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Report: Shanahan “definitely” out, could be fired Sunday night

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The Redskins still have one game left before their 2013 season comes to an end, but it might not take long after the final whistle of that matchup with the Giants for the team to drop the curtain on Mike Shanahan’s tenure as head coach.

Mark Maske and Jason Reid of the Washington Post report via a pair of sources that the decision to fire Shanahan has “definitely” been made. One source says that the only question left is whether Shanahan will be officially terminated on Sunday night or if the team will wait until Monday to pull the trigger. The other source says the move will come on Monday.

In recent weeks, Shanahan has responded to many questions about his future by saying that he would meet with Redskins owner Dan Snyder after the end of the season to discuss what comes next for the franchise. Shanahan said Friday that no meeting has been set as of yet and it doesn’t appear that step will actually take place if if the Post report is accurate.

Jay Glazer of FOX and Adam Schefter of ESPN also put Shanahan on their list of coaches on the way out during Sunday’s pregame shows, which pretty much meshes with what everyone has assumed since the moment it became clear there would be no remarkable second half turnaround in Washington this season.

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28 Responses to “Report: Shanahan “definitely” out, could be fired Sunday night”
  1. nfl4days says: Dec 29, 2013 12:54 PM

    Mike Shanahan would have told Anderson Silva to get back in there.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 29, 2013 12:55 PM

    Whatever. I don’t believe til I see it.

  3. crabcakesfootball says: Dec 29, 2013 12:55 PM

    Who will snyders next best friend be?

  4. sumkat says: Dec 29, 2013 12:55 PM

    color me shocked

  5. commonsensedude says: Dec 29, 2013 12:57 PM

    Looks like Coach Shanahan wasn’t in “football shape.” Good riddance and enjoy the $35m.

  6. fumblenuts says: Dec 29, 2013 12:59 PM

    Go get Gruden….

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 29, 2013 1:02 PM

    Worst coach in the nfl. The league would be better for it if he never gets another nfl job

  8. Ferdinand says: Dec 29, 2013 1:03 PM

    Fire him at the facilities as soon as he walks off the field. Just to make a point since you’re going to have to pay him to leave.

  9. jucam1 says: Dec 29, 2013 1:07 PM

    How many coaches is this now for Danny the DC Dope and the Washington Professional Losers?… Good grief, talk about a once proud franchise that is a joke now and is owned by a child who thinks he owns a fantasy team… Well at least they get to draft a top 3 pick next season… Oh wait…

  10. douchebigelow says: Dec 29, 2013 1:09 PM

    At least they are in the hunt for the #1 overall pick, wait nevermind

  11. rednats7 says: Dec 29, 2013 1:14 PM

    Do not get Gruden, Cowher, Dungy, Billick, Gibbs, Lombardi, Halas, Lambeau….GET A YOUNGER COACH!!!! Someone who knows pro football in this century!! Oh and btw do not bring in Art Briles please…Bob doesn’t need to feel any more entitled.

  12. realfootballfan says: Dec 29, 2013 1:35 PM

    Shanahan’s contract is nearly complete, and he got everything he asked for coming in the door. Anyone still advocating for him to keep his job is simply overlooking facts. What would you suggest, extending him? He’s been an absolute failure in Washington with no foundation laid over his 4 years as coach, just a lucky run on the back of a QB that the league didn’t have a book on yet while the rest of the NFC East was down. When fans bring up Haynesworth stealing money, make sure you bring up Shanahan’s theft, too.

  13. 1rockyracoon says: Dec 29, 2013 1:50 PM

    Washington fans,
    No matter what happens, Snyder will still be the owner. Who do you think the Rams will pick with your 3rd overall pick?

  14. pv1960 says: Dec 29, 2013 1:50 PM

    I hate to see him go as an Eagle fan.

  15. gln9213 says: Dec 29, 2013 2:00 PM

    This is good news…

  16. raiderapologist says: Dec 29, 2013 2:04 PM

    He already has a new gig lined up as the spokesman for Red Lobster.

  17. oreo51 says: Dec 29, 2013 2:10 PM

    Shannahan probably cannot wait to clear out his office. The Redskins franchise is in total disarray. Trading a bundle for RG3 ensures they will not be competitive for many years. Good luck finding a good coach to take over this train wreck.

  18. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 29, 2013 2:19 PM

    Shocker. The redskins have been so under the radar as of late.

  19. jjbadd385 says: Dec 29, 2013 2:25 PM

    Told ya, good QB’s make coaches look better than they actually are! Shanahan was AVERAGE at BEST when Elway retired, think about it…& John Fox ain’t that good, when Manning retires, Fox will be exposed, I am a Bronco fan from waayyy back, although I live in SC, I know Fox sucked as Panthers HC

  20. eaglesw00t says: Dec 29, 2013 2:41 PM

    Darnit. All the other NFCE teams were perfectly happy with Shanahan. Although, as long as Snyder is around, we will all love playing the Skins lol

  21. jintzforever says: Dec 29, 2013 2:47 PM

    Giant fans everywhere hope he stays and continues the downward spiral. Too bad it won’t happen……..bye Shanahack.

  22. andyr2120 says: Dec 29, 2013 3:15 PM

    Shanny was overrated in Denver and a disaster in his first HC job with the Raiders. He cemented his legacy in Washington…

  23. tubbman27 says: Dec 29, 2013 4:16 PM

    The NFL has passed the “red lobster” by. I always got the feeling that he was an alcoholic.

  24. donttrip22 says: Dec 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    Bet shanahan cant wait to get fired he knows this team not going anywhere at least not in the near future with RGIII time to bail

  25. bigbluenationdb says: Dec 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    Who cares! No decent coach is going to want this job. The only way that get any coach to come in and coach this train wreck is to overpay. The roster is a disaster, no first round pick and an owner that is in love with a diva QB who can’t run a pro style offense and is more worried about his “brand”.

  26. whinybabycarsonpalmer says: Dec 29, 2013 5:32 PM

    Favre!!!! Heard he just won a championship! LOL. J/K

  27. escapedconvict says: Dec 29, 2013 7:02 PM

    How do you say it? Natga… Natga…. Notgonnaworkhereanymore…

  28. skins1970 says: Dec 29, 2013 9:50 PM

    Excuse me how many SBs have the Eagles won? The answer is none until they win one they can’t talk.

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