Report: Redskins Will ‘Definitely’ Fire Shanahan
Updated: Dec. 29, 2013 5:31 p.m.
Original: Dec. 29, 2013 11:07 a.m.
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Mike Shanahan told reporters he is scheduled to meet with Dan Snyder Monday morning, but his fate as the head coach of the Washington Redskins may already be sealed.
A source tells 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen the meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m.
The team will fire Shanahan according to the Washington Post. The decision was made before Washington suffered its eighth straight defeat in Sunday’s season finale against the New York Giants.
Citing multiple sources within the organization, Mark Maske and Mike Jones say the only question remaining is whether he will be terminated Sunday night or sometime Monday.
When asked whether he thought it he had coached his final game with the Redskins Shanahan said: “It’s a little presumptuous to talk about those things right now.”
Shanahan declined to divulge specifics about the meeting following the loss to the Giants, but has stated previously that the pair meet to discuss what direction the franchise will go at head coach.
For weeks it has been believed Sunday would be the final game Shanahan would coach for Washington. Some believed the coach, who has apparently entered into a high stakes game of chicken with owner Daniel Snyder, would not even survive that long.
The fractured relationship between Shanahan, Snyder, quarterback Robert Griffin III and others within the organization reportedly surpassed the point of repair long ago.
Among those also believing the axe will fall on the two-time Super Bowl winning coach is ESPN’s Adam Schefter whose relationship with Shanahan has been well documented.
Schefter said Sunday morning he believes Shanahan “will be out” in Washington.
Shanahan has one season remaining on a five-year contract and is highly likely to collect the $7 million balance still owed to him.
Washington produced just 3-13 record in 2013 a lackluster 24-40 record since Shanahan took over four years ago.