Though the Redskins have focused on Mike Shanahan like Albert Haynesworth focuses on his mid-afternoon pork chops, the team realizes that Shanahan hasn’t committed to anything yet — and thus that he could go elsewhere, if the money is right (i.e., better).
As a result, G.M. Bruce Allen has been making calls to lineup up a “Plan B,” according to Jay Glazer of FOX.
It’s a smart move. Though Shanahan is by all appearances ready to take the job, he believes in keeping his options open, and he’s surely hoping that more options open up.
One way or another, the current coach’s job status will be resolved soon. Glazer expects Jim Zorn to be fired within the next 24-48 hours. We think it’ll happen sooner than that.