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Need to Know: Redskins’ 3-10 record worst in 19 years | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 9, six days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Five stats and other notes from the Redskins’ 45-10 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday: 1.

Redskins say special teams struggles are about 'effort' | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Paul trembled as he spoke because he was so upset. "It’s almost heartbreaking," he said. "I’m not a starter on this team. My role is largely on special teams. So I take pride in what I do on special teams. People complain and say it’s a coaching thing. But it’s not a coaching thing, it’s an effort thing. It’s for each player, each individual, 11 people out there to have to want to make a tackle, to have to want to make a play, to have to want to make a block. And that’s not happening right now. And that’s why we are terrible on special teams."

Why it is a good thing Mike Shanahan isn't fired (Yet)? |

After another embarrassing loss it is easy to call for Mike Shanahan's head (and the entire coaching staff) and hold him accountable by handing him his walking papers. It would be completely well deserved and most of the fan base would likely support such a move. Not firing Shanahan though seems to be the call, and it is probably the better decision for the Redskins brass. Now don't get me wrong, Mike Shanahan deserves to be fired 5 minutes after the end of the Giants game in Week 17, but firing him now would probably do more harm than good for this team.

RG3: ‘It’s not what the game’s about’ | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Robert Griffin III addressed media reports that his head coach was upset with his relationship with team owner Dan Snyder. Well, sort of anyway. "I don’t know about it, still don’t know about it," he said.

Deion Sanders defends Dan Snyder
"Can I defend Dan Snyder for a moment?" Sanders asked on NFL Network Sunday night. "Because I know him, and Dan is a good dude. The Dan Snyder I know [does] not meddle in what’s going on with his team and his franchise and with the quarterback. He befriends his players, and they are crazy about him. I’ve never seen a player say anything derogatory about Dan Snyder. So let’s get that straight. And how did this report just come out? It happened, what, last year? And a year later, now you want to bring this mess up? I don’t know if there’s any validity to that."

Six questions Mike Shanahan declined to answer

Five observations on the state of the Redskins

Redskins players defend Shanahan, take blame for loss
"Coach is always going to say that to have our backs, but at the end of the day, guys have to look at themselves and be accountable," linebacker Brian Orakpo said.

Griffin understood reasons for Shanahan putting in Cousins
"It was tough," Griffin said. "I understood. You don’t fight that. As a competitor, you don’t care what’s going on on the field or what the score is of the game. You want to finish the game with your guys. That was tough, but I understood. You still have to sit there and do everything you can to help Kirk Cousins [go] out there to perform, move the ball and score. I thought I would try to do that effectively."

Game Day Q&A: Cornerback David Amerson on learning the ropes in his rookie season

Is this the end for Shanahan in Washington? - NFL Videos
Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Mariucci discuss the blowout loss for the Washington Redskins, and whether or not coach Mike Shanahan will keep his job.

Dan Snyder 'pissed' at state of Washington Redskins -
Owner Dan Snyder isn't happy with the state of the Washington Redskins, and some staff members believe coach Mike Shanahan might not survive into Monday, Jeff Darlington reported.

Upon Further Review: Washington Redskins Week 14 - ESPN
LANDOVER, Md. -- A review of four hot topics following the Washington Redskins' 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs: Shanahan’s status: As Mon

Chiefs 45, Redskins 10: Ten Observations - NFC East Blog - ESPN
I just don't see how Mike Shanahan survives, nor do I think he should. This situation has eroded that much and it's not even a matter of which side

Rapid Reaction: Washington Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
LANDOVER, Md. -- Thoughts and observations after the Washington Redskins' 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs: What it means: The end of the Mike Sh

The Redskins Blog | Pearl Harbor Veteran Honored At Game

Shanahan Focused On Final Three Games
Washington Redskins HC Mike Shanahan took full responsibility for the 10-45 loss, calling play "horrendous." He declined to name starters for Week 15.

RG3 in no mood to discuss Redskins' reported power struggle - Washington Times
"Not going to talk about that stuff, guys," he said. "It's not relevant to the football game, it's not relevant to my life, which is my answer to that and it's just ridiculous."

Monday NFL Rewind: Weather a factor, Shanny's time about done |