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Storm brewing in D.C. (beyond the weather)

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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.

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48 Responses to “Storm brewing in D.C. (beyond the weather)”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 8, 2013 1:53 PM

    We’ll have a full cap and fresh slate of draft picks to replenish an elite team with the best QB in football come offseason. Shanahan isn’t going anywhere. This is what he’s waited for, for 5 seasons. This whole situation is overblown and being made bigger than it is. #LeavetheRedskinsalone

  2. tikisays says: Dec 8, 2013 1:54 PM

    ##ThankgodimaNewYorkGiantsfan##

  3. thepftpoet says: Dec 8, 2013 1:57 PM

    Rams might be the first team to get a top 3 draft pick with 6 wins.

  4. beastmode5150 says: Dec 8, 2013 1:59 PM

    Dumpster fire

  5. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 8, 2013 2:00 PM

    #bestdefenseinthenfl
    #besthcinfootball
    #bestqbinfootball

    Right Logical?

  6. bert1913 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:01 PM

    the 3 stoogies: irsay, jones, and synder

  7. cadillacjosh says: Dec 8, 2013 2:01 PM

    I can’t speak for Shanahan/RG3’S relationship, but everything I’ve ever seen Snyder do, leads me to believe he’s a bad owner. And I think that’ll always be the ‘Skins biggest obstacle.

  8. patsfan92 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:01 PM

    dude, if RG3 was the best qb in football you guys wouldnt be 3-9. just stop

  9. bugorfeature says: Dec 8, 2013 2:02 PM

    If I was an NFL head coach I wouldn’t want to work for Dan Snyder either.

  10. aoc57 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:03 PM

    Lovie Smith!!!!!!

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:04 PM

    Worst owner in the NFL, terrible coaching, mediocre to poor quarterback, no Oline, no future other than watching the playoffs from their couches for as long as they keep the Shannys and RGFragileEgo.

  12. arlingtonsynn says: Dec 8, 2013 2:04 PM

    And to think… the Rams get the skins first round pick in the next two drafts right?

    God they are going to be nasty.

  13. abninf says: Dec 8, 2013 2:05 PM

    Dallas is in first place in the division and has as many Superbowl wins in the last 20 years as Redskins have playoff appearances.

  14. fumblenuts says: Dec 8, 2013 2:06 PM

    “Per the source, Snyder is smart enough to see Shanahan’s fingerprints on the report from Dan Graziano of ESPN.com”

    Buh Bye Shanarat!

  15. jhorton83 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:06 PM

    Given the fact that they’re also being throttled at home by KC today, I’ll be shocked if Shanny and his boy aren’t fired tomorrow.

  16. skinsfolife says: Dec 8, 2013 2:07 PM

    This is the storm that Snyder created. This is what you get when your owner tries his best to buddy up with players in the NFL. Instead of sitting back in his Maybach and owners suite he tries to make the players on his team his best friend. Prime example of a star-f*cker. Snyder, Griffin II, Griffin III would all be welcomed straight out of town by this fan. Shanahan can not do his job with this owner, QB, and the QB’s daddy. I can’t wait for this QB to leave this town.

  17. Eli on Injured Reserve says: Dec 8, 2013 2:07 PM

    Stick a fork in the ‘R-words’; they’re done. Back in the basement where they belong. IRG-Me was a waste of 3 first rounds picks (plus a second), LOL.

  18. orivar says: Dec 8, 2013 2:07 PM

    Obviously KC loves the snow!

  19. mrf47 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:08 PM

    At this rate, Shanahan is not going to make it past half-time.

  20. logicalvoiceseys says: Dec 8, 2013 2:08 PM

    Time for change in DC

    #overrated #changethename #fireshannahan #worstownerinthenfl #rg3tradewasntworthit #chiefsaresmashing

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:09 PM

    Skins fans looking like bigger idiots with each passing week after all that bloviating during the offseason after that fluke division title last year.

  22. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:09 PM

    #LeavetheRedskinsalone
    _____________________

    Are you kiddin’ me Logical ?

    You spent the whole offseason and most of the regular season this year relentlessly going into articles about every single other team in the league of both conferences making obnoxious and insulting claims.

    Now your team has proved itself a bottom feeder and you want to be “left alone”? Maybe you should learn some manners instead of crying about getting a massive dose of your own medicine.

  23. 1bigtex says: Dec 8, 2013 2:10 PM

    WOW!!!! 31 to NOTHING early in the second period! Does Shanahan get canned at halftime? As to the reports that he almost quit last year, that sure looks like a big old pile of quit out on the field.

  24. narfmoo12 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:10 PM

    Kansas City is up 31-0. You know what that means? Time for RGIII to suddenly start racking up the fantasy points against a prevent defense. Right now he has 37 yards and pick, but he’ll end up with respectable numbers and people will say he’s still effective as a QB.

  25. koenig61 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:10 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks most of these NFL insiders are just little gossipy school girls spreading rumors, only they get to hide behind unnamed sources. To me they are no better than the side line reporters during games, nobody really cares what they have to say either.

  26. nagaswan says: Dec 8, 2013 2:10 PM

    As long as Snyder is the owner, the only headline you need to have ready is “Redskins prove they are fundamentally flawed again”

  27. n001363 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:10 PM

    Run………..…………..

  28. mizzousooner says: Dec 8, 2013 2:11 PM

    Go Chiefs!

    31-0 thus far.

  29. 1bigtex says: Dec 8, 2013 2:11 PM

    At least we won’t be able to call him RG3-9 anymore. RG3-10 sounds better anyway.

  30. htowntexan says: Dec 8, 2013 2:15 PM

    Houston doesn’t want this loser. But for Elway he hasn’t done anything.

  31. juggernaut3 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:15 PM

    Hey abninf, how many playoff appearances do the Cowboys have with Romo at the helm??

  32. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 8, 2013 2:16 PM

    arlingtonsynn says:
    Dec 8, 2013 2:04 PM
    And to think… the Rams get the skins first round pick in the next two drafts right?

    God they are going to be nasty.

    Unfortunately this is our last year getting it. Between the actual picks from the Redskins and the picks accumulated from trading down those picks we went from zero talent to a pretty good talent base in a short period of time.

  33. WACANHFL says: Dec 8, 2013 2:21 PM

    Synder will keep Shanahan on just for spite.
    Better yet offer him a front office position like Assistant to the Traveling Secretary…

  34. drs76109 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:21 PM

    Has an NFL HC ever been fired at half time? #dannycannyshannyfanny

  35. slowclyde86 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:24 PM

    This team will always be a steaming pile of garbage as long as Snyder owns it. I would truly hate to be a fan of this team, especially as the rams use the second overall pick to reload this spring while Snyder is left with a mediocre, damaged Qb.

    It is a certainty that the impatient owner will fire everyone then try to win the press conference again with a splashy coach and overpriced non-talent. Happens every time. Sad.

  36. f1restarter says: Dec 8, 2013 2:27 PM

    The Redskins are well on their way to the 5-11 record I predicted before the season.

  37. jdz3184 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:27 PM

    Perhaps its Kyle pulling the strings and the one that really wants to head back to Houston.

  38. slugbaitspace says: Dec 8, 2013 2:29 PM

    And strangely enough, we have yet to hear a comment from Donovan McNabb…

  39. drs76109 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:31 PM

    Maybe the better route is to keep him to make him suffer. Fire the younger.

  40. selldannysell says: Dec 8, 2013 2:34 PM

    It won’t matter who’s coaching as long as Danny owns the team. His need to jock-sniff and pick favorites undermines the coaching staff and creates resentment in the locker room. Little things like this impact the on-field product. His presence has poisoned this organization.

  41. favrewillplay4ever says: Dec 8, 2013 2:42 PM

    Coach Davis told everyone what a douche Shanahan was.. Should have listened to him Danny Boy!

  42. mizzousooner says: Dec 8, 2013 2:42 PM

    Go Chiefs!

    38-10 at the half.

  43. raaz227httr says: Dec 8, 2013 2:42 PM

    This is all on Snyder and his immaturity as a NFL owner. He doesn’t know how to win!

  44. normaneinstein7 says: Dec 8, 2013 3:00 PM

    Shanahan deserves to be fired.

  45. granadafan says: Dec 8, 2013 3:06 PM

    The fans from the Rskins and Seahawks make it really easy to hate those teams.

  46. bigjdve says: Dec 8, 2013 3:57 PM

    Why is everyone blaming Snyder? Over the last 4 years, we haven’t heard about Snyder messing with the football side. On the business side yes.

    The mess that the team is in this time is from Shanahan. This is just another example of how a coach shouldn’t have total control over personnel.

    Look at Andy Reid, he is doing alot better now that he doesn’t have to worry about contracts, trades, and contracts.

  47. stealthscorpio says: Dec 8, 2013 5:16 PM

    If Snyder really wants to get him, firing him is too nice. Shanahan wins. Suspend him, put him on ice, and not let him or his son, out of his contract and sue him if necessary to screw him on the hiring cycle….if Snyder is on the hook anyway, just hire a new coach. Did Shannahan forget the lesson Al taught him early on?

  48. marcg1957 says: Dec 11, 2013 8:26 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Dec 8, 2013 1:53 PM
    We’ll have a full cap and fresh slate of draft picks to replenish an elite team with the best QB in football come offseason. Shanahan isn’t going anywhere. This is what he’s waited for, for 5 seasons. This whole situation is overblown and being made bigger than it is. #LeavetheRedskinsalone

    ————————
    You seem to forget that your redskins mortgaged the future to get RGIII. No 1st / 2nd round picks for a few years. Good luck building through the draft.

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