Former tight end and current afternoon talk host on ESPN 980 said Friday afternoon that team sources have told him that Shanahan could stay on as head coach if he replaces both the offensive and defensive coordinators.
This one paragraph has sparked a series of stories suggesting that Mike Shanahan could be back next year with the Redskins. Most thing that if he has new coordinators (at least defense and special teams) he can keep his job. The reality is that report is nothing more than a shot across the bow back at Shanahan and shouldn't be considered a reason to speculate a return for Mike Shanahan.
"We have a great offense, that for some reason, when we've struggled, it's been one play here or there that's stopped a drive, whether it's a holding call or a sack or something that just kills a drive. And we've come up short in a lot of games we should have won."
"If he lights it up, hey, maybe we can bring a first-round draft choice back to this organization, and say hey, who are we gonna take in the first round," Shanahan said.
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