I did a post on my new blog (shameless plug: DC (Sports) or Nothing detailing the issues Shanny has had to deal was waaayyy worse then what most people think:
One of the things I constantly hear from Skins fans and national pundits is the poor job The Shanny has done so far. I remember hearing from many talking heads that he is sitting on the "hot seat". In reality however, he has done a masterful job with the few assets he had to work with. The Skins job was by far, one of the worst coaching vacancies that 2010 NFL off season had. The only thing we had going for us is the prestige value of the Redskins franchise (and Snyder's deep a$$ pockets).
FYI - Rehashing the end of Cerrato/Horny for Zorny era kind of sucks.