If Redskins Fire Shanahan, Snyder Should Consider Hiring Grimm or Whisenhunt

December 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan’s job security took a dramatic turn for the worse last week. The cause for concern has been not only the Redskins’ poor play, but also revelations about apparent dissension between Shanahan and owner Dan Snyder.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported that the team is looking into whether they would be able to fire Shanahan for cause in an attempt to withhold money owed to him.
It has been a disastrous season for the Redskins, who finished 10-6 last year and won the NFC East for the first time since 1999.
If the Redskins (3-10) fire Shanahan, Snyder should consider several ex-Redskins as candidates who have NFL coaching experience. That includes Russ Grimm, Ken Whisenhunt, Greg Manusky and Todd Bowles. They played under coach Joe Gibbs in the glory days of the 1980s and early 1990s, when Super Bowl wins came every few years and the organization was one of the best in the NFL.
First, though, back to Shanahan and the turmoil...

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