We all know what's at stake in this game, which is nothing. We know that it would take quite a bit for coach Mike Shanahan to return. There have been other crazy years in Washington, but this one will go down as one of the most surprising because of the turn of events, from preseason contender to 3-12 and the change in storylines regarding Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III.
In Part 2 of the Redskins mailbag, more speculation on coaches, Kirk Cousins' trade value and how attractive is this potential opening, anyway?
Four years ago next week, Mike Shanahan sat in an office at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder's estate in Potomac and signed a five-year contract to become the team's new head coach - a contract that implied more than a $7 million annual salary. Shanahan would be granted full control over the Redskins' football operations.
The Redskins refused to give a definitive word on Shanahan's job status. But one person with ties to the team said he expects Shanahan and the Redskins to part ways as soon as Monday.
Redskins fans should beware. We are about to enter a winter edition of the lying season, the annual ritual that comes around draft time every year. Don't believe everything you hear. In fact don't believe any of it.