Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan Should Fear Owner’s Vote of Confidence

by Jamison Koehler on August 5, 2012

It is such a Washington, D.C. phenomenon. You know a beleaguered Administration official is in big trouble the moment the President expresses his support. Nine times out of ten, it means that it is just a matter of time before that official is ushered out the door. Why is it that only fired officials feel the need to spend more time with their families?

Having lived in the area for a couple of years now, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan must be aware of this phenomenon. And he can’t be feeling too good after reading this morning’s Washington Post headline:  “Snyder Expresses Confidence in Shanahan.”  After all, despite back-to-back losing seasons since Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder hired Shanahan to turn around the team’s fortunes, it is not as though there has been a groundswell among Redskin fans for Shanahan’s ouster.  That there is any question about Shanahan’s future with the team must be coming from Snyder himself.

Yes, yes, Snyder reassures himself.  I was absolutely right in hiring Shanahan, and I am going to see this thing through. Yes, yes, he tells himself, assuming the drafting of Robert Griffin III does not turn out to have been the biggest trade bust since the Minnesota Vikings acquired Hershel Walker from the Cowboys.  Yes, yes, he says, until Mike Shanahan decides he needs to spend more time with his family.

7 Comments on “Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan Should Fear Owner’s Vote of Confidence

  1. WOW… I’m going to use your logic to respond…

    I have perused the interwebz for years and, 9 times out of 10, people who make baseless claims regarding an NFL owner who hasn’t spoken indepth to the media about his team in over a year are morons. You are a lawyer… stick to what you know.

  2. Jamison, I did not know Dan Snyder read your blog! (See above comment.)

  3. My problem is that I really don’t know much about anything. Now I find out that should prevent me from opining on things. Damn the unfairness of it all!

  4. In defense of the lawyer…Wow that”s sounds weird! lol… I think he is absolutely right. This is it for the Skins, if this year is a bust and the college kid doesnt become Joe Montana with Michael Vick legs, then somebody will have permanent family time……and it’s not gonna be Dan the MAN!

  5. I look to Carolina’s experience with Cam Newton as an indication of what will happen with the Redskins and RGIII. Newton had a fabulous season, and the Panthers still struggled. Although I am predicting equally good things for RGIII, I think the Skins are still a season or two away from the playoffs. I think they are going to need at least one more year of re-building — a process made more difficult by the fact that they gave up their number one pick next year in order to draft RGIII in the first place. The question for me is whether or not Daniel Snyder will have the patience for that.

  6. WOW… so lawyers shouldn’t blog about anything else other than law? Well, how boring then would that site be? That’d put anyone to sleep; yes, even lawyers. I’d rather talk football.

    Keep up the good work blogging about any and every thing out there. I just wish I could get my act together to blog regularly and consistently, something I am most definitely not doing. Obviously.

    So you think the 49’ers will do as well as they did last season with Jim Harbaugh running the show? I still miss Bill Walsh.

    I sure am enjoying all the Olympic competition (still not talking law.) Thankfully there is such a thing called a satellite dish. My family and I were able to catch all the action from London on our cruise. Didn’t miss a beat out in the open seas. Glad to be back on terra firma though.

    BTW, thanks for visiting a while back.

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