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Redskins confirm eight assistants leaving with Mike Shanahan

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The Redskins have confirmed the eight members of Mike Shanahan’s coaching staff that will not be retained by the team after they decided to terminate head coach Mike Shanahan on Monday.

As mentioned while discussing General Manager Bruce Allen’s press conference, the two biggest names on the list are offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and special teams coach Keith Burns. Neither move is a surprise. Shanahan’s reported desire to part ways with his father doesn’t change the fact that he was in Washington for blood ties as much as anything else and Burns’ units were terrible all season.

Quarterback coach Matt LaFleur, advance scout Larry Coyer, linebackers coach Bob Slowik, defensive assistant Bobby Slowik, wide receivers coach Mike McDaniel and offensive quality control assistant Richmond Flowers are the other coaches who won’t remain with the team. Most of those coaches have long histories working under the elder Shanahan.

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, defensive backs coach Raheem Morris, defensive line coach Jacob Burney, offensive line coach Chris Foerster, assistant offensive line coach Chris Morgan and tight ends coach Sean McVay remain with the team. Burney is the only member of that group who worked with Mike Shanahan before joining the Redskins staff.

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32 Responses to “Redskins confirm eight assistants leaving with Mike Shanahan”
  1. jdouble777 says: Dec 30, 2013 5:00 PM

    If Haslett is not fired I will not spend one dollar on anything related to this franchise next year. He has never had a defense that statistically ranked in the Top 10…EVER. With what we have witnessed through his tenure what is being awaited?

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 30, 2013 5:00 PM

    I’m sorry but Kyle was stupid to go work for his father…..

    He had already made it in the NFL on his own and was directing a very potent offense in Houston. And it’s not even like he took a promotion to work for his dad either….

    There will always be that doubt of nepotism when you work for a family member.

  3. bucrightoff says: Dec 30, 2013 5:01 PM

    LOL Raheem is still there? Say hello to your future head coach Redskins fans!

  4. ravenswhat says: Dec 30, 2013 5:01 PM

    Wait, you mean Snyder didn’t want to retain the services of the brilliant football mind of Kyle Shanahan??

  5. sdisme says: Dec 30, 2013 5:01 PM

    Jim Haslett is developing a reputation of out lasting his head coaches.

    If I’m a head coach (or a cheerleader), I stay far far away from Haslett.

  6. afterthesecrowdedstreets says: Dec 30, 2013 5:02 PM

    Always good to see rampant nepotism get flushed down the toilet. Maybe the Shanahans will finally go away now. They’re not even suited to refill the venerable Mr. Irsay’s bongs with fresh water.

  7. seatownballers says: Dec 30, 2013 5:09 PM

    Raheem Moore is the only person that will take the position, given the circus, cap hell, no first pick, illogical fan base

  8. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Dec 30, 2013 5:10 PM

    Kyle Shanahan will always be most famous for tattooing another mans initials on his inner thigh.

    He will never, ever, ever, that down.

  9. qweststrike2008 says: Dec 30, 2013 5:13 PM

    Danny should have brought Kyle in for an interview for the HC position!

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 30, 2013 5:19 PM

    Washington (and snyder) deserves this for not changing the name.

  11. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Dec 30, 2013 5:20 PM

    6 rings

  12. chawk12thman says: Dec 30, 2013 5:22 PM

    I wonder why all the extreme comments? This is a typical move that happens in 20-25% of the teams every year. Glad they are moving on with a new coach/staff so we will get to see what RGIII does under a coach that is hired specifically to enhance his talents. No real excuse in about a year or so if they don’t start winning and getting into the playoffs. Next year is not the measure but the year and subsequent years…..(this isn’t Cleveland).

  13. thefootballgodssay says: Dec 30, 2013 5:24 PM


  14. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 30, 2013 5:25 PM

    Nothing on Bobby Turner? He’s one of the best RB coaches in the game and if he’s let go whoever gets him is going to be a lot better off.

  15. tyler4richardson says: Dec 30, 2013 5:27 PM

    Can the NFL get a “Special” division made? Washington and Cleveland will be realigned as soon as possible.

  16. ryann252013 says: Dec 30, 2013 5:33 PM

    Kyle Shanahan was the lone bright spot on that staff. Not a bad OC at all.

  17. kev86 says: Dec 30, 2013 5:34 PM


  18. rationalitybias says: Dec 30, 2013 5:53 PM

    Where is Dan Snyder’s name?

  19. hippieway says: Dec 30, 2013 5:56 PM

    They’ll fire the defense next year

  20. icurpnt2 says: Dec 30, 2013 6:00 PM

    Redskins are the dregs of the NFL. Not because of who they are, but because of the amount of high draft picks, and the loser mentality of mega-bucks ownership.

    Shanahan now gone? So what? The Squirrel still won’t know where to put his nuts.

  21. tjacks7 says: Dec 30, 2013 6:11 PM

    Two coaches with the last name Slowick? Wish my dad, brother, or childhood friend was an NFL coach.

  22. stoptrippn says: Dec 30, 2013 6:17 PM

    Mays and Johnson bengals will help the defense in free agency

  23. kst2074 says: Dec 30, 2013 6:22 PM

    Why would any team consider keeping Jim Haslett. Look at the skins defense stats since he has been there UNBELIEVABLE

  24. jayniner says: Dec 30, 2013 6:25 PM

    Now that’s loyalty…..however misplaced.

    The whole crew jumped ship with the Captain.

    Great job Snyder! Enjoy your first round draft picks for the next several years….

  25. haytammy says: Dec 30, 2013 6:34 PM

    Foerster worke with shanahan before too I thought? Or was that kubiak?

  26. kd75 says: Dec 30, 2013 6:47 PM

    How AWESOME would it be if Snyder throws 5 years and $60 million at Nick Saban???

  27. belgaron says: Dec 30, 2013 6:51 PM

    It’s shocking that you can’t screw up your salary cap and trade away your top draft choices and still be good…shocking…

  28. jdphx says: Dec 30, 2013 7:07 PM

    Wait a minute… The Redskins have coaches named
    Bob Slowik AND Bobby Slowik???

    Sounds like the story where the pilot name was

  29. cpricy says: Dec 30, 2013 9:05 PM

    Kyle is a good OC… but seriously if they don’t fire Jim Haslett… I will cry grown man tears

  30. rgiiiskinsfan says: Dec 30, 2013 9:46 PM

    The only reason I can think that they are retaining Haslett is that they plan on giving him an interview for head coach. I think I can speak for most redskins fans when I say I would be pissed if Haslett becomes the head coach after his below average (at best) career of coaching anything.

  31. iamhoraceknight says: Dec 30, 2013 11:39 PM

    Why is Haslett still there? ….. Make Raheem Morris The D Coordinator or let him interview for the HC job.

  32. skins1970 says: Dec 31, 2013 4:19 PM

    Jim Haslett has to be the Vinny Cerrato of coaching there is no reason for him to still be on the staff.

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