Redskins go meekly before Shanahan meets his fate

AP

Anyone expecting a rousing show of support for their head coach from the Redskins on Sunday was left disappointed.

The Redskins showed very little enthusiasm while playing in a constant rain during a season-ending 20-6 loss to the Giants. They turned the ball over four times, dropped passes and lost sight of wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan twice, which was a real negative since he was the only Giant making things happen on offense.

Now that the 3-13 season has reached a dreary end, Mike Shanahan is expected to be relieved of his duties as head coach. That would be the first step of what promises to be a busy offseason in Washington now that their salary cap penalties are out of the way.

It was a disappointing season on the other side of the field as well, of course, but there’s no expectation of a house cleaning with the Giants. They finished the year with seven wins in their final 10 games and didn’t quit on Tom Coughlin, although that effort needs to be joined with better talent in several areas for the team to improve in the standings. There are also several key veterans hitting free agency — wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and defensive end Justin Tuck, to name two — whose departures could lead to a very different looking Giants team next year.

More immediately, they’ll make sure that quarterback Eli Manning’s injured ankle isn’t anything that will impact his offseason work and figure out a rehab timeline for Will Beatty after the left tackle broke his right leg.

26 responses to “Redskins go meekly before Shanahan meets his fate

  1. Faaaaail go the Redskiiiiins…
    Beeeeeat in the raaaaaaain…
    But the real suckerrrrrrrs…
    ARE, the faaaans agaaaaaaaain!!!!!

  2. How did Kirk Cousins work out for you guys? Couldnt even beat the Curtis Painter led giants. He looked to be MAYBE on Geno Smiths level and people have been saying he’s better than RG3 lol.

  3. Reality is that Shanahan lost his team last year, when he wrote off the season prior to the winning streak. But 2013 was epic, pathetic – offense, defense, special teams historically futile. Hiring Shanny was a blunder in the first place, Snyder tries and tries, but can’t get anything right, try and try again, we’ll see what’s next.

  4. I don’t know of anybody that still thinks of Shanahan as a “genius”. He’s pretty much been exposed ever since Elway retired.

  5. Shanahan loses with or without RG3 and regardless of whether or not the opposing team has their starter or their backup.

  6. I think the crowd pushing for Cousins to be the starter needs to sit down and rethink. Both QBs need to be kept on the team and hopefully Shanahan is sent packing and the Skins work some miracles in free agency. They never should have gone to the 3-4 defense.

  7. As a skins homer I am not particularly pleased with the effort this whole season. That being said I think with a switch back to a 4-3 and some salary cap money back (18+million )they can work their way back to a respectable team next year.

  8. Dearest Danny, Shanny, and Crapskins fans,

    TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    all our loooooove,

    COWBOYS NATION

  9. Calling Logicalvoices…

    Where are you?

    Several weeks back a report came out that Shanny would stick around and you came here and told us all that this was a media created thing and that all was well with Shanny and that he’d be back next year.

    You are still batting 1.000 though.

    ALL that say has been wrong.

    I DO like consistency though.

    A tip of the cap to you.

  10. This says a lot about salary caps and huge wages and spending earlier in binges the being strangled by deferred caps and all the rest….it isn’t only the coach or RGIII but tell me there are 53 good players on the roster? Looks to me like 50 mediocre players. I’d argue this is as much about the workings of the salary caps and the results of it….even Snyder can’t be this miserable. How many good coaches should run through Washington before someone figures out it may not be Snyder or the coach but the fairly goofy nfl pay system? Yeah, coaches matter and are accountable….guys like Joe Gibbs failed because he was good in an era without the cap craziness and he built teams on bases. Hard to do nowadays….tho some manage it.

  11. So much for all the silly “Cousins is better than RG3″ nonsense?

    Remember the “experts” at ESPN were talking about getting a first rounder or a second and third rounder for Cousins? What crock! Any GM that even offers a third rounder for Cousins should have his head examined!

    Cousins had his chance and proved that he is nothing more than a solid backup in this league, a Matt Flynn type.

    Finally, maybe now, people will focus on what the problems really are with the Redskins – the coach, the offensive play calling and the ENTIRE DEFENSE (defensive coordinator + all defensive players)

  12. lep1943 says:
    Dec 29, 2013 10:30 PM

    This says a lot about salary caps and huge wages and spending earlier in binges the being strangled by deferred caps and all the rest….it isn’t only the coach or RGIII but tell me there are 53 good players on the roster? Looks to me like 50 mediocre players. I’d argue this is as much about the workings of the salary caps and the results of it….even Snyder can’t be this miserable. How many good coaches should run through Washington before someone figures out it may not be Snyder or the coach but the fairly goofy nfl pay system? Yeah, coaches matter and are accountable….guys like Joe Gibbs failed because he was good in an era without the cap craziness and he built teams on bases. Hard to do nowadays….tho some manage it.
    ===================================

    Other coaches make it work, so what’s your point?

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