Barry Cofield: 'Everything was normal'

Barry Cofield: 'Everything was normal'
December 9, 2013, 2:45 pm
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One day after the Redskins suffered an ugly 45-10 loss to the Chiefs at home and speculation about the head coach’s job security began to swirl, veteran nose tackle Barry Cofield said on Monday afternoon that the team had a normal day of film review and meetings at Redskins Park.

Indeed, Coach Mike Shanahan’s car was parked in the same spot where it’s always parked. And beginning around mid-morning, injured players came to the facility for treatment, while healthy players arrived for meetings.  

Asked if he had heard any news regarding Shanahan’s status, Cofield said, “No.” 

Cofield, speaking on a conference call with reporters, added: “Yep, everything was normal today.” 

Shanahan was expected to address reporters during his regularly scheduled Monday news conference at 3 p.m., which will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet.

Shanahan’s exclusive one-on-one interview with Chick Hernandez will air at 6 p.m.  

Asked for his thoughts on Sunday’s ESPN report that there is a rift between Shanahan and owner Dan Snyder, Cofield added: “Honestly, I didn’t have one. Obviously, it was a report that represents something that happened last year. I was really fixated on the Chiefs’ game. So I didn’t really take too much time to think about it. I don’t think anybody really is. It’s definitely not a topic in our locker room.”

Cofield added that Shanahan’s message to the team on Monday was one of staying together.

“He told us that he was going to his all for these last three games of the season," he said. "And he expected us to do the same thing.”