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Report: Redskins, Shanahan expected to part ways

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07:34 AM ET 12.28 | Several people familiar with the situation continued to say this week they believe it's likely that the Redskins and Mike Shanahan will part ways. Some of those people said they think the scenario by which Shanahan might stay is if he and Daniel Snyder refuse to budge on financial considerations. It is believed that Shanahan would be paid for the remainder of his contract, estimated to be worth about $7 million per season, if he is fired and would forfeit that money if he resigns. He has said he does not intend to resign. It has been speculated that Shanahan will make significant changes to his coaching staff, perhaps with new offensive and defensive coordinators, if he does stay. So it appears almost certain the Redskins are facing widespread changes. They also have a large number of players eligible for free agency, particularly on defense.

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December 28, 2013  08:15 AM ET

If he'd been willing to make changes to his staff a year ago, things might not be quite as bad as they are now.

There will be a lot of turnover in the coaching ranks starting next week. I think most of the viable assistant coaching candidates would rather work for a coach who will offer the prospect of job security for at least two or three seasons. I don't see many of them wanting to work for a lame duck.

December 28, 2013  08:23 AM ET

After leaving 2 organizations in the ground Shanahan will never coach in the NFL again

December 28, 2013  08:29 AM ET

I still can't believe Washington gave him a shot. It did prevent Jerry Jones from hiring him and for that I'm grateful. Maybe that was JJ's plan all along.

December 28, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If he'd been willing to make changes to his staff a year ago, things might not be quite as bad as they are now.There will be a lot of turnover in the coaching ranks starting next week.

Sometimes winning your division with a so so team is not a good thing. It makes you think you are better than you really are.

December 28, 2013  09:15 AM ET

If he wants to work, someone will hire Shanny!

December 28, 2013  09:20 AM ET

$7 million not a bad severance package.

December 28, 2013  09:31 AM ET

The way this article is written, I think the people "familiar" with he situation must be the water boys.

"It is believed that Shanahan would be paid for the remainder of his contract, estimated to be worth about $7 million per season if he is fired and would forfeit that money if he resigns".

It is believed? Those are contract fundamentals. There's nothing to believe or disbelieve. Thank you for your deep analytical report of the obvious.

December 28, 2013  09:32 AM ET

he has one playoff win in the last 15 years.
meh

December 28, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sometimes winning your division with a so so team is not a good thing. It makes you think you are better than you really are.

I've always believed that the NFL, more than any other league by far, has the shortest gap between the top team and the bottom team. People become enamored with a playoff run, thinking they are close, when in reality the stars were aligned just right for a year. Last years' Vikings come to mind. But also the fact that there's usually 5 or 6 new teams in the playoffs every year. Get RGIII some protection and anyone who can tackle for their defense, and they'll contend next year.

December 28, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

he has one playoff win in the last 15 years.
meh

If it's good enough for Dallas it's good enough for Washington. :o)

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December 28, 2013  10:19 AM ET

So now the big question is who will squander the talent in Washington next year.

December 28, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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If he wants to work, someone will hire Shanny!

I think that he will go to Detroit.

The Ford family can name a car after him called the "Shanny" , sort of a second coming of the Edsel.

December 28, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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he has one playoff win in the last 15 years.meh

I agree. He was 24-24 in his last three years in Denver and 24-39 with the Redskins. He will be 63 next year. He is on nobody's short list I suspect.

December 28, 2013  10:48 AM ET

you think! Maybe the Natives can bring in Jim Thorp to coach this group

December 28, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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I agree. He was 24-24 in his last three years in Denver and 24-39 with the Redskins. He will be 63 next year. He is on nobody's short list I suspect.

I would hope not, but worse decisions have been made.

December 28, 2013  10:58 AM ET

The natives don't have Jim Thorp. He is buried in Jim Thorp PA

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December 28, 2013  11:24 AM ET

It's a Snyder-RGIII-Shanahan love-hate triangle. One's gotta go after all the folderol and it won't be #1 or #2.

 
December 28, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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The natives don't have Jim Thorp. He is buried in Jim Thorp PA

Jim Plunkett is still alive. Make him the GM.

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