Will today be an earth-shattering day in Redskins history? Or will it be business as usual after another loss?
Certainly, dealing with the day after a loss would be nothing new for the Redskins. They have now lost 38 times in the 62 games since Mike Shanahan became the head coach. It’s getting to be routine, with Shanahan talking about a play here and a play there and how they were going to work hard to beat _________ (fill in the name of the upcoming opponent).
But the media reports before yesterday’s game, one claiming that Shanahan nearly quit after last season and another saying that some higher-ups in the Redskins organization believe that the relationship between Dan Snyder and Shanahan is irreparably damaged, made the Redskins 45-10 loss to the Chiefs an afterthought. The speculation about the immediate future of Shanahan is running rampant.
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News organizations, including Comcast SportsNet, have called for their correspondents to be at Redskins Park early today. Beat reporters are waking up and starting to pen their “obituaries” for Shanahan’s Redskins’ tenure and researching potential head coaching replacements.
Shanahan is scheduled to meet with the media today at 3:00. If he continues to refuse to answer questions about yesterday’s controversy that has the potential to be one of the most awkward and/or fireworks-filled presser in recent times.
In any case, it will be an interesting day in Ashburn. Might as well throw in the obligatory TV plug that Shanahan’s press conference this afternoon—or whatever press conferences might happen—will be telecast on Comcast SportsNet. And,of course, Tarik El-Bashir and I will give you plenty of interesting content to chew on. We’ll have the words, pictures and sound, you’ll have to provide your own popcorn.