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Shanahan, Redskins start talking numbers

After a day of meetings between Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and free-agent coach Mike Shanahan, significant progress is being made toward Shanahan becoming the 27th coach in franchise history.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Shanahan has summoned agent Sandy Montag to D.C. to meet with G.M. Bruce Allen to hammer out a deal.

We’d previously heard that the document already has been prepared, with Shanahan set to make more than $10 million per year on a five-year deal.  But, hey, for that kind of money it makes sense for the agent to at least make a cameo appearance, especially if he’s billing by the hour.

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  1. irishgary says: Jan 5, 2010 12:23 PM

    He won’t have Elway and won’t last the length of the contract.
    Snyder continues being star struck instead of building a team. The skins will continue to suck as long as he is the owner

  2. Brewster says: Jan 5, 2010 12:24 PM

    But, hey, for that kind of money it makes sense for the agent to at least make a cameo appearance, especially if he’s billing by the hour.
    ___________________
    Spoken like a true attorney. The old habits and thought processes are hard to break, aren’t they.

  3. dcfan-1212450 says: Jan 5, 2010 12:30 PM

    Now the recent rumor today was Shanahan making around $7-$8 Million, so which is it. All signs point to a done deal, so who has the correct amount. $8 Million still makes him the highest paid coach in NFL history anyways mind you…

  4. boysroll says: Jan 5, 2010 12:37 PM

    1 playoff win the last 9 yrs. nice record for a guy making 10 mill a year. what a bunch of dopes running that org. Another bad decision and last place in the nfc east for the next 10 yrs as they cannot compete against my boys.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!

  5. downwithdansnyder says: Jan 5, 2010 12:39 PM

    Let’s not even get started about lawyers who seem to make obvious mistakes to only go back and have to fix it. And charge for getting it wrong in the first place. Do they teach that at law school?

  6. robertamberg says: Jan 5, 2010 12:43 PM

    For a mediocre football team, the Redskins provide a lot of interesting off the field entertainment and drama. Snyder seems to have the true passion to win, but doesn’t seem to know how to get it done.

  7. hendo says: Jan 5, 2010 12:46 PM

    well at least he can make a run at Marshall and work on that pathetic offense that we have seen the last few years in DC, my guess is Campbell is on his way out and they bring in a vet to teach Bradford the ropes when they draft him, sorry but Moss is not a number one and really he is barely a number two

  8. richturpin says: Jan 5, 2010 12:56 PM

    Look, this is a major step in the right direction for the Redskins. Snyder/Cerrato or Allen/Shanahan? Which would you prefer? The obvious choice is Allen/Shanahan. Say what you want about the 1 playoff win after Elway, I see a coach who was under .500 just 2 times in 13 seasons in Denver…that’s pretty damn good. All of the haters need to sit back and relax and watch Redskins football return to glory!

  9. bake says: Jan 5, 2010 1:00 PM

    Unbelieveable money……I just hope they finally got the right bunch and, finally, leave the staff intact for at least 5 years so they can build. All this changing kills things before they get rolling. Marty woulda had us winning tons of regular season games all this time, but Snyder keeps changing.
    And as for you there Mr. boysroll, how playoff wins YOU got in the same 9 years???????

  10. Rick says: Jan 5, 2010 1:00 PM

    Shanahan was fired from the Broncos. How does that make him a 10 million a year candidate? He won two SBs with John Elway and Terrell Davis carrying his team. When they left he did zero. Why give him the keys to the kingdom?

  11. dcfan-1212450 says: Jan 5, 2010 1:01 PM

    @boysroll
    Haha, making the same silly argument about playoff wins in 2 different blogs. Well, you wanna argue in this blog about how the Skins and Shanahan have more playoff wins than the Cowboys, or in the other one. And no, not comparing current teams. And yes, the Skins suck and the Cowboys won the East. But who has playoff wins???
    Oh and dude, dont go all caps again, seriously, are we in high school here…

  12. sportsyackontap says: Jan 5, 2010 1:02 PM

    Boysroll: Remember this date? December 28, 1996- or were you still floating around, inside your inbred parents loins?
    I’m sure you’ll beat Philly for the third time in a year, I’m sure Romo will continue to play stellar like, and I’m sure you’ll win your first playoff game in over 13 years. Not to mention, we loooovvveee Wade Phillips’ playoff record.
    Good luck. Your Boys sound like a lock to us.

  13. The Oracle-Jbone says: Jan 5, 2010 1:04 PM

    “1 playoff win the last 9 yrs. nice record for a guy making 10 mill a year. what a bunch of dopes running that org. Another bad decision and last place in the nfc east for the next 10 yrs as they cannot compete against my boys.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!”
    Haha, how bout them cowboys eh? Let me remind you buddy, you have ZERO, let me repeat, ZERO playoff wins in the past decade!!!
    Who are you to talk PLAYOFFS!? Get with the program. If you were a steelers, pats, or even a Giants fan I would let that slide. But you are a Cowboys fan, and your team stinks on ice too.

  14. Terrence Willis says: Jan 5, 2010 1:05 PM

    Hmm. Shanahan has one playoff win in 9 years. Wade Phillips has 0 in 10 years. I don’t think the Cowturds have room to talk. Go Eagles.

  15. gooboy6 says: Jan 5, 2010 1:07 PM

    Hilarious….10 mil a year, cant you see shanahan lauging his ass off over his steak dinner tonite on how he was the latest guy to help himself to that fool Snyders money

  16. Brewster says: Jan 5, 2010 1:08 PM

    I wouldn’t criticize Shanahan’s attorney or agent, not suggesting anyone is, but they got the exit clauses correct in his last contract with the Broncos so they’ll get them right this time too.
    Shanahan will be set for life when this deal is over, win or lose in Washington.

  17. Warpath4Life says: Jan 5, 2010 1:09 PM

    1 playoff win the last 9 yrs. nice record for a guy making 10 mill a year. what a bunch of dopes running that org. Another bad decision and last place in the nfc east for the next 10 yrs as they cannot compete against my boys.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!
    _________________________________
    Boysroll, you know full well if your ‘Girls choke this Sunday that “Uncle Jerry” will be looking for a new coach and willing to pay a ton himself.. of course we’ve won a playoff game this decade.. no matter what your record is.. you still can’t say you’ve done that!!

  18. dmackerman says: Jan 5, 2010 1:13 PM

    Dan Snyder may have too much say in football operations (hopefully not as much now), but the one thing I respect is that he is never afraid to shell out the cash. You can tell he REALLY wants what he’s doing to work, and I respect him for trying.
    Let’s hope to a brighter future for our Skins’

  19. The Oracle-Jbone says: Jan 5, 2010 1:16 PM

    @Boysroll
    You are just an idiot. I feel bad for how dumb you are. Hopefully you are just a little kid, because if you are an adult, may God have mercy on your soul.

  20. Fan_Of_ Four says: Jan 5, 2010 1:18 PM

    You guys can say what you want about boysroll but I happen to agree. What exactly has Shanahan done to earn that kind of money ?

  21. sportsyackontap says: Jan 5, 2010 1:23 PM

    DeAngelo Hall was in the Washington Post this morning talking about change and the need for attitude adjustments.
    Yet just three days before he was to play in his final game of the season, and one day before the team made the almost 6 hour flight out to San Diego, “team guy” Hall was down in Atlanta, standing on the Virginia Tech sideline, rooting on his alma mater.
    May D Hall wind up on the cutting room floor, when Mr. Allen and Mr. Shanahan get through cleaning house.

  22. turgid says: Jan 5, 2010 1:33 PM

    dcfan-1212450 : boysroll is the same idiot that threatened someone with his 275 lb frame over the internet and yes he is probably still in high school. Even though he speaks with the mentality of a middle school kid.

  23. Warpath4Life says: Jan 5, 2010 1:38 PM

    Shanhan is the most experienced coach there is out there right now.. Sure, he only won 2 Superbowls, I mean that’s just stupid if he only won 2 Superbowls.. maybe someone like Cowher with umm.. wait.. how many Superbowls?? It doesn’t matter who they pick as a coach everyone will cry that it’s a horrible decision and the Redskins will always suck, etc.. I think they’re FINALLY on the right road to success, do you think anyone wants to just show up and get paid and then fail? Jordan WANTED to win championships when he played for the Wizards. Shanny wants to win football games and get paid what he’s worth.. he’s been successful with getting talent and is a Veteran coach.. ANY team would have them as their coach if they needed one.

  24. footballrulz says: Jan 5, 2010 1:52 PM

    Well I see Fan_of_Four has finally returned. Now all we need is for BigSkyVike to return and the bandwagoners will be complete.

  25. The Oracle-Jbone says: Jan 5, 2010 1:55 PM

    People say “Oh…Shanahan was only successful because he had John Elway..” yada yada yada.
    Belichick has Brady
    Dungy had Peyton
    Does that negate their success?
    You need good players and good coaches to win Superbowls. Sure, Shanahan’s resume is not as impressive as it was during the Elway era, however, he is still a winning coach with a proven track record.
    I would rather get a guy like him who has been there and done that, than to hire coordinator (Zorn), or a college football coach (Spurrier). That would be even worse.
    Who else besides Shanahan would be a good choice to hire at this point!?
    Yes, the Redskins have been notorious for making bad decisions in the past, but people are like pavlov’s dog’s when it comes to the skins making ANY decisions whatsoever. They jump on it making it sound like the dumbest thing ever.
    This is the best option available. Now I just hope we draft a Left Tackle…

  26. booftron311 says: Jan 5, 2010 1:57 PM

    1 playoff win the last 9 yrs. nice record for a guy making 10 mill a year. what a bunch of dopes running that org. Another bad decision and last place in the nfc east for the next 10 yrs as they cannot compete against my boys.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!
    ========================
    Oh yea, bcuz “your boys” have been to so many playoff games in the last 9 years..LOLZ

  27. texasthunder says: Jan 5, 2010 2:06 PM

    Some team was going to pay Shanahan the money, it might as well be the Skins. They desperatly need him to change things around.
    And for those of you concerned about the money, it’s not you spending it, and it doesnt he job he doesnt affect the cap.
    One other thing, he will be bringing in Kyle Shanahan as OC ( see the job he did in Houston).

  28. Pookphi says: Jan 5, 2010 2:08 PM

    Fans of the game should appreciate that Shanahan will in all probability improve the competitive quality of the NFC East.

  29. dcfan-1212450 says: Jan 5, 2010 2:23 PM

    @Fan_of_Four
    You guys can say what you want about boysroll but I happen to agree. What exactly has Shanahan done to earn that kind of money ?
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    Lets see, took the Denver Broncos to the playoffs nearly every year for 15 seasons with QBs like Jake Plummer and Brian Griese. Make a running game with RBs like Tatum Bell and Peyton Hillis. Win 2 super bowls because of his offense line and drafting and developing Terrell Davis who had over 4000 Yards in combine yardage in the 2 super bowl seasons. You can say it was Elway, but his numbers were mostly good on play action passes. The running game was the key. And the Broncos always could run with Shanahan there. I think all this added together is called coaching. And doing it well with those names is called being a great coach, wouldn’t you agree?
    @golongboyee
    Gee, wasn’t this what all the Redskins fans were saying when Gibbs was re-hired???????????
    __________________________________
    2 playoff seasons in 4 years under Gibbs the second go around. 1 playoff season in the 15 seasons without him since his first retirement. Not super bowls but far better than before, and all this under Snyder and Cerrato. Thats like a handicap dude…

  30. db3300 says: Jan 5, 2010 2:27 PM

    “All of the haters need to sit back and relax and watch Redskins football return to glory!”
    Haven’t you heard that use of the word “hater” now automatically gives you d-bag status?
    This is just one more verse of the same old song we’ve been hearing for years. If Snyder is making the move, you can be sure it’s the wrong one. Everyone was told that a Spurrier offense would put up big numbers. THEN, it was just a matter of time before Gibbs brought home a few more SBs. In reality, it was only a matter of time before everyone realized that the game had passed him by. Last year, only some of the Redskin fans bought into the notion that Jim Zorn was going to do anything. Now, you’re being told that a coach who received way more credit than he deserved (and who no one was going hard after) is the new savior.
    Don’t think for a second that Snyder is going to step aside and stop making personnel decisions. Laugh at Jerry Jones if you want but, after a few bad drafts, he has actually gotten to the point where he brings in some real talent. Snyder hasn’t learned to draft beyond what he hears from Mel Kiper nor has he learned to be patient long enough to let a coach and team come together. If Snyder owns the team long enough, I see him becoming more like the current-day Al Davis.

  31. bigbillnocmd says: Jan 5, 2010 2:29 PM

    Money is only good for what it can buy you. Right now its buying a coach with two super bowl rings regardless of their personel. Skins have direction now and thats all you can ask as a fan.
    Snyder makes 50 million while he takes his mid-day siesta. Money is not an issue. his his million probably equates to about 50 bucks blue collar money. I would imagine any skins fan with season tix pay a bit more then 2,500/year for their seats.
    Get over the dollars here. Its irrelevant!
    HAIL SUCKA!

  32. smiley says: Jan 5, 2010 2:39 PM

    The guy has two Super bowl rings….we’ll pay him $10M a year. Dan Reeves coudln’t win the Super Bowl with John Elway. Again, we’ll pay em’. Hail!!

  33. Brewster says: Jan 5, 2010 4:09 PM

    He’ll do fine in Washington even with (hopefully) only minor meddling by Snyder. There about 15-25 Broncos, including the entire O-line that the current HC is trashing, that might be very interested in joining him in Washington.

  34. dirtyTHIRTY says: Jan 5, 2010 4:34 PM

    To the Cowboys fans saying “only 1 playoff win in 9 years” … how many playoff games have you won since 96′??
    Yes, his record was great with Elway (don’t forget about Terrell Davis though) but it was still pretty good with out him… .570 without him… far better than what the Skins did over that time.

  35. CH³NO² says: Jan 5, 2010 4:45 PM

    Why do all of Snyder’s coach interviews involve flying the guy in on the private jet, hanging out at his compound, and take days to complete? I recall hearing Greg Williams was interviewed for 48 hours after Gibbs left.
    Do other NFL owners operate this way or is this all “Danny Style”?

  36. Sal Tynuts says: Jan 5, 2010 7:49 PM

    By my count there are only 26 NFL coaches that have won a Superbowl. Shanahan is on that list with two wins. There are only four coaches with more Superbowl wins. Belichick, Gibbs, Noll, Walsh.
    But yeah, he’s probably a pushover and doesnt know what he’s doin…..
    anywho….. Hail !

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