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Will Shanahan be fired at halftime?

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It started as a joke.  It’s suddenly become a serious topic of conversation and consideration.

With the Redskins trailing the Chiefs 31-0 in the second quarter, could owner Daniel Snyder fire coach Mike Shanahan at halftime?

A showdown already is inevitable after the game, with Shanahan possibly planting a story that hit only a couple of hours before kickoff that Shanahan nearly quit the team in January because of Snyder’s relationship with quarterback Robert Griffin III.

With the team imploding as Snyder surely stews about the situation for the first 30 minutes of football, it’s not all that crazy to think that Snyder will send someone into the locker room to seize Shanahan’s whistle during intermission.

It’s never happened in the NFL.  And it likely never will.  But if there’s ever a situation where it could, it’s happening in D.C. today.

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40 Responses to “Will Shanahan be fired at halftime?”
  1. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 8, 2013 2:22 PM

    This has been a really bad week for coaches who made their reputations off of John Elway’s right arm.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 8, 2013 2:23 PM

    Shanahan is the coach for one more year, then he will be extended after 2014 when the Redskins hoist Lombardi #4. I’m so proud to be a Redskin fan and for what is to come with the top QB in football and a replenished team via Free Agency and a deep draft. #HTTR

  3. fan72redskins says: Dec 8, 2013 2:24 PM

    Snyder has always been to involved with interfering with coaching. If I were Shanny I would leave. Snyder wil have har time getting any one to coach the deadskins. Soo sad!

  4. gatorarms says: Dec 8, 2013 2:24 PM

    The largest blowout in NFL history is 73-0 Chicago over Washington in 1940. If Shanny gets fired at halftime, this totally demoralized team will top that record.

  5. zonedogz says: Dec 8, 2013 2:27 PM

    Snyder will probably let Bob have the honor.

  6. therealzeitgeist says: Dec 8, 2013 2:28 PM

    “But Lonestar, mine is bigger than yours.”

  7. 1bigtex says: Dec 8, 2013 2:28 PM

    I’m sure that the defibralator closest to the owners box is turned on to standby as I write this.

  8. cosmoman11 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:29 PM

    Yes. I would fire him for not challenging the non-fumble by RG3. He obviously wants to be fired so do it at the half to insult him as much as possible.

  9. selldannysell says: Dec 8, 2013 2:30 PM

    Just pull the trigger and be through with it. And, Danny, you can follow him out!

  10. jucam1 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:31 PM

    What a joke the DC team is, maybe if they didn’t have an awful racist name or a clown for an owner some day they could compete again.

  11. NotoriousKDV says: Dec 8, 2013 2:31 PM

    Just fire the entire coaching staff and play the second half without any coaches. They couldn’t play any worse than they’ve played in the first half.

  12. tmarlin1221 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:32 PM

    Snyder should own a team called the J_wskins…I wonder if tradition will take precedence over political correctness then ?

  13. blahblah1000 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:33 PM

    There can only be 1 Chief, and it’s not in WSH.

  14. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:33 PM

    Fire that 2 faced RAT!

  15. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 8, 2013 2:33 PM

    Shanahan planted the story because he wants out…. but…. doesn’t want to be called a quitter.

  16. natigator says: Dec 8, 2013 2:34 PM

    I hope he does, Snyder is the most petulant, whiny, spoiled, crooked owner in professional sports. And one of the worst people on planet Earth.

    This said could care less one way or the other about the Redskins, the ‘controversy’ over thier team, RG3, RG2, Shannanan, Shannanan’s kid or anything else to do with them. I just can’t stand Snyder

  17. unctarheel97 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:34 PM

    He SHOULD be fired at halftime

  18. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 8, 2013 2:35 PM

    Dan Snyder would be the one to do it. Shanny looks completely uninterested. Maybe promote the special teams coach to head coach?

  19. rando74 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:36 PM

    Omg I’m sorry for Shanahan but lol that would be AWESOME.

  20. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 8, 2013 2:37 PM

    Fired or not fired, this team is irrelevant, so what difference does it make?

  21. TheDPR says: Dec 8, 2013 2:38 PM

    I dislike Shanny as a coach but if I worked for that dysfunctional franchise, I’d try to get fired, too.

  22. coltsreign says: Dec 8, 2013 2:39 PM

    Shamaham and RGenie should be skinned

  23. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 8, 2013 2:39 PM

    Where is Jim Zorn when you need him?!?

  24. crazemastercraze says: Dec 8, 2013 2:40 PM

    Dan Snyder proves that just because you have a ton of money it doesn’t make you some kind of super genius. Good luck with your one man (RGIII) football team you idiot!!!

  25. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 8, 2013 2:40 PM

    Actually…. Jim Zorn is laughing hysterically.

  26. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 8, 2013 2:42 PM

    Snyder is an even bigger idiot than Jerry Jones so skin fans can’t see anything about Jerry but they still try.

    Snyder gave the farm away for a one year player with a bad knee. Shanahan has a super bowl win.

  27. dggbfan says: Dec 8, 2013 2:42 PM

    Wow… sensationalism at its finest…

  28. drs76109 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:42 PM

    Well, that answers my question.

    Fire the younger and keep the elder there to suffer the indignity. Let him quit, then, to save salary.

  29. repmochief50 says: Dec 8, 2013 2:43 PM

    That makes sense, promote the coach who allowed a punt & kick-off return TD in the same half to Head Coach?????

  30. guachosporlife says: Dec 8, 2013 2:45 PM

    Leave Shanahan, let those two drama queens figure it out themselves.

  31. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 8, 2013 2:46 PM

    Zorn – Redskins Winning Percentage = 37%

    Shanahan – Redskins Winning Percentage = 39%

    Great coaching move.

  32. slugbaitspace says: Dec 8, 2013 2:48 PM

    Somewhere sits Donovan McNabb, crossing his fingers and wearing a smug smile on his face.

  33. therealzeitgeist says: Dec 8, 2013 2:52 PM

    Must be fun half time in Redskins locker room right now.

  34. bert1913 says: Dec 8, 2013 3:04 PM

    the 3 stoogies: jones, irasy, and synder

  35. masterblaster78 says: Dec 8, 2013 3:23 PM

    Ha ha ha, Snyder and Ratface going at it while the deadskins get beat up on the field

  36. 1rockyracoon says: Dec 8, 2013 3:25 PM

    It’s time for everyone’s favorite show–Danny Picks a Head Coach! Do Washington fans actually expect much from their franchise with this guy owning it. He’s Jerry Jones without the Super Bowl wins.

  37. tory707 says: Dec 8, 2013 5:20 PM

    LV is a dope. Why does anyone even respond to him.

  38. 1bigtex says: Dec 8, 2013 5:41 PM

    The look on Snyder’s face in that photo is what you would expect if your doctor told you that the results of the first colonoscopy were inconclusive and that he would need to do it again.

  39. tsuscrumhalf says: Dec 8, 2013 8:26 PM

    It HAS happened!!!!! A drunk bob irsay fired a Bmore colts (the real colts, not those Indy imposters) at halftime.

  40. 25cuts says: Dec 8, 2013 9:23 PM

    logicalvoicesays. Laughing at u. Keep telling yourself that. RG knee stinks.

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