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Shanahan on suspended Redskins: “Disappointed in them, big time”

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Redskins tackle Trent Williams and tight end Fred Davis apologized to their teammates this week for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and getting suspended for four games. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan doesn’t sound like he’s in a forgiving mood about it.

Am I disappointed in them? Big time,” Shanahan said. “Yeah, because they affect not only themselves, but this whole organization and their teammates, and that’s a bad decision. They know they put us in a heck of a position, not even talking about themselves and what it means to them and their future.”

Davis may not have a future with the Redskins, as he becomes a free agent after the season. Williams, who’s just 19 months removed from the Redskins taking him fourth overall in the 2010 NFL draft, surely does have a future with the Redskins. The question about Williams is whether, as Shanahan’s first draft pick, he can avoid becoming one of the symbols of a disappointing coaching era.

The only good news for Williams and Davis is that they’re far from alone, in that everything about the Redskins is a disappointment this season.

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22 Responses to “Shanahan on suspended Redskins: “Disappointed in them, big time””
  1. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 9, 2011 7:56 AM


  2. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 9, 2011 7:59 AM

    Nepotism, hail?

  3. tatum064 says: Dec 9, 2011 8:04 AM

    Redskin fan, are you disappointed Shanahan actually thought he’d be going into the season with a playoff spot with John Beck starting…then Rex Gross, man!?

  4. trevorthej says: Dec 9, 2011 8:13 AM

    I can’t watch a game without a solid buzz. These guys are just trying to find a way to making it through another frustrating Redskins season.

  5. schmokes says: Dec 9, 2011 8:42 AM

    If I was playing for the redskins, I’d do my best to get suspended just so I can get away from that trainwreck.

  6. east96st says: Dec 9, 2011 8:42 AM

    I am surprised that no one is mentioning is that they have a game against the Giants and the Eagles left. With the Giants game, depending on the outcome of this weekend, they could have played spoiler. Winning against division rivals, even when the season is lost, is a small positive heading into the next season. If you want to see one of the reasons the Skins beat the Giants in week one, look at the numbers Davis posted. He was also their leading receiver when they lost to Philly a few weeks later. Also, they are facing three aggressive pass rushes with NY, Minny, and Philly coming in and they lost their best O lineman. I understand there’s no way the Skins can make the playoffs, but the press seems to underestimating the potential severity of the team losing these two particular players.

  7. skinsfanwill says: Dec 9, 2011 8:43 AM

    If they get high enough, the losses won’t hurt as much. Shanny sucks and his players are a direct reflection of him.

  8. carpetpissers says: Dec 9, 2011 8:44 AM


    Drug tests.

  9. righton989 says: Dec 9, 2011 8:48 AM

    Now Williams-Davis can join Ndamnpsychoh Sueh and party on.

  10. seatownballers says: Dec 9, 2011 8:57 AM

    Redskins are trying to lose out. They clearly want/need matt barkley

  11. 6ball says: Dec 9, 2011 9:00 AM


    The penalties for recreational activities and performance enhancing substances should not equal.


  12. waltdawg says: Dec 9, 2011 9:14 AM


    That is funny.

    As for TW and FD, that is the perfect way to end a perfect season. Wow. We looked like a bunch of losers this year…We sure did fool a lot of people with all that 3-1 smoke….I was thinking superbowl, probowl and that 20 years of being awful might be over….I can now rest assured that we stink and will continue to stink for another few years. Smoke up Freddy!

  13. geniusesq says: Dec 9, 2011 9:17 AM

    New Fight Song

    Fail 2 of the Redskins

    Fail 4 smokin weeeeeed

    Brave or a jack@ $??

    FLIGHT from ole DC.

    -Skins Fan

  14. dcfan4life says: Dec 9, 2011 9:20 AM

    New England, Minnesota, Giants and Eagles. I really thought the Skins had a chance playing better the last 2 weeks minus a fourth quarter meltdown against the Jets that they may steal up to 2 of those games. Now i see it very possible they lose them all.

  15. therealsmiley says: Dec 9, 2011 9:30 AM

    We’re disappointed too dude! Be we love our Skins! Hail!

  16. bigjdve says: Dec 9, 2011 10:43 AM

    @6ball – your right recreational drugs should be worse as they are a strictly selfish indulgence.

    Not that I am condoning it, but at least PEDs are an attempt to either improve your game or get back to the game quicker.

    When you are part of a team, you have to remember that every action you have (even in your personal life) has a repercussion to it.

    They didn’t and now the whole team pays.

    @seatownballers – they don’t need Barkley, they need Griffin.

  17. dontlikecravens says: Dec 9, 2011 11:25 AM

    Anyone else think that Shanahan has been a disappointment for the team, Big Time?!

  18. yevrag3535 says: Dec 9, 2011 11:33 AM

    Everybody is wondering about you Shanny, please quit and take youy son with you for our team good………

  19. enutpenfry says: Dec 9, 2011 11:39 AM

    “Am I disappointed in them? Big time,” Shanahan said. “Yeah, because they affect not only themselves, but this whole organization and their teammates, and that’s a bad decision. They know they put us in a heck of a position, not even talking about themselves and what it means to them and their future.”

    Shanahan could have been just as easily referring to himself there.

  20. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 9, 2011 6:16 PM

    Perfect!! The last thing this team wants now is to win another game or 2 and ruin next April’s draft plan. This helps in that regard. However, what the heck is wrong with these 2??? Further, I wanna hear opinions- should they re-sign Davis, or trade him for draft picks? Good tight ends are everywhere these days, I say get a pick or 2 for him….

  21. fantom21 says: Dec 9, 2011 9:17 PM

    Fred Davis isn’t going anywhere. He will be a Redskin for at least another 3 years. Trent Williams will learn from his mistakes and be our all pro LT for years to come. I know that it’s cliche for a skins fan to say that we’re going to win it next year, but coming from a fan who follows this team very, very, closely, I can say that we are two drafts away from being a NFC contender.

  22. levingibbs says: Dec 10, 2011 6:09 AM


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