In response to the ESPN report that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan nearly quit in January, Shanahan didn’t deny it.
“It’s not the right time or place to talk about my relationship with Dan Snyder,” Shanahan told reporters after Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Chiefs. “Or it’s not the right time or place to talk about something that happened a year ago.”
(That last part could be construed as a confirmation.)
Shanahan consistently refused to talk about his future in Washington, insisting on focusing on next weekend’s game against the Falcons.
Shanahan added he expects to talk to Snyder after the season. But Snyder could decide to talk about it now, perhaps including the sentence, “You’re fired.”
Amid suspicions that Shanahan leaked the report that he nearly quit due to the relationship between Snyder and quarterback Robert Griffin III, don’t be shocked if that sentence is uttered tonight.