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Daily Slop: Shanahan Says he’s Considering Benching RG3; Points Tell the Ugly Truth About the 2013 Redskins

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web

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Shanahan one on one: "Focus on the job at hand." | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Mike Shanahan sat down with CSN's Chick Hernandez to discuss the focus of the Redskins and the three final games. Noting the "noise" surrounding the team, Shanahan said, "You've got to focus on the job at hand."

Need to Know: Redskins’ top five areas of need | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 10, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Whether the Redskins have a new coaching staff or not, there are some positions on the field that will be in need of upgrades via free agency or the d...

Mike Shanahan Press Conference Highlights (Lowlights) |

My take on a few of the questions and answers from Mike Shanahan's press conference yesterday, including a look at why his throwing his kickers under the bus is a bit of a joke.

Barry Cofield: 'Everything was normal' | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Asked if he had heard any news regarding Shanahan’s status, Cofield said, "No." Cofield, speaking on a conference call with reporters, added: "Yep, everything was normal today."

Points tell the ugly truth about the 2013 Redskins | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
It looks like coaching change is on the way for the Redskins. The reason on the surface is the complex relationship between Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder, and Robert Griffin III. But that is just a surface issue.

REPORT: Texans not interested in Shanahan | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The rumors are false, according to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle. McClain reports that the Texans will not pursue Shanahan when his eventual departure with the Redskins arrives, and that Houston is more interested in former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt or current Stanford University head coach David Shaw. With the growing chorus of dysfunction surrounding the Redskins, expect to hear a lot of wild rumors and speculation. But for now, it appears Shanahan to Houston has no merit.

Where to begin rebuilding Redskins: Offense, position by position
By Mark Bullock

Mike Shanahan says he’s considering benching Robert Griffin III

Kirk Cousins says, ‘I absolutely love the Shanahans’
"I think that a fan has the right to have their opinion," Cousins said following Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at FedEx Field. "They pay hard-earned money to watch us play and to support our team and they have a right to their opinion. My own personal perspective [is] I absolutely love the Shanahans and believe they’re doing a great job coaching us. I would like to see them still be here. But that’s not my decision to make."

Washington Redskins-Mike Shanahan standoff: Team could attempt to withhold remaining money due under his contract if they fire him
But if the Redskins fire him for cause, they could contend that Shanahan violated his contract and therefore forfeited his right to the money due to him under the deal, according to those people with knowledge of the matter. The Redskins likely would contend that Shanahan was involved in the dissemination of a report Sunday by ESPN that he considered quitting his job after last season because of the relationship between team owner Daniel Snyder and quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to those people.

Evan Royster Placed On Injured Reserve

The Redskins, Bruce Allen, and Mike Shanahan... - Over the Cap
Looking back at the failed run of Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan

Five thoughts: Washington Redskins coaching situation, Mike Shanahan - ESPN
A day after an report detailed the possible instability surrounding Mike Shanahan's future in Washington, I've come up with five thoughts on

Mike Shanahan says he might shut down Robert Griffin III for rest of season | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: If Mike Shanahan is around to coach the Washington Redskins over the last three weeks of the season, he's not sure Robert Griffin III will be his quarterback. Shanahan, whose job security has been a constant discussion in Washington since … Continue reading →

The Redskins Blog | Pierre Garçon On Failure And Winning

Why Lovie Smith would be a great fit for the Washington Redskins |

A detailed look at why Lovie Smith would be a good option as the Redskins next head coach.

NFL Rewind: Weather plays a big role, Mike Shanahan on the way out the door |