It’s snowing at FedEx Field during the game between the Chiefs and Redskins. After the final gun sounds, there’s a chance that it will be raining “F” bombs.
A league source who knows Redskins owner Daniel Snyder predicts that Snyder will be livid about the report that emerged Sunday morning regarding coach Mike Shanahan nearly quitting his job in January due to concerns regarding Snyder’s relationship with quarterback Robert Griffin III. Per the source, Snyder is smart enough to see Shanahan’s fingerprints on the report from Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, who covers the Giants not the Redskins. (“That’s [Adam] Schefter’s report,” one league source speculated to PFT, in reference to the longstanding relationship between Schefter and Shanahan.)
Even if Shanahan didn’t leak the story because he wants out of D.C. (and plenty of league insiders firmly believe he did), Shanahan’s decision to give ESPN.com a “no comment” over a strenuous objection should be enough to get Snyder cranked up.
It’ll get even more interesting after the game. Per Mark Maske of the Washington Post, team spokesman Tony Wyllie said that Shanahan will address the situation during his post-game press conference.
Snyder likely will address it, too — directly with Shanahan. And this could spark a battle that results in Shanahan not being the head coach of the Redskins, possibly before the end of the day.
On that point, Maske notes via Twitter that some in the Redskins organization are wondering whether Shanahan wants out so that he can become the head coach of the Texans. If that’s the case, and if Snyder were going to fire Shanahan anyway, it makes sense for the two sides to part ways now.