Tag: Mike Shanahan

Should the Washington Redskins change their name?

It would seem obvious that the Redskins name is death to Washington NFL franchise owner Daniel Snyder, who you would think would want the focus of those providing free media about his team be on things like whether Robert Griffin III and new coach Jay Gruden can lead a return to the playoffs and other on-field activities rather than on how big of a racist millions think the team owners and management have to be to continue using a slur as a team nickname.


Washington Redskins fall in finale, expected to fire Mike Shanahan

Three losing seasons in four years, and an eight-game losing streak to finish out 2013, and that appears to be it for Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Multiple reports have Shanahan getting fired as early as Sunday night. Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls in the 1990s with the Denver Broncos, would finish his tenure in D.C. with a 24-40 record.


Chris Graham: Behind the scenes with the Redskins move with RG3, Cousins

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is not going to win this battle with team owner Daniel Snyder. Not if you count victory as being, I get to play the quarterback I want, not who the owner wants, and if he doesn’t like it, he can fire me. But that’s not Shanahan’s goal, that is, playing the quarterback he wants.


Sports Roundup: #1 ‘Hoos lose at UNC

#13 UNC blanks #1 UVa. : No. 13 North Carolina scored five times in the sixth inning to break open a scoreless game on its way … (Read More) Homer the difference in 1-0 Blue Rocks win : Deivy Batista’s first Carolina League homer was all the Blue Rocks needed to defeat the Red Sox […]


Embarrassment of (lack of) riches

Mike Shanahan, we hardly knew ya. The genius is being exposed as a guy who was simply along for the ride at the twilight of John Elway’s NFL career, his reputation as an offensive guru now offensive in retrospect. “I basically say, Screw the awkwardness. I’m trying to be the starting quarterback,” said John Beck, […]


Winners and Losers

LOSER: ACC basketball Ugh. Outside of Duke, what do we have? Eleven dwarfs. North Carolina and Virginia Tech were supposed to contend for #2, but both are weak 9-4s. Traditional powers Georgia Tech and Wake Forest are 7-5 and 6-8, respectively, with losses to the likes of Kennesaw State, Stetson, Winthrop, UNC-Wilmington and Siena. The […]


Winners and Losers

LOSER: Tuesday Night Football Disadvantage: Philadelphia, which needs to win on Tuesday against Minnesota and then on Sunday against Dallas while getting a Sunday loss by Chicago to Green Bay to secure a first-round playoff bye. It wasn’t automatic that the game had to be moved back, either. Among the critics of the move: Pennsylvania […]


The (failed) Shanahan experiment

Another Sunday, another unfulfilling ending for the Washington Redskins, who lost 17-16 to Tampa Bay despite dominating for long stretches, then suffering the “North Dallas Forty” ending when the special-teams unit couldn’t execute what would have been the game-tying extra point with nine seconds to go. It’s easy to say that the ‘Skins have just […]


The (failed) Shanahan experiment

Another Sunday, another unfulfilling ending for the Washington Redskins, who lost 17-16 to Tampa Bay despite dominating for long stretches, then suffering the “North Dallas Forty” ending when the special-teams unit couldn’t execute what would have been the game-tying extra point with nine seconds to go. It’s easy to say that the ‘Skins have just […]