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Shanahan exits press conference when asked about press leaks

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On Wednesday, Washington coach Mike Shanahan conducted a lengthy and wide-ranging press conference, asking all questions with uncanny candor.  On Sunday, Shanahan took a different approach.

Shanahan exited his post-game press conference in the middle of a question regarding media leaks, according to Jay Busbee of Yahoo! Sports.  The official video of the press conference is choppy at times, and it doesn’t contain the question that prompted Shanahan to exit.Via Rich Tandler of CSN Washington, it’s the first time Shanahan has cut a press conference short during his four years with the Redskins.

On Wednesday, Shanahan insisted that he talks to no one in the media off the record, a contention that many in the media deem to be outlandish, not credible, and ultimately not true.

UPDATE 5:37 p.m. ETHere’s the link to the walk-off, courtesy of CSNWashington.com.

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45 Responses to “Shanahan exits press conference when asked about press leaks”
  1. jakec4 says: Dec 15, 2013 4:53 PM

    He probably went to slash Daniel Snyder’s tires in hopes he would be seen doing it.

  2. rgmememe says: Dec 15, 2013 4:53 PM

    Maybe they should change their name now to turn the media’s attention elsewhere.

  3. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 4:53 PM

    Little, whiny, crying squirrel.

  4. realfootballfan says: Dec 15, 2013 4:57 PM

    doctorrustbelt,

    I’ve always been told he’s a rat, lol.

  5. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    It’s a media created story period. I’ve said that from that morning that release about his office being cleaned out. The media as usual along with Goodell trying to ruin a good locker room in Washington. Let us do our thing and win a Superbowl! We have the talent, stop holding us back! #LeavetheRedskinsalone

  6. commonsensedude says: Dec 15, 2013 4:59 PM

    “Yes, I am on the phone daily with Adam Schefter – but I never do any talking. Next question!!”

  7. thepftpoet says: Dec 15, 2013 5:00 PM

    Every single franchise will try to emulate the Vikings franchise.

    I don’t blame them.

    #Dynasty

  8. 1captain1 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:00 PM

    Shanahan is a liar. Worst thing in Washington since the Rosenbergs

  9. ridnaway says: Dec 15, 2013 5:06 PM

    He and Mike Krwshewski (sp?) of Duke are the most prominent rodents in sports. In Shanahan’s case, I think he just loves being the center of attention.

  10. tremoluxman says: Dec 15, 2013 5:09 PM

    Man, I hope that schmuck doesn’t land in Minnesota if Frazier gets the axe.

  11. magicmtndan says: Dec 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    The story few are reporting is that RGIII has been playing terribly and it’s the reason he was “shut down” for the rest of the season.

  12. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    Redskins are a huge joke!

  13. huskersrock1 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:13 PM

    the rams are going to trade their number two everall to another team for three 1st, and use their own 1st on AJ McCarron.

  14. nfl4days says: Dec 15, 2013 5:16 PM

    This team is WAY more dysfunctional than last years jets.

  15. unbelieverjb says: Dec 15, 2013 5:18 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Dec 15, 2013 4:58 PM
    It’s a media created story period. I’ve said that from that morning that release about his office being cleaned out. The media as usual along with Goodell trying to ruin a good locker room in Washington. Let us do our thing and win a Superbowl! We have the talent, stop holding us back! #LeavetheRedskinsalone

    It doesn’t look like you have the talent to win a game, let alone a playoff game, these days. Sorry, but pathetic losers like the Deadskins don’t get to even mouth the words “Super Bowl.” That’s for real football teams with real leadership and real fans.

  16. PacificNWMark says: Dec 15, 2013 5:20 PM

    Answered. Shanahan *answered* questions with candor. He did not ask the questions.

  17. orivar says: Dec 15, 2013 5:24 PM

    McNabb was right about him. Jake Plumber alluded to something like this. Broncos paid him to not come back and stop talking about him. Raiders, that’s well documented.

    Can we finally not see this man anymore in the NFL? Take his inexperienced shouldn’t be an OC son with him. Nepotism, try and tell me that it isn’t who you know that gets you somewhere faster.

  18. wisconsinhillfolk says: Dec 15, 2013 5:24 PM

    And a good time was had by all!

  19. rcali says: Dec 15, 2013 5:25 PM

    Dude makes a lot of funny and holds a lot of positions on that team so I think he owes everybody an explanation.

  20. abqhawk says: Dec 15, 2013 5:26 PM

    I would too rather than explain to the media the failed 2-point conversion.

  21. baltimorons says: Dec 15, 2013 5:31 PM

    He’s a rat faced, beady-eyed cry baby.

  22. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 5:35 PM

    What a disaster he has created. I hear Wyoming is hiring.

  23. reprob8 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:36 PM

    I’d like to know if anyone asked Shanahan if he purposely threw the game by going for a 2-point conversion instead of doing what ANY veteran coach would do, under the same circumstances. Shanahan might as well have had Rex Grossman come into the game cold and had him pass it through his legs!

    He had the Falcons on the ropes and decided to bite the ear off of the referee!

  24. vikingapologist says: Dec 15, 2013 5:36 PM

    I have zero emotional ties to The situation in Washington, However, the media has really turned this into a shyt show. They are picking on Shanahan, and trying to create a story that doesn’t exist! I have no idea whT their motivation is, but it’s pathetic and sickening. They need to be ethical and accountable but the media has their own agenda. It’s obvious & transparent. Shame on you!

  25. brucefan1 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:40 PM

    “On Wednesday, Shanahan insisted that he talks to no one in the media off the record, a contention that many in the media deem to be outlandish, not credible, and ultimately not true.”

    It would be perfectly easy for any of those media-types who are calling Shanahan a liar to just to PROVE it by telling us that he leaked information the THEM! No specifics required, just say “Mike leaked info to me off the record” – even ONCE would nail him. That would go a long way to providing some actual FACTS to this huge rumor-fest!

    Tell you one big thing I’ve learned about the DC media tho (or is it ALL sports media?); they love to gossip more than a bunch of old bitties, and repeat it so much they they start to believe rumors are FACTS (which few of them seem to wanna bust their humps to dig up).

  26. jredshoes says: Dec 15, 2013 5:46 PM

    I’m confused. Redskins have zero to play for. They have a chance to WIN for a change and Shanahan has the balls to go for the win. I applaud him for that. Now the fact he’s a sniveling rat faced has been is a different matter entirely. So hate him for what he is, not the man he tried (and failed to be) today

  27. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 5:47 PM

    nfl4days says: Dec 15, 2013 5:16 PM

    This team is WAY more dysfunctional than last years jets.
    _________________________

    Nothing tops the Jets’ low-point of the butt fumble.

  28. bert1913 says: Dec 15, 2013 5:56 PM

    shanahan is going back to being sponge bob’s boss after this season

  29. therealsmiley says: Dec 15, 2013 5:58 PM

    All media hype and Shanahan would not throw any game. The 2 point conversion, with our record, made sense. Burns is gone as soon as the final seconds tick of the last game….worst special teams I’ve seen. Hail!

  30. GenXJay says: Dec 15, 2013 6:02 PM

    no one has seen anything yet. wait til the fat-man coach in gb sings & ted thompson tries on a straight jacket.

  31. therealzeitgeist says: Dec 15, 2013 6:20 PM

    Snyder gets taken to the cleaners by somebody just unscrupulous as him.

    D.C. is full of rats and lawyers, delicate egos and manufactured melodrama; its the perfect place for this big-budget disgrace.

  32. selldannysell says: Dec 15, 2013 6:22 PM

    He did it to keep the reporters from getting injured.

  33. howcome516 says: Dec 15, 2013 6:24 PM

    He didn’t want to incriminate himself.

  34. phatnate says: Dec 15, 2013 6:41 PM

    Let’s see…what do Donavan McNabb, Albert Haynesworth, James Andrews, Robert Griffith III and Daniel Snyder all have in common? They all have had an unfortunate association with Mike Shanahan.

  35. joetoronto says: Dec 15, 2013 6:46 PM

    He’s been leaking info to Schefter for many years now.

    The man is a rodent.

  36. getyourownname says: Dec 15, 2013 6:53 PM

    Still, I bet he will be coaching in DC next year.

  37. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Dec 15, 2013 6:57 PM

    Trying to figure out whats more offensive.
    mike shannaigan or the name redskins?

  38. razzlejag says: Dec 15, 2013 7:05 PM

    Ratface Shenanihan must have watched that Seinfeld episode where George Costanza tried to get himself fired by the Yankees so he could join the Mets. He was dragging the WS trophy around the parking lot and saying Steinbrenner was a bum through a megaphone.

    He’s doing the same thing but he doesn’t have anything to drag behind the car.

  39. selldannysell says: Dec 15, 2013 7:17 PM

    steelersfanfromtheseventies says:
    Dec 15, 2013 6:57 PM

    Trying to figure out whats more offensive.
    mike shannaigan or the name redskins?
    _______________________________

    Push.

  40. therealzeitgeist says: Dec 15, 2013 8:27 PM

    steelersfanfromtheseventies says:
    Dec 15, 2013 6:57 PM

    Trying to figure out whats more offensive.
    mike shannaigan or the name redskins?
    _______________________________

    How about ‘Mick’ Shenanigans?

  41. eviltwin007 says: Dec 15, 2013 8:35 PM

    When Dan Snyder decides to fire Shanahan, I hope he hires JJ Watt, to deliver the news.

    Mike Shanahan, I’m here on behalf of Daniel Snyder to say, “SHUT YOU DOWN”!!!

  42. eviltwin007 says: Dec 15, 2013 8:36 PM

    steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Dec 15, 2013 6:57 PM

    Trying to figure out whats more offensive.
    mike shannaigan or the name redskins?
    ————————————————————-
    Oh good grief!!! (smh)

  43. badmoonrison says: Dec 15, 2013 11:03 PM

    Cousins is a better QB than RGMe. Hands down.

  44. yevrag3535 says: Dec 16, 2013 1:39 AM

    Wow, you team really stinks. I mean really stinks. Talk about no future, you are talking about this team. Top to bottom…

  45. dougydougdoug says: Dec 16, 2013 12:32 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Dec 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    It’s a media created story period. I’ve said that from that morning that release about his office being cleaned out. The media as usual along with Goodell trying to ruin a good locker room in Washington. Let us do our thing and win a Superbowl! We have the talent, stop holding us back! #LeavetheRedskinsalone

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    Quick question: Is it easier for you to type with your tin foil hat on, or off?

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