Shanahan: We haven’t been dominated like that since I’ve been here

AP

After Monday night’s 27-6 loss to San Francisco, Washington coach Mike Shanahan said the 49ers had “embarrassed” his team, and that he hadn’t seen anything like it in his four seasons as the coach.

“We went against an excellent football team that dominated us,” Shanahan said. “We haven’t got dominated like that since I’ve been here. Congratulations to them. They’re very well coached. They play well. We could have coached better, could have played better. We’ll do everything we can to get ready for next week. That’s the National Football League. They’re going to do that to a number of football teams. They have done it. They’re a pretty good football team. That’s one of the reasons they were in the Super Bowl last year.”

It’s really not accurate to say Washington hasn’t been dominated like that since Shanahan has been there. In 2010, Shanahan’s team lost 59-28 to the Eagles in a game in which they fell behind 28-0 in the first quarter. Later that year, Shanahan’s team lost 31-7 to the Giants in a game in which they fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter, 21-0 at halftime and 28-0 in the third quarter. In 2011, Washington had a 23-0 loss to Buffalo.

But Monday night was the most dominant loss of the last two years for Washington, and that has to be a concern. Last year it looked like Shanahan had finally turned this franchise around. This year Washington looks as bad as ever.

98 responses to “Shanahan: We haven’t been dominated like that since I’ve been here

  1. Can we talk about how the read-option has already been killed? Not just for the Skins but pretty much league wide. That was supposed to be the next generation offense, but like most things it was figured out by dcoordinators pretty quickly.

    Unfortunatly for the teams that implemented it, they are either stuck with the QB they built it around, or stuck with their backup.

  2. Wahington is terrible and don’t even have a first round pick this year to add a little optimism. In fact, the guy they traded their future for is looking like a flash-in-the-pan bust at the moment.

    What’s Snyder gonna do, clean house *again*? Nothing that politically incorrect chump does works out. Time to sell the squad to Bon Jovi…

  3. Shanahan must be whacked out of his gourd on that wowee sauce because this is far from the first embarrassing loss with him as the Skins coach.

  4. .

    Where are all the ” he’s lost the team” comments that were used against Greg Schiano earlier this year?

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  5. “It’s really not accurate to say Washington hasn’t been dominated like that since Shanahan has been there. In 2010, Shanahan’s team lost 59-28 to the Eagles in a game in which they fell behind 28-0 in the first quarter. Later that year, Shanahan’s team lost 31-7 to the Giants in a game in which they fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter, 21-0 at halftime and 28-0 in the third quarter. In 2011, Washington had a 23-0 loss to Buffalo.”

    Oh man, I thoroughly enjoyed reading that paragraph. The deadskins are terrible!

  6. I wouldn’t write off Shanahan just yet. Remember who the owner is. Remember RG3 is still recovering from ACL surgery (he’s no Adrian Peterson). I’m sure there was pressure from Snyder to play RG3 over Cousins by Danny-boy. I see Shanahan getting another season to work with a 100% healthy RG3 next year.

  7. As I said on the other post, the Shanahan/Griffin marriage is headed for divorce, and I think we all know who is moving out of the house.

    Whoever takes over in Washington had better be someone that Griffin will listen to and take coaching from, because he has obviously completely tuned out the Shanahans.

    Maybe they should go all-in with Griffin and hire his college coach, Art Briles.

  8. I don’t consider Washington Bravehearts a team. RG3 is all about “me” Shanahan is all about “me” this team will always be a joke. I don’t feel bad for Bravehearts fans, they deserve this, enjoy the long-lasting pain.

  9. “In 2010, Shanahan’s team lost 59-28 to the Eagles in a game in which they fell behind 28-0 in the first quarter.”

    Yeah, that’s the one that springs to mind. That was the first time I ever saw an NFL team actually quit right there on the field. Usually some guys will at least pretend to care, but the Redskins actually stopped even pursuing the ball carrier after Vick’s 4th or 5th TD.

    I leave it to you to decide whether the fact that a team that gave up in 2010 scored 28 points while a team that tried in 2013 only scored 6 is more or less depressing.

  10. “We haven’t got dominated like that since I’ve been here.”

    What the psychopath means is “I’m such a good coach and don’t you forget it.”

  11. The Washington team has bottom of the barrel coaching, a deer in the headlights QB, a revolving door Oline and a defense that would have trouble stopping a high school team.

    Other than that they’re just totally blessed and the best team ever with the best players and coaching ever in the history of the NFL.

  12. Really??? 23-0 vs the Bills in 2011??? Sacked 11 times, 10 first downs and 178 yds of offense. So that is the 2nd time you have been dominated Shan Man.

  13. I’m a Niners fan and I disagree. I know my team very well and we were susceptible to the run and creative play calling, both of which you abandoned Coach. My team is not that dominant this year.

  14. the read option is not dead, and actually is alive and vibrant…..it is so many ways you can do it the element of the qb running off of it is dead currently but all coaches will start doing is throwing the bubble to slot receiver time someone shows to the QB….every defensive scheme and front, can be scored on, it will always be a hole or coverage mismatch for the offense to exploit….it is up to the coaches to find them and the players to execute the exploitations….your job on defense is to recognize where your weaknesses in your particular coverage or front and minimize them based on knowledge of the other team, their tendencies, and personnel…..

  15. Horrible offensive lines will get you fired faster than anything else. Get back to basics. BLOCKING & TACKLING!

  16. @tgreams, haha I was at the game and during the 1.5 hour parking lot fiasco afterwards I was listening to a local radio show and they said RGII was sitting at the kid’s locker when he came in from the field, that is ridiculous, this is not jr high.

  17. Steeley McBeam says: Nov 26, 2013 8:44 AM

    Can we talk about how the read-option has already been killed? Not just for the Skins but pretty much league wide. That was supposed to be the next generation offense, but like most things it was figured out by dcoordinators pretty quickly.
    Unfortunatly for the teams that implemented it, they are either stuck with the QB they built it around, or stuck with their backup.

    Observe! One of those rare moments where Steelers fans and Ravens fans agree on something. Let’s get these shennanigans out of professional football forever.

    Thank you to Defensive Coordinators nation wide!

  18. Hey Mike I guess you forgot the Monday Night Massacre of 2010 when we lost 59-28. We certainly haven’t forgotten about it.

  19. If any other QB in the league turned in a performance like this, everyone would be howling for his scalp. I saw a graphic late in the game that indicated that RGIII had not targeted the TE or RB a single time during the game. Most of his passes were short dinks to the WRs on the outside, which didn’t produce much. SF’s strength is in their linebackers and Washington played right into it. They never challenged the secondary. If they were not able to pressure Kaepernick, they could, at least, have clogged up his passing lanes. He had a wide open view of his receivers all night.

  20. No worries logical, I won’t talk about your qb.
    Skins have the worst defense ever. Soft coverage on vernon Davis? And How can anyone expect a qb to stay healthy behind that offensive line? No talent, bad play calling, a coach that won’t put in cousins, and a delusional fan base. Better luck next year

  21. The post game comments that were really telling was when Shanny tried to explain RG3’s problems by blaming them on him being just a second year guy who couldn’t work out over the offseason. Really, Mike? He played great as a rookie and his knee shouldn’t have kept him from reviewing film, which seems to be his biggest problem.

    Shanny no longer has a clue, his son never had a clue, and that team is a disaster.

  22. badburro says:
    Nov 26, 2013 9:19 AM
    I wouldn’t write off Shanahan just yet. Remember who the owner is.

    The owner is a guy who has had 7 coaches in 15 years. So your point is?

  23. Griffin is never going to develop as a QB running read option, throwing bubble screens and 60 yard jump balls. They’ve tried to tailor an offense to his college skill set. They shouldn’t be surprised that they still have a college QB.

  24. Steeley McBeam says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:44 AM
    Can we talk about how the read-option has already been killed? Not just for the Skins but pretty much league wide. That was supposed to be the next generation offense, but like most things it was figured out by dcoordinators pretty quickly.

    Unfortunatly for the teams that implemented it, they are either stuck with the QB they built it around, or stuck with their backup.
    —————————————–
    For once i agree with you Steeley. I’ve dubbed this season the year the read option almost, almost made a comeback…

  25. Not being dominated like that is saying a lot considering you have been owned in a very embarrassing fashion by many, many teams. First the coach & staff will have to go but after that the over hyped media created superstar who I like to call R G 3 & 8 will have to start passing the football instead of the blame.

  26. Shanahan has always gotten too much credit for Broncos Super Bowl wins in 1998 and 1999. He inherited John Elway, Rod Smith, Ed McCaffrey, Shannon Sharpe, Mike Croel, Steve Atwater, Gary Zimmerman, Ted Washington, Ray Crockett, and Jason Elam. A pretty good team to begin with, then the Broncos front office broke the salary cap rules and paid John Elway with team stock instead of salary. Opening up cap room to sign Mark Schlereth, Michael Dean Perry, Bill Romanowski, and Neil Smith from Kansas City.

  27. Another HIGH first round pick given away next year that could be used on defense. I find it ironic that the player they have to give this up for is the biggest problem on the team.

    And if Shanahan loses his job, 7-10 tanning salons in Washington will go out of business too

  28. Coach Shanny,

    It was your team’s performance that embarrassed your team. A total of 6 drives in the second half in which none went more than 9 yards? WOW. Logicalvoice must have soiled his diaper on every one of those drives. It was a busy night for his mommy.

    Coach, you and your son will be looking for work after this season is over. You were lucky to get what you did out of RGIII last year. You and the ownership certainly know now that Russell Wilson should have been the ROY, and he is easily proving to be the better QB again this year.

    Well, enjoy that Turkey, Coach. Be sure to have the Misses get extra stuffing after the Niners knocked every last bit of it out of your team. The kick RGIII took to his groin during the game was very apropos – it was the 4skins night in a “nut”shell.

  29. Three first-round picks for the 27th-ranked QB in the NFL?

    And people give the Raiders a hard time. #SMH

  30. ktm300xcwe says: Nov 26, 2013 11:23 AM

    Shanahan has always gotten too much credit for Broncos Super Bowl wins in 1998 and 1999. He inherited John Elway, Rod Smith, Ed McCaffrey, Shannon Sharpe, Mike Croel, Steve Atwater, Gary Zimmerman, Ted Washington, Ray Crockett, and Jason Elam. A pretty good team to begin with, then the Broncos front office broke the salary cap rules and paid John Elway with team stock instead of salary. Opening up cap room to sign Mark Schlereth, Michael Dean Perry, Bill Romanowski, and Neil Smith from Kansas City.
    —————
    So what your saying is the Broncos went the way of the 49ers, circumvent the salary cap. Nice!

  31. Dear Coach Shanahan,

    Stop lying Sir- you’ve been steadily getting your butts kicked ever since you’ve been here. You are clearly delusional if you think thats the worst whipping you’ve taken in DC. Philadelphia has embarrassed you worse ..twice …on MNF. You are as delusional as your son’s playcalling is “special”.
    Have you ever won anything without me?

    Sincerely,
    Mr. Elway

  32. Last night I had a terrible epiphany. The last time Coach Shanahan took his team to the Super Bowl, RG3 hadn’t even been conceived yet.

  33. Haven’t been dominated like that since you’ve been here? Did you forget week 1 vs. the Eagles? Week 2 vs. the Packers? How about the Broncos game when they put up 31 points against you in the 4th quarter?

    I don’t like how the Shanahans run the team. One of many examples are when Griffin got a concussion vs. the Falcons. A couple weeks later against the Steelers they have Josh Morgan at QB and make RG3 go out to WR. They throw it to him and he gets rocked. I lost respect for them after that.

    Griffin is a good QB but he hasn’t been patient with the football. When he gets pressure on him he just throws it out there. It happened yesterday, last week, and a couple other times this season. He had no where to go but down after last year. After this year I feel he has no where to go but up. Hopefully with a new coaching staff.

  34. Lifelong Cowboy fan who grew up in Texas, lives here now. I have to say I am enjoying this. Thinking back to last year when they defeated us and I was hearing it from all sides–and “wait until next year! We will really kick yall ass!”” etc. Also thinking about how RGIII went to Romo after the game, patting him on the shoulders and telling him “dont listen to your critics man, you are a good QB”–while Griffin may not have meant it that way, it came off as pompous and condescending, which, in fact it was coming from a rookie. So, it will be even more fun when Dallas comes up here in a few weeks, the media frenzy calling for Shanny’s head and calling Griffin a bust, to see this nonsense come full circle.

  35. And to make matters worse… That wasn’t even San Fran’s best football.

    49ers could have REALLY owned the Redskins last night, but instead they played “okay” and still owned the Skins. Redskins, particularly RG3, played AWFUL!

  36. I wouldn’t worry much longer, because that owner will fire Shanahan at the end of the season. RG111 is overated, and is partly to blame this year. He’s just not the same person, he can’t run and doesn’t do very much right. Last night was a terrible exhibition of NFL football from the Redskins.

  37. In December, 2001, the Broncos were fined $968,000 and lost their ‘02 third round draft pick for delayed payments made between 1996 and 1998 in sum of $29 million made to John Elway and Terrell Davis.

    When the sanctions were handed down, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen claimed that his club gained no competitive advantage from their violations of the salary cap.

    Bowlen’s statement is believable, right? I mean Terrell Davis may have been award the MVP of Denver’s first Super Bowl title, and Elway the MVP of their second championship, but haven’t both of them on the field didn’t give the Broncos any competitive advantage. Of course it didn’t!

  38. Mr. Snyder just cant get it right.. with the pressure from the NFL and the Native Americans request to change their name.. what makes you think he can turnaround the season that his team is enduring now? it was improper for him to bring on the Navajo Code Talkers and honor them during a commercial break! he made a mockery of these heros ..He still doesnt get it and never will…What a farce..Ignorance is Bliss.. that’s the same reason why the Redskins are in the current state they are now!

    Hey Coach Shanahan retire now so you can still get some good SkyDiving in while you can..

    RaiderMike34

  39. Time to clean house in washington as soon as the season is over! shanny tried to fix the team,instead he destroyed it!

  40. and,yeah just about every game in his era as coach,the redskins have been dominated by much worse teams at the times like the vikings,the lions,the jest and dolphins,etc… so he must have dementia!

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