesota as well. We had him early in his career, and let him go.

and i listen to dilfer on the radio....cerebral QB who didn't make mistakes' not flashy' good not great...think of it this way Neil O'donnell would've been on this list with one less interception against tha' boys

 
November 16, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Brian Orakpo has 24 sacks in 25 non-conference games in his NFL career....

However he has .5 against Divisional opponents, in the same span.

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