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Daily Slop: Players Express Regret Following Dismissal of Shanahan; Allen Says Final say Over Redskins Player Moves now Belongs to him

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Need to Know: Five good things from the Shanahan era | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this 2013 New Year’s Eve, 250 days before the opening Sunday of the 2014 NFL season. Nickel coverage The Mike Shanahan era is over. This morning we look at some of the good things the team accomplished since 2010.

Redskins' Griffin thanks Shanahan | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I had a chance to talk to them before they left," Griffin added. "Just wanted say that Coach Shanahan has taught me a lot in just two years of being with him. I wanted to thank him for drafting me to the Washington Redskins and giving me the chance to live out my dreams. I also wanted to thank Kyle and Matt for working so hard with me every day, day in and day out. We did a lot of great things together and I wish all three of them the best in the future."

Ranking the Head Coaching Jobs |

Taking a look at where the Redskins coaching opening ranks around the league.

What Cooley wants in a Redskins coach
Several hours before Bruce Allen’s afternoon press conference — in which he said former head coaches, NFL coordinators, and college head coaches would all be considered during the search for Mike Shanahan’s replacement — former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley talked about his preferences for the opening.

The most entertaining Shanahan Era moments

Redskins players express regret following dismissal of Shanahan, assistants
A day after backing Mike Shanahan and holding out hope that he would retain his job, Redskins players continued to express support for the coach – even after his dismissal – and stated their regrets that they hadn’t managed to save Shanahan’s job, and their season.

Bruce Allen says final say over Redskins’ player moves now belongs to him
It doesn’t mean we might not add somebody to the personnel department," Allen said. "But we feel we have a good personnel department that has been interviewed for other positions. And we’re comfortable with it now."

Seven Redskins Assistant Coaches Keep job, for now

10 Lessons from the Mike Shanahan Era |

Mike Tannenbaum: Starting Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins early in the season may have saved coach Mike Shanahan - NFL Videos
Former NFL general managers Mike Tannenbaum and Charley Casserly, along with Steve Wyche and Daniel Jeremiah, discuss whether coach Mike Shanahan's decision to start quarterback Robert Griffin III at the beginning of the season may have led to his firing.

Mike Shanahan wants legacy defined by salary cap fix -
We were in some tough situations relative to the salary cap," Shanahan said. "When we came in, we knew we had to make some tough decisions. And anytime you release $100 million worth of players, you're talking about a lot of football players.

Redskins liked Kyle Shanahan's offense - NFC East Blog - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- As he headed to and from the Redskins' facility, carrying personal belongings, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan allowed that he was

Reasons for Mike Shanahan's downfall as Washington Redskins' coach - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- You can point to on-field issues as the major reason for the downfall. The Washington Redskins turned the ball over 34 times -- 20 mor

Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen miss an opportunity to fix the Redskins’ dysfunction - The Washington Post
COLUMN | Mike Shanahan’s dismissal opened the door for front office change. Dan Snyder closed it.

Redskins’ Shanahan was a coach with too much power

Jon Gruden says he doesn’t want to be considered for any head-coaching openings | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: You can scratch Jon Gruden from your list of potential new NFL head coaches. The source on that report is Jon Gruden himself. Gruden spoke with the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Monday and said he's happy at ESPN and … Continue reading →

Another reconstruction: Shanahan leaves mess to clean up - Washington Times
Inside the press room at Redskins Park, long strips of Scotch tape held shades against the four windows and two doors in front of the building.