Redskins broadcasts on FOX this fall could have taken an interesting turn, as there are indications former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was working on a deal with the network before it fell through.
According to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan, FOX play-by-play man Dick Stockton told him he thought he was going to be paired with Shanahan this year, but that the plan never came to fruition.
“And he says, ‘I was supposed to be working with Mike Shanahan, but it doesn’t sound like he wants to do it anymore,’” Paulsen said, relaying his conversation with Stockton in an airport.
Paulsen said one of Shanahan’s representatives told him that Shanahan wouldn’t be doing games on FOX this year.
The idea of Shanahan calling the games of the team he coached last year — especially considering all the passive-agreessive drama between him and quarterback Robert Griffin III — would be particularly fascinating.
And it’s a shame we’re not going to hear it.