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Shanahan to coach Redskins
ESPN ^ | January 5, 2010, 9:02 PM ET | Adam Schefter

Posted on 01/05/2010 6:42:08 PM PST by ConorMacNessa

After an afternoon of negotiations produced an agreement, Mike Shanahan signed a five-year contract to become head coach and executive vice president of football operations for the Washington Redskins.

Under the terms of the new deal, Shanahan will team with Redskins executive vice president and general manager Bruce Allen, but Shanahan will have the ultimate authority on football decisions. Shanahan will be introduced as the Redskins head coach at a 2 p.m. ET news conference Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: coach; nfl; redskins; shanahan; washingtonredskins
Hopefully, the beginning of a new era in Redskins history.
1 posted on 01/05/2010 6:42:09 PM PST by ConorMacNessa
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To: ConorMacNessa

He took the Broncos to two Super Bowls in a row.


2 posted on 01/05/2010 6:45:09 PM PST by LiberConservative (Global Warming/'Climate Change": Biggest Scam in History)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Now if someone will kick that idiot Snyder out of town


3 posted on 01/05/2010 6:46:49 PM PST by NCBraveheart (I think therefore I am Libertarian)
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To: LiberConservative
"He took the Broncos to two Super Bowls in a row."

Do you think he can talk Elway out of retirement, because he didn't win squat without him. Just saying.

4 posted on 01/05/2010 6:47:15 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: LiberConservative
I've been a Redskins fan since 1956. Eddie LeBaron was the QB and Joe Kuharich was Head Coach. We've been through a lot of lean years and a few good times. I hope Shanahan can do something with them.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
5 posted on 01/05/2010 6:48:04 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: LiberConservative

Meanwhile, in more recent history, he’s 1-4 in the playoffs without John Elway and Terrell Davis. 7-9 in 2007, 8-8 in 2008.

Snyder is paying him reportedly up to $10 million a year? Really? Bonehead move. And what’s the point of bringing in Bruce Allen if you’re going to give Shanahan final say over the roster?

This won’t end well.


6 posted on 01/05/2010 6:49:20 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Shanahan will have the ultimate authority on football decisions.

*chortle* Suuuurrrrre he will.

7 posted on 01/05/2010 6:51:01 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ConorMacNessa
If Snyder is giving Shanahan control over football decisions, then the Redskins will be a contender.

I wish all owners would just enjoy the game and let the GMs run the show, unless they become as incompetent as Matt Millen.

8 posted on 01/05/2010 6:52:11 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO GREEN BAY PACKERS GO!)
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To: NCBraveheart

Good luck with that. Snyder is a complete moron so it doesn’t matter how talented coaches or players are, Snyder will screw it up. He can screw up a wet dream.


9 posted on 01/05/2010 6:54:32 PM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: dumpthelibs

Snyder sure is a meddling owner.

I’m always amazed by the meddling owners. Because they are smart businessmen and made millions in some other business, they think they know how to run a football team on the field.

If Snyder and other meddlers were smart, they would learn from their mistakes, and hire good people and then get out of the way. Let his football experts do their jobs, and good things will happen. Interfere, and the losing seasons will continue to add up.


10 posted on 01/05/2010 7:05:41 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ConorMacNessa
This is a questionable contract in my mind for a man who was successful with superstars, but has never done the kind of rebuilding job that will be required in Washington.

It seems especially dubious when you consider the strong possibility of a strike looming, and Snyder's legendary impatience.

11 posted on 01/05/2010 7:13:25 PM PST by jpl
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good luck to Coach Shanahan. Denver did him dirty.


12 posted on 01/05/2010 7:14:31 PM PST by o_zarkman44
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To: ConorMacNessa
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Shenanigans Shunt Shanahan!


13 posted on 01/05/2010 7:17:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: LiberConservative

The Redskins can have him. Elway won those Super Bowls, not Shanahan. Shanahan doesn’t have the ability to adapt from game to game.


14 posted on 01/05/2010 7:56:23 PM PST by powderfan
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To: ConorMacNessa

“I’ve been a Redskins fan since 1956. Eddie LeBaron was the QB and Joe Kuharich was Head Coach”

You sure brought back the memories for me with your mention of Eddie LeBaron from Oakdale, Calif. He went on from Oakdale High to a great career as QB for then College of the Pacific in Stockton....he was called a magician for his ability to fake players (and referees) out of their jock straps.
In 1947 our grammar school played football...no pads tackle against Valley Home school in LeBarons’ cow pasture. Our biggest fear was not injury, but landing in a fresh cow pie.
Thanks for letting an old fud rant on this.


15 posted on 01/05/2010 8:12:31 PM PST by Islander2
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To: OldDeckHand

Sam Bradford-arm might not be as strong, but way more accurate.


16 posted on 01/05/2010 8:14:11 PM PST by millerph
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To: powderfan

It matters not if Shanahan coaches the Deadskins. The Cowboys will still own them.


17 posted on 01/06/2010 9:22:02 AM PST by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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It will be interesting to see who he has as his #1 qb.

The defense is still pretty solid, it just needs an offense that's worthy.

18 posted on 01/06/2010 10:46:52 AM PST by evad (BHO is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation's Security)
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To: NCC-1701
heh...maybe. After this weekend they'll be one and done.

Go Iggles.

19 posted on 01/06/2010 10:48:13 AM PST by evad (BHO is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation's Security)
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To: OldDeckHand

I think if healthy, Colt Brennan could be a decent QB.


20 posted on 01/06/2010 10:48:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ConorMacNessa

I only go as far back as the Sonny Jurgenson/Billy Kilmer days and watching my big brother destroy a TV tray when they lost the ‘72 Super Bowl to the Dolphins during their undefeated season.


21 posted on 01/06/2010 11:06:39 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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