For the third time in his life Mike Shanahan had been fired as a head coach in the NFL and, in truth, there was little he could do to prevent it.
Ousted head coach Mike Shanahan wasn’t the ultimate problem in Washington. Owner Daniel Snyder is.
The firing of Mike Shanahan came as no surprise to the players, some of whom denied paying attention to reports of the impending departures in the closing weeks of the season.
What began with so much promise and hype four years ago came to halt Monday as the Washington Redskins fired head coach Mike Shanahan.
Mike Shanahan has made many questionable decisions during his tenure with the organization, but the bottom line is he hasn’t won consistently enough to warrant another year on the job.
Santana Moss, Trent Williams, DeAngelo Hall, Trent Williams and Kory Lichtensteiger all voiced support for Mike Shanahan remaining the Redskins’ head coach.
Santana Moss didn’t waste any time, or spare any choice words, in summing up the Redskins’ 2013 season following their 20-6 season finale against the Giants.
For weeks it has been believed Sunday would be the final game Mike Shanahan would coach for the Washington Redskins.
Not only will Washington finish in the division cellar for a franchise-record fifth time in six seasons, it’s doing so in the NFC East, the second-worst of the NFL’s eight quartets. Only the absolutely awful AFC North, whose four teams are a staggering 16 games under .500, is worse than the NFC East, which is eight games below even.
The Washington Redskins have reached the point where they’re thankful for the smallest of mercies.