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Morgan on Shanahan’s Open Door Policy: ‘I Guess He Started Locking His Door’

by Chris Lingebach
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Josh Morgan (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Josh Morgan (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Josh Morgan still doesn’t understand what led to his falling out with the Redskins former coaching staff, but suggests, Mike Shanahan’s revered Open Door Policy isn’t really viable if the coach begins locking his door.

Morgan, on with 106.7 The Fan’s Grant and Danny on Wednesday, was asked if he’s since learned why his opportunities on the field dwindled during the course of the 2013 regular season.

“Honestly and truly that’s something I couldn’t really answer, because I have no clue,” Morgan said. “A lot of my teammates didn’t understand why, didn’t have a clue, my family, nobody had a clue what happened.”

“They tried to,” Morgan halted, seemingly considering how in-depth to take his response. “No, I’m just gonna leave it at that. Nobody has any idea. I definitely don’t have a clue. I’m still clueless. Before those guys left, I would have loved a real explanation, or, I just wanted to understand why but, it’s nothing. You can’t cry over spoiled milk. They put me in a tough situation and I gotta overcome adversity all over again, so I’m just gonna leave it at that.”

But Shanahan, long believed to have an Open Door Policy with his players, kept skirting Morgan every time the receiver tried to approach him in search of an answer for why he’d been inactive two games, and wasn’t getting the looks he had the previous season.

“I tried to have many conversations with Coach Shanahan,” Morgan said. “It got to the point where he knew I was gonna come talk to him, so I guess he started locking his door. I really don’t know. I really don’t know what it was.

“They knew I was not happy with a lot that was going on, that I guess they were just banking on the fact that, me being a good guy and doing so much in the community, that I was just going to be quiet and just take it. I feel like when it comes to your career and you don’t understand what’s going on, and you’re put in the situation where basically somebody else is in control of your career, and they’re putting your career in jeopardy for no apparent reason, then you’re gonna go talk to that man too, right?”

Grant and Danny were both in vocal agreement.

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