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Santana Moss says leaks aren’t coming from the players

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As the Redskins continue to reel from a stream of reports regarding dysfunction in the organization, questions persist regarding the source(s) of the stories.

Veteran receiver Santana Moss strongly believes that the leaks aren’t coming from the locker room.

“We’ve talked about it as a team, and since Coach Shanahan’s been here, we haven’t had that problem, so I don’t understand this year why there’s a problem with people getting our information that we hadn’t had a problem with,” Moss told LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan in D.C. “I remember before we had a lot of those guys, and I don’t think we have a lot of those guys on the team no more. We clearly don’t have a lot of those old players on the team anymore, so it. . . .”

“So it’s not players then,” Arrington said.

“I don’t know where it’s coming from,” Moss said. “It can’t be players.”

“So it’s coaches,” Lavar asked. “I mean I’m not putting words in your mouth, but I’m saying, I’m taking and owning that, that it’s gotta be coaches because [Shanahan's] job is on the line this year.  It didn’t happen last year because his job wasn’t on the line last year. It didn’t happen the year before that because his job wasn’t on the line.”

“To be honest with you, this is the ultimate highest that I can rank anything, because I’ve never been a part of anything to the point that, you know, you just see it ripping away,” Moss said earlier in the segment regarding the current environment within the team.  “Every moment you get, it’s more, it’s more, you know like, you’re able to deal with so much as a player, especially when it’s not containing you.  So you kind brush a lot of things away but, when it’s like okay, I brushed that away, now you’re bringing back more.”

The things Arrington said, and the things Moss didn’t say, mesh with the widespread belief in league circles that the latest, and most jarring, report was leaked to ESPN by coach Mike Shanahan or someone close to him. And that has set the stage for the sudden game of chicken between Shanahan and owner Daniel Snyder, with Shanahan apparently wanting to be fired so that he can collect $7 million for 2014 and Snyder wanting Shanahan to quit so that the team will owe Shanahan nothing.

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26 Responses to “Santana Moss says leaks aren’t coming from the players”
  1. romosmicrodongs says: Dec 10, 2013 10:28 PM

    we redskin fans, after decades of mediocrity, do not deserve this. from our owner, our coaches, and the media. I’d rather fade into obscurity like jacksonville and cleveland than let my team be consistently ripped by speculative pundits and rabid low information posters

  2. stumpzzz says: Dec 10, 2013 10:30 PM

    what a mess. fire shanny..name cousins the starter asap. rgME is done. Vince young type done. rip

  3. herogoesallin says: Dec 10, 2013 10:31 PM

    please promote raheem morris to hc. redskins the new laughing stock of the nfl.

  4. crabcakesfootball says: Dec 10, 2013 10:34 PM

    Lavar still has a soft spot for Snyder. This whole week has been about Shanny with him.

    He was the originial RG3 and Portis.

    You cant trust his opinion on Snyder.

    I think Chad knows it too.

  5. The Shoeman says: Dec 10, 2013 10:50 PM

    we redskin fans, after decades of mediocrity, do not deserve this

    We Agree . .
    the FANS pay their hard-earned-cash and do,deserve better.

    Eagle Nation

  6. amazingguy101 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:02 PM

    Let RGIII run! That’s the problem

  7. spankygreen says: Dec 10, 2013 11:30 PM

    problem #1. Atrocious defense
    Problem#2. Atrocious OLine
    Problem#3. Horrible, predictable offensive play calling…..

    All of this equals 3-10 record……

    fire entire defense, except maybe orakpo! Fletcher, Kerrigan
    Hire a true OC…….

    Get some receivers…..
    Look at the TEAMS that are successful in the NFL and you will see they have the total team package concept. Look at the teams that suck, Giants, Falcons, Redskins, and you see just the opposite…….

    even my Steelers need a new approach……

  8. primenumber19 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:33 PM

    The Washington football team DOES deserve this.

  9. lsjackson2 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:40 PM

    crabcakesfootball says:
    Dec 10, 2013 10:34 PM
    Lavar still has a soft spot for Snyder. This whole week has been about Shanny with him.

    He was the originial RG3 and Portis.

    You cant trust his opinion on Snyder.

    I think Chad knows it too.

    __———————————

    Clearly you just started listening to Lavar this week. For years he hated Snyder. Hated. One of the main reasons he got a job on Snyder’s rival radio station to begin with. The fact that Lavar sides with Snyder on this is actually just further proof of how awful a job Shanahan has done.

  10. dubblelznhell says: Dec 10, 2013 11:49 PM

    Santana Moss needs to work on conveying his thoughts properly…

  11. lance19 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:59 PM

    Santana Moss says “leaks” aren’t coming from the Seahawk fans…

  12. mqsnacks78 says: Dec 11, 2013 12:22 AM

    What a joke the ‘Skins franchise has become! I find it pathetic that Shanahan has put on a ski mask for years now and stolen money pretending to be a head coach since Elways departure and now wants to make a joke out of the team so he can get 7 mill more to sit at home watching real football

  13. easywolf says: Dec 11, 2013 12:42 AM

    What has shanahan done since 1998?

  14. kwickett85 says: Dec 11, 2013 12:56 AM

    I bet the ‘leak’ is Kyle Shanahan. He has never meshed well with Griffin and I’m sure he wants out of D.C. Saying his dad wanted to resign last year, that his dad wanted Tannehill, etc.

  15. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 11, 2013 2:10 AM

    LOL @ Washinigton Redslurs!!!

  16. brend0 says: Dec 11, 2013 2:34 AM

    Disaster. Giving up all those draft picks for one player. Snyder makes decisions like a fan, not a businessman.

  17. joetoronto says: Dec 11, 2013 5:22 AM

    “I don’t know where it’s coming from,” Moss said. “It can’t be players.”

    Translation: This is a case of ShannyLeaks.

  18. aikmanschinstrap says: Dec 11, 2013 7:43 AM

    RG3 needs to take more of a Randle El role in the offense and let Cousins play QB.

  19. kaakwha says: Dec 11, 2013 8:35 AM

    Where is that Washington fanatic who always boasted about the deadskins owning Maryland and all that bull? ILLogicalVoice where are you now that your bunch of impostors in burgundy and gold cannot even hold the DC area fans. Did you see that empty stadium? LMAO! Paybacks are hell aren’t they Mr. Illogical Drooler.

  20. kingpel says: Dec 11, 2013 8:39 AM

    I really want to see Cousins in there this week. I am curious about how the team will react to him as opposed to RG3.

  21. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 11, 2013 8:46 AM

    I hope the owners blackball Shamahan from coaching again.

  22. cuda1234 says: Dec 11, 2013 9:16 AM

    Rex Grossman!

  23. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 11, 2013 9:17 AM

    I wonder if Shanahan likes Kanye West?

  24. taosravenfan says: Dec 11, 2013 9:18 AM

    Funny, we haven’t heard fro “logical” voice of “reason” for some time. Don’t worry, there is still some room getting dragged by the Ravens bus

  25. noahbird says: Dec 11, 2013 9:48 AM

    Leaks are the status quo in DC.

  26. imatroll300 says: Dec 11, 2013 11:00 AM

    where is logical voices at we need his words of wisdom on this matter

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