Bart Scott: Shanahan’s ‘One of Those Aging Dinosaurs’
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – If you haven’t been following That Other Pregame Show on CBS Sports Network at all this season, Bart Scott and Amy Trask have formed a formidable alliance in dispelling myths commonly associated with NFL teams.
The most recent jab came when Scott took to Mike Shanahan like only a retired NFL player taking to a current NFL head coach who’s 24-37 with his current team can.
If you fancy yourself a member of the crowd that thinks Shanahan has systematically implemented a plan to dismantle the Redskins on his way out of town – in an effort to be paid off the remaining $7 million on his contract – you’re going to love what Scott had to say on Sunday.
[via TOPS on CBS]
“[Robert Griffin III’s] not playing well right now,” Scott said. “But c’mon man, Shanahan’s throwing him under the bus. We all know that he’s on his way out and he’s trying to blow it up and make his point before he’s out of there.
“Should I say, Shanahan is gonna join the likes of Brian Billick, Dennis Green, Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher, Jim Fassel, Marty Schottenheimer, and Wayne Fontes. Just like doing the players, and great players, people transition out of the league, I think he’s the next old guy that’s gonna transition out of the league and not have a job in the NFL anymore.
“I think he’s one of those aging dinosaurs that’s trying to learn, and can’t really deal with the new-age athlete, and I think that he’s on his way out. He’s gonna join those list of men, probably be talking on TV and he’s trying to buy his way out. He’s trying to get himself out.”
“I mean Bart, look at this,” said host Adam Schein, as a graphic displayed Shanahan’s 6-10, 5-11, 10-6 and 3-10 coaching records in Washington. “He’s been a disaster in Washington.”
“Exactly,” Scott said. “And he’s supposed to be a genius, but sometimes you have to realize a lot of great players and a lot of great coaches are joined at the hip. He hasn’t had that leadership, so after John Elway, who’s his guy?”
That Elway mention seemed to set off a road flare in the eyes of Trask – who most notably to Redskins fans voiced her opposition earlier in the season on the team’s name – because she jumped into the fray immediately.
“Men, it is easy to be a genius when John Elway is your quarterback,” Trask said. “The two Super Bowls were with Elway at quarterback, and there’s been one playoff win since then. It is easy to be labeled a genius when John Elway’s under center.”