The Insider: Mike Shanahan


Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Redskins mailbag: On Chase Minnifield, Mike Shanahan and Aldon Smith

In an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink type of mailbag, Mike Jones answers reader questions on a promising cornerback, a yet-to-be-released pass rusher, the former coach and the media types at Redskins Park.

By Mike Jones  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chase Minnifield, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Reed Doughty

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Redskins mailbag: Jay Gruden’s staff, to-do list and more . . .

Mike Jones answers readers’ questions as the Redskins try to fill out a coaching staff and reshape the roster to Jay Gruden’s liking.

By Mike Jones  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Chris Chester, Daniel Snyder, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, josh leribeus, Kory Lichtensteiger, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Raheem Morris, Sean McVay

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Redskins mailbag: Front-office structure and the future head coach

Well, the 2013 campaign is finally in the books, Mike Shanahan is out, and Bruce Allen is on the case, looking to put this franchise on the winning track, once again.

By Mike Jones  |  01:12 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, Daniel Snyder, Front office, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Morocco Brown, Scott Campbell

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Redskins players express regret following dismissal of Shanahan, assistants

Redskins players regret that they weren’t able to save Mike Shanahan’s job, and their season.

By Mike Jones  |  07:27 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, coaches, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Bruce Allen says final say over Redskins’ player moves now belongs to him

That power formerly belonged to Mike Shanahan, who was fired Monday as the team’s coach.

By Mark Maske  |  04:40 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, coaches, Daniel Snyder, Front office, Mike Shanahan, Morocco Brown, Scott Campbell

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Robert Griffin III thanks Mike Shanahan, assistants for past two years

Robert Griffin III expressed gratitude to fired coach Mike Shanahan and his assistants for the investments they had made in him in his first two seasons in the NFL.

By Mike Jones  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Haslett, Morris among six Shanahan assistants retained, for now [updated]

Many of Mike Shanahan’s assistants were fired Monday, but six of them remain in limbo and will have their fates decided by the next head coach.

By Mike Jones  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Raheem Morris

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Shanahan to receive full amount owed to him for next season

Fired coach is owed an estimated $7 million under the terms of his contract.

By Mark Maske  |  03:23 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Mike Shanahan fired by Redskins: Video from Redskins Park

Shanahan spoke to reporters after learning of his fate on Monday morning.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:54 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Redskins fire Mike Shanahan after four years as coach [updated]

The Redskins have fired Mike Shanahan after four seasons as head coach.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, Bruce Allen, coaches, Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, poll, video

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Redskins players still support Mike Shanahan

Despite the three double-digit loss seasons, the 0-8 finish to this campaign and the controversy that swirled over Mike Shanahan throughout this final month, Redskins players still expressed support for the coach and said that he deserves to keep his job.

By Mike Jones  |  07:17 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Redskins expected to fire Mike Shanahan

Move could come Sunday night or Monday.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Mike Shanahan, Week 17

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 12/28/2013

Those in, around Redskins organization braced for Shanahan’s departure

One person with ties to the team expects the organization to part ways with Shanahan as soon as Monday. One member of the organization said ‘the writing is on the wall.’

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  11:10 PM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 12/27/2013

No meeting scheduled yet between Mike Shanahan and Daniel Snyder, Shanahan says

Barry Cofield says he expects quick resolution to team’s coaching situation and adds, ‘We’re confident we can get it fixed. But realistically we know it’s more than that.’

By Mark Maske  |  03:39 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Redskins vs. Giants: Five story lines to follow Sunday

At last, Washington’s nightmare of a season will draw to a close.

By Mike Jones  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Giants, story lines, Week 17

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/24/2013

Mike Shanahan says he hasn’t spoken to his players about his job uncertainty

It’s a week of uncertainty at Redskins Park as Sunday’s season finale against the New York Giants nears.

By Mark Maske  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Artificial turf at FedEx Field is ‘something you would definitely look at,’ Mike Shanahan says

Condition of playing surface remains an issue.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 17

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Shanahan expects quick resolution on his future once season ends

Mike Shanahan expects the future of his coaching career to be determined quickly once the season ends.

By Mike Jones  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 17

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Boswell on Cousins: ‘I don’t see anything terribly special there yet’

Columnist Thomas Boswell takes a look at Kirk Cousins’s numbers over the small sample we’ve seen him, and they aren’t good.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys

The slide continues. The Redskins again proved incapable of protecting a second-half lead, and fell 24-23 to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, observations, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Week 16

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Redskins claimed center J.D. Walton off waivers ‘for the future,’ Mike Shanahan says

Former Broncos starter won’t play in either of the Redskins’ final two games, according to Shanahan.

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  J.D. Walton, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, Redskins vs. Cowboys, video, Week 16

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Kyle Shanahan defends assistants, says he isn’t trying to part ways with his father

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he isn’t looking to part ways with his father and coach elsewhere. He also defended his assistant coaches.

By Mike Jones  |  04:27 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 16

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Jordan Reed won’t play again this season, Redskins announce

Rookie tight end will end up missing final six games of the season after suffering a concussion.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, tight ends, Week 16

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/19/2013

London Fletcher is ‘definitely a Hall of Fame-caliber player,’ Mike Shanahan says

Is the linebacker, who says he expects to retire after this season, Canton-bound?

By Mark Maske  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hall of Fame, leadership, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/18/2013

London Fletcher advocates for Mike Shanahan’s return

As odd as it sounds, London Fletcher says, the Redskins should extend Mike Shanahan because they need stability at head coach.

By Mark Maske  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Redskins sources deny latest allegations against Robert Griffin III, father

Some within Redskins deny a report indicating RGIII is unreceptive to coaching or that his father is trying to influence coaching situation.

By Mike Jones  |  08:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Redskins mailbag: Cousins’s value, Shanahan’s to blame and future coach candidates

Who’s to blame for the mess, who should replace Mike Shanahan as coach and how much could Washington get in a trade for Kirk Cousins? Mike Jones answers all of these in this week’s Mailbag.

By Mike Jones  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Week 16

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Mike Shanahan reiterates he won’t resign, will meet with Daniel Snyder after season to determine future with team

Redskins coach addresses his job status, media leaks a day after declining to do so and cutting short his postgame news conference in Atlanta.

By Mark Maske  |  06:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Daniel Snyder, Gary Kubiak, Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 16

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Robert Griffin III ‘clearly’ remains Redskins’ starter but ‘legitimate competition’ needed, Mike Shanahan says

A day after Kirk Cousins throws for 381 yards, coach says, “It’s one game. That’s all it is.”

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 16

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Questions about job status, media leaks lead Shanahan to exit postgame news conference

Redskins coach leaves politely but abruptly after about five minutes of questioning.

By Mark Maske  |  07:29 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Redskins vs. Falcons, video, Week 15

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Kirk Cousins says Robert Griffin III remains the Redskins’ franchise quarterback

Kirk Cousins said he’ll approach the final three games this season as an opportunity, but that common sense says Robert Griffin III is still the franchise quarterback.

By Mark Maske  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Mike Shanahan says Daniel Snyder, Bruce Allen on board with benching of Robert Griffin III [updated]

Coach Mike Shanahan said he discussed the benching of the quarterback with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen before putting the plan into effect.

By Mark Maske  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Robert Griffin III tries to remain positive despite demotion

Robert Griffin III did his best to put on a strong, positive front as he faced the media hours after getting benched for the final three games of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013

At the podium: Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan [updated]

Both Redskins quarterbacks meets with members of the media on Wednesday.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Redskins will start Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III Sunday [updated]

The Redskins are starting quarterback Kirk Cousins in place of Robert Griffin III on Sunday in Atlanta.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Quarterbacks remain in limbo regarding Sunday’s starter at Atlanta

Neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins has received indication as to who would start at quarterback.

By Mike Jones and Mark Maske  |  10:13 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Redskins-Falcons, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Video: What they’re saying about the Redskins

A collection of video opinions on what has gone wrong in Washington and why, and what might happen going forward.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:09 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 15

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Daniel Snyder won’t intervene in Redskins’ quarterback decision [updated]

Daniel Snyder will not intervene in the coach’s decision on whether to sit quarterback Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Redskins mailbag: Shanahan, Snyder and what’s to come

Mike Jones gives definitive answers to fans’ questions about whether Mike Shanahan might remain as Redskins head coach, and who might replace him if he is fired.

By Mike Jones  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Week 15

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Shanahan speaks with Daniel Snyder

Coach remains in place Monday but doesn’t say if his meeting with Snyder resolved his status.

By Mark Maske  |  06:09 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 15

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Shanahan says he’s leaning toward benching Robert Griffin III

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he is considering benching quarterback Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  05:38 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Falcons, Robert Griffin III, Week 15

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Kirk Cousins says, ‘I absolutely love the Shanahans’

Second-year quarterback gives endorsement to coach, offensive coordinator even with their tenure seemingly winding down.

By Mark Maske  |  03:45 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Week 15

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Cofield: Shanahan tells players he will ‘give his all’

Barry Cofield, one of the Redskins’ defensive captains, said that Shanahan in his most recent address told his players to keep fighting.

By Mike Jones  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Week 15

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 12/09/2013

At the podium: Mike Shanahan [updated with video]

The Redskins coach is expected to meet with members of the news media at 3 p.m. in one of the most anticipated news conferences in a long time.

By Keith McMillan  |  02:57 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Washington Redskins-Mike Shanahan standoff: Team could attempt to withhold remaining money due under his contract if they fire him

Team’s management said to be still sorting through its options but coach’s departure anticipated by end of the season at the latest.

By Mark Maske  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 15

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Five observations on the state of the Redskins

Just when you thought things couldn’t get much worse, they did.

By Mike Jones  |  08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 15

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Ongoing off-field drama wearing on Robert Griffin III

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he is growing weary of the ongoing off-field drama surrounding his team most notably himself and Mike Shanahan.

By Mike Jones  |  08:31 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Redskins players defend Shanahan, take blame for loss

Following his 10th loss, the coach said he didn’t have his players prepared well enough to win the game. But a number of Shanahan’s players disagreed with that notion.

By Mike Jones  |  07:30 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Kory Lichtensteiger, Mike Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Santana Moss, Week 14

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Griffin understood reasons for Shanahan putting in Cousins

With his team down 38-10, Mike Shanahan told Robert Griffin III he was coming out, and the quarterback was okay with it.

By Mike Jones  |  07:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Chiefs, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Kyle Shanahan has confidence in relationship with Griffin, defends last season’s play-calling

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said his relationship with Robert Griffin III is as good as it ever has been.

By Mike Jones  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, offensive philosophy, read option, Robert Griffin III, Week 14, zone read

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Santana Moss, Barry Cofield say coaching staff should return

Moss says coaches should be given another chance to work with Robert Griffin III.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Mike Shanahan, Santana Moss, Week 14

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Griffin expresses confidence in Shanahan and his staff

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did his best to sidestep the matter but ultimately, expressed confidence in his team’s coaching staff, and he said that he and Shanahan share the same goals, which makes for “winning recipe.”

By Mike Jones  |  04:10 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 14

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Alfred Morris’s lack of carries due to Giants’ defensive approach, Mike Shanahan says

Running back Alfred Morris had only 11 rushing attempts in the Redskins’ loss to the Giants.

By Mark Maske  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Mike Shanahan, Week 14

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Botched snap ‘ruins’ good day for special teams, in Shanahan’s view

“To be honest with you, I was really pleased with the special teams [Sunday],” Shanahan said Monday. “I thought it was the best game we had and all of a sudden we have that snap.“

By Mark Maske  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Giants, special teams, Week 14

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Shanahan on officiating mistake: ‘You live with it’

“Obviously they made a mistake and you live with it,” says Redskins coach regarding call in game against Giants.

By Mark Maske  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Giants, Week 14

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Wise on Shanahan and Griffin

A closer look at the Shanahan-Griffin relationship is relevant now that a decision must be made about whether to keep coach and quarterback together.

By Mike Wise and Keith McMillan  |  02:05 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 14

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Shanahan: Sideline track at FedEx Field a hazard

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that the team needs to do something about the rubberized track at the back of the sidelines at FedEx Field so players aren’t at risk of injury.

By Mike Jones  |  10:14 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Shanahan not willing to play young players for the sake of evaluation

MIke Shanahan said that his approach will not change when it comes to evaluating young players, even though the Redskins have no chance to make the playoffs.

By Mike Jones  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Gettis, Bacarri Rambo, josh leribeus, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Offensive line, Rookies, Tom Compton

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Shanahan defends Garcon, Moss, Hall for Sunday’s penalties

Redskins coach praises all three players’ competitiveness.

By Mark Maske  |  04:50 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Mike Shanahan, penalties, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Santana Moss, video, Week 13

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013

NFL says officials should have stopped Redskins vs. Giants game to clear up confusion over downs

The NFL VP of officiating said play in Sunday night’s game “should have been stopped prior to third down and the correct down communicated to both clubs.”

By Mark Maske  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Giants

The Washington Redskins’ second-half slide continued in their third consecutive loss.

By Mike Jones  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Redskins’ loss to Giants ends with controversy over what down it was

Mike Shanahan says he was told by an official the Redskins had gotten a first down.

By Mark Maske  |  01:50 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, NFL referees, officials, Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Giants, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 13

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/28/2013

Playing for Mike Shanahan not a source of motivation, two Redskins players say

Two team leaders said although they support Mike Shanahan, the need to play for their head coach’s future doesn’t serve as a source of motivation for them.

By Mike Jones  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2013

DeAngelo Hall says Mike Shanahan, rest of coaching staff should be retained for next season

‘I think a big part of success is to have some stability,’ cornerback says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

‘If you don’t win, everybody is accountable,’ Mike Shanahan says

Redskins coach acknowledges, as Pierre Garcon did Monday night, that jobs are at stake now.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013

‘You just have to be patient’ with development of Robert Griffin III as pocket passer, Mike Shanahan says

Late-season switch to Kirk Cousins won’t be considered, Shanahan says, adding that Griffin needs all the game experience he can get.

By Mark Maske  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Shanahan declines to discuss Fred Davis discipline in detail

Fred Davis might or might not have missed meetings leading up to him being used for only 10 plays against the 49ers.

By Mike Jones  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/26/2013

London Fletcher: ‘Nobody is happy with the way things have turned out’

Linebacker expresses disappointment but remains supportive of Coach Mike Shanahan and says players haven’t given up and are continuing to put forth effort.

By Mark Maske  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Week 13

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins mailbag: Is it time for Kirk Cousins?

Mike Jones answers questions from readers about Kirk Cousins, Keenan Robinson, clock management and, you guessed it, Kirk Cousins.

By Mike Jones  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inside linebackers, Keenan Robinson, Kirk Cousins, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Griffin and Shanahan, in their own words (video); snap counts

Video of last night’s postgame press conferences.

By Keith McMillan  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, video, Week 12

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Redskins-49ers: Five observations from Monday night’s loss

Another game, another embarrassment, and the Redskins at 3-8 took another step toward a disastrous end.

By Mike Jones  |  09:39 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh Wilson, Mike Shanahan, observations, Redskins vs. 49ers, Robert Griffin III, special teams, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Griffin, like Shanahan, calls latest allegations ‘false’

An NFL Network report claimed he had requested that his negative plays not be shown during film review sessions.

By Mike Jones  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leadership, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 13

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Mike Shanahan defends Robert Griffin III against reports of film room requests

The coach says claims that RGIII requested the team not show his negative plays are ‘completely false.’

By Mike Jones  |  12:14 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 12

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III says he ‘wasn’t trying to take shots at anybody’

Quarterback also says he would take comments back if he could.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, leadership, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, video, Week 12

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Mike Shanahan speaks with league over Trent Williams-Roy Ellison incident

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan spoke to the NFL’s vice president of officiating about Trent Williams’s incident involving official Roy Ellison.

By Mike Jones  |  05:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Trent Williams, Week 12

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Redskins’ locker room not divided, Kedric Golston says

‘That doesn’t mean your locker room is apart just because people have different opinions,’ defensive lineman says.

By Mark Maske  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3-7, Kedric Golston, leadership, Mike Shanahan, Week 12

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Robert Griffin III is struggling with his mechanics and missing opportunities

A look at why Robert Griffin III is struggling throwing the ball. Sometimes it’s hesitation when a receiver is coming open, sometimes it’s poor mechanics.

By Mark Bullock  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, The Outsider, Week 12

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Injury situation could leave Redskins relying on Fred Davis, Josh Morgan again

Tight end, wide receiver had been pushed aside in recent weeks but now Jordan Reed is being treated for a concussion and Leonard Hankerson is facing possible knee surgery.

By Mark Maske  |  03:25 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Injuries, Jordan Reed, Josh Morgan, Leonard Hankerson, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. 49ers, tight ends, Week 12, Wide Receivers

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Redskins mailbag: RGIII’s mechanics, play-calling and defensive needs

Readers ask Mike Jones about the quarterback’s throwing motion, his development and the line and play-calling that supports him, and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Kyle Shanahan, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Offensive line, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Salary cap, Week 12

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Shanahan: Eagles didn’t know Redskins’ plays, but aimed to challenge Griffin’s passing

Coach dismisses the notion that the Eagles knew what plays were coming.

By Mike Jones  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Shanahan never considered benching Griffin

“You’ve got to make a decision that gives you the best chance to win,” the coach said, “and that’s the reason why Robert was in there.”

By Kent Babb  |  05:45 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Week 11

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Josh Morgan’s comments ‘had nothing to do’ with de-activation, Shanahan says

Redskins coach says he remains confident in Morgan, who could return to the lineup now that Leonard Hankerson is hurt.

By Mark Maske  |  05:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inactives, Josh Morgan, Mike Shanahan, Week 11, Wide Receivers

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013

NFL reviewing Trent Williams’s allegation that he was verbally abused by official [updated]

No timetable given for completion of league’s review.

By Mark Maske  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kory Lichtensteiger, Mike Shanahan, NFL referees, officials, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Week 11

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Mike Shanahan says Redskins remain headed in right direction under him

Coach cites salary cap penalty as hindering progress.

By Mark Maske  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, Mike Shanahan, Salary cap, Week 12

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Shanahan says he hasn’t thought about contract extension

Mike Shanahan says he doesn’t think about his contract situation, and wouldn’t do it during a season anyway.

By Mike Jones  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  contracts, Mike Shanahan, video, Week 11

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Redskins mailbag: Mike Shanahan’s future and more

Mike Jones tackles questions on Mike Shanahan’s future, the salary cap, silly penalties, Nick Williams’s role, Adam Carriker’s recovery, London Fletcher’s demise, Kyle Shanahan’s fit for University of Texas and more.

By Mike Jones  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, Daniel Snyder, Josh Morgan, London Fletcher, Mailbag, Mike Shanahan, Nick Williams, Salary cap, special teams, tight ends, Week 11

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Shanahan says he has ‘never experienced’ a locker-room issue like Miami’s

Redskins coach says sometimes a coach must ‘watch over’ certain players.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Dolphins, Mike Shanahan, Week 10

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Robert Griffin III rebounds from trying performance and week

A week after enduring one of the worst performances of his career, Robert Griffin III rebounded with a solid showing in his team’s 30-24 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers.

By Mike Jones  |  08:34 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chargers, Robert Griffin III, Week 9

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Kai Forbath miffed over blocked field goals

A pair of blocked field goals proved perplexing to placekicker Kai Forbath. The second-year kicker and coach Mike Shanahan both said they needed to go back and look at film to get an idea of what went wrong.

By Mike Jones  |  08:15 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Chargers, special teams, Week 9

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Mike Shanahan responds to Albert Haynesworth’s criticisms

Mike Shanahan had a rather pointed response to former Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who took shots at the coach earlier this week.

By Mike Jones  |  04:23 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Albert Haynesworth, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Bacarri Rambo impresses Redskins coaches in return to action

Rookie free safety Bacarri Rambo had a performance Sunday that drew praise from his head coach and defensive coordinator.

By Mike Jones  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Jim Haslett, jose gumbs, Mike Shanahan, Safeties

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Robert Griffin III’s left knee ‘a little bit sore,’ but fine

Robert Griffin III’s left knee is “fine” but a little sore the day after a Denver defensive lineman landed on it.

By Mike Jones  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan believes Meriweather has learned his lesson

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he believes that safety Brandon Meriweather now understand the importance of avoiding helmet-to-helmet hits going forward.

By Mike Jones  |  05:22 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL safety, suspensions

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan: ‘A combination’ of things hindering Redskins in pass game

Robert Griffin III and the Redskins are struggling in the passing game.

By Mike Jones  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Broncos

The Redskins drop to 2-5 after losing what wound up being a very winnable game against Denver.

By Mike Jones  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, observations, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Broncos, video, Week 8

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Shanahan appreciative of warm reception in Denver

‘Denver is just a classy place,’ Redskins coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Redskins vs. Broncos: Five story lines for Sunday’s game at Denver

Five areas to focus on during Washington’s 4:25 game at Denver on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos, Safeties, Secondary, special teams, story lines, Week 8

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Shanahan has discussed ‘responsibilities, accountabilities’ with Fred Davis

By Mike Jones  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, tight ends

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Shanahan wants to expand helmet-to-helmet rules to protect players on kickoffs

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan intends to lobby the NFL when he attends the next league meeting.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, Mike Shanahan, NFL rules, Reed Doughty

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Shanahan anticipates positive reception in Denver

‘I’m sure hoping I don’t get booed,’ Redskins coach says of facing the Broncos, the team he coached to two Super Bowl triumphs.

By Mark Maske  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Broncos

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Shanahan, Burns believe Redskins made progress on special teams Sunday

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and assistant Keith Burns said their special teams units displayed improvement on Sunday.

By Mike Jones  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Keith Burns, Mike Shanahan, special teams

Posted at 09:16 PM ET, 10/20/2013

De-activation of Davis based on special teams considerations, Shanahan says

Redskins players say they were pleased with effort level on special teams despite Devin Hester’s punt-return touchdown.

By Mark Maske  |  09:16 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, inactives, Mike Shanahan, Niles Paul, special teams, tight ends

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013

Mike Shanahan set to face Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, two of his former draft picks

When the Washington Redskins face the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Mike Shanahan will see familiar faces in quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

By Mike Jones  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins-Bears

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Shanahan not surprised by Niles Paul’s comments about Keith Burns

‘You’ve got to prove yourself both as a player and as a coach,’ says Redskins coach, who adds that he won’t overreact to his club’s special teams woes.

By Mark Maske  |  06:32 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Keith Burns, Mike Shanahan, Niles Paul, special teams

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Barry Cofield: These Redskins are better than previous years’ teams

Players still firmly believe that their record does not reflect their level of talent or their capabilities.

By Mike Jones  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 season, barry cofield, Mike Shanahan

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Shanahan says he isn’t considering coaching staff changes

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he has “a lot of belief” in his assistants, and doesn’t ponder changes during the season.

By Mike Jones  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coaches, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Bears

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Redskins continue to defend their use of the clock Sunday

Mike Shanahan defends the unused timeout and the Redskins’ delayed approach to hurry-up offense on Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clock management, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Shanahan: Wrong call was made regarding fumble recovery

Mike Shanahan remains convinced that officials made the wrong call when they awarded the Cowboys possession during a punt in the second quarter.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerome Murphy, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Reed Doughty, special teams

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Shanahan defends Keith Burns, says special teams leader must emerge

‘Lorenzo Alexander is not gonna show up,’ coach says.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Smith, Keith Burns, Lorenzo Alexander, Mike Shanahan, Niles Paul, Reed Doughty, special teams

Posted at 01:37 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Shanahan defends first-half clock management

Team did not use a timeout after long completion to Jordan Reed in the final minute of the half.

By Mark Maske  |  01:37 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clock management, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Cowboys

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan at the podium

Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan at the podium

By Keith McMillan  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Week 6

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Redskins' special teams have 'got to get better,' Shanahan says

Raiders had a touchdown on a blocked punt and a first down on a fake punt Sunday.

By Mark Maske  |  05:27 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, special teams

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Shanahan looking to keep Fletcher fresh, get better execution out of Rambo

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan explains the modification of the workloads of one of his most experienced players, and one of his rookies.

By Mike Jones  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, London Fletcher, Mike Shanahan, Nick Barnett, Playing time, Redskins vs. Lions

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan: Second-quarter interception wasn’t Griffin’s fault

Mike Shanahan said that quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t to blame for the interception that killed a potential scoring drive in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions.

By Mike Jones  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan: Calls on Robinson’s non-catch, Griffin’s fumble were correct

The two fourth-quarter gaffes by the Redskins led to Sunday’s loss.

By Mark Maske  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  0-3, Aldrick Robinson, Brandon Meriweather, Mike Shanahan, NFL officiating, officials, Redskins vs. Lions, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Shanahan mostly pleased with offensive balance vs. Lions

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that given the circumstances, he thought that his offense was more balanced until faced with desperate late-game situations.

By Mike Jones  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kyle Shanahan, Mike Shanahan, offensive philosophy, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Shanahan: Going for field goal over touchdown kept hopes alive

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he settled for a field goal within the final two minutes of play rather than going for a touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the Detroit 3-yard line so his team could have a chance to even remain in the game.

By Mike Jones  |  08:16 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Potter, Mike Shanahan, Redskins vs. Lions, Week 3

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Joe Gibbs has confidence in Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs predicts that Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III will get the team turned around and that with a couple wins, Washington will be right back in the thick of things and could have another strong season.

By Mike Jones  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Gibbs, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013

At the podium: Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan

A collection of tweets fromthe Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan conference, and a place to react to what they’re saying.

By Keith McMillan  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III, Week 3

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Shanahan addresses penalties, but not overly concerned

The Washington Redskins in their first two games have committed a total of 17 penalties for 153 yards with seven of them for 78 yards coming Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

By Mike Jones  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, penalties

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013

At the podium: Shanahan says Redskins won’t bench Griffin for Cousins

Mike Shanahan is speaking with reporters a day after the 38-20 loss in Green Bay. Here’s a thread to discuss what he’s saying.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Kai Forbath, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Who handles running backs better: Mike Shanahan or Bill Belichick?

The Patriots coach yanked Steven Ridley after one lost fumble; the Redskins coach kept in Alfred Morris even though he committed a turnover and then dropped a pitch. Is one method better than the other?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Bill Belichick, Mike Shanahan, New England Patriots, Opening kick

Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Shanahan defends withholding Griffin from preseason

Redskins coach says he’s pleased the quarterback is healthy and was available for the opener.

By Mark Maske  |  12:21 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III rehab, Week 1

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Brandon Meriweather uncertain for Week 1, Barry Cofield hopeful

Slowed all preseason by recovery from knee surgery, Brandon Meriweather now is battling a groin injury. Meanwhile, Barry Cofield returned to practice and hopes to play next week.

By Mike Jones  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Kirk Cousins, Mike Shanahan, Week 1

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Mike Shanahan announces Robert Griffin III as Week 1 starter

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan acknowledged what had been expected all along: that Robert Griffin III will start for his team when Washington opens the season Sept. 9.

By Mike Jones  |  04:31 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Andrews denies Shanahan’s claims of lingering concern over Griffin’s knee

A day after Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that orthopedic surgeon James Andrews cleared Robert Griffin III for action but not without some lingering concerns, Andrews denied such claims.

By Mike Jones  |  04:47 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Andrews watches Griffin’s workout before preseason finale

Orthopedist's final clearance of quarterback's knee for opener pending.

By Mark Maske  |  06:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, preseason, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013

James Andrews will examine Robert Griffin III Thursday in Tampa

Robert Griffin III on Thursday will have another and possibly final checkup with Dr. James Andrews.

By Mike Jones  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, James Andrews, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Week 1

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Shanahan: Meriweather might not be ready for Week 1

Safety not expected to play Saturday and Shanahan says, "He might be ready for the first game. He might not."

By Mark Maske  |  05:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Injuries, Josh Wilson, Mike Shanahan, Safeties, Week 1

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Mike Shanahan likely to play Redskins starters less than usual in third preseason game

Mike Shanahan said he could break from his usual tradition of playing his starters extensively in the team's third preseason game.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, Mike Shanahan, preseason

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/21/2013

At the podium: Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan

Gathered tweets from Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan's after-practice news conferences in one place for you to discuss.

By Keith McMillan  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen says Redskins' salary-cap penalty won't affect season-opening roster decisions

But the GM also maintains that the two-year, $36 million cap reduction imposed by the NFL continues to plague the team.

By Mark Maske  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Bruce Allen, contracts, Mike Shanahan, Redskins salary cap penalty, Salary cap, Training camp

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Bruce Allen sees no controversy in Griffin-Shanahan relationship

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said that he doesn't believe there is a problematic relationship between Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Allen, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Griffin says 'there is no conflict' with Shanahan

Redskins quarterback makes statement a day after saying he didn't fully understand the coach's plan.

By Mark Maske  |  06:26 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Should Griffin have spoken up about Shanahan's plan?

We ask readers, and then the Post Sports Live panel weighs in.

By Keith McMillan  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Post Sports Live, preseason, Robert Griffin III, Training camp, video

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Shanahan reiterates Griffin won't play in preseason, is aiming for Week 1

Coach pushes back quarterback's first participation in full drills until Wednesday, and says he's doing what's best for team, but appreciates that Griffin is eager.

By Mark Maske  |  06:33 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, preseason, Robert Griffin III, Training camp

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Shanahan not with Redskins for Tuesday practice

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was not with the team on Tuesday because he had to attend the funeral of a close friend.

By Mike Jones  |  02:26 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Training camp

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Shanahan sticking to plan regarding ramping up Robert Griffin III's activities

Despite Robert Griffin III's insistence earlier on Monday that he is ready right now to progress from seven-on-seven to 11-on-11 action, Mike Shanahan said he doesn't plan on deviating from his gameplan.

By Mike Jones  |  06:37 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/03/2013

Mike Shanahan tells fan-day crowd that Redskins camp in Richmond has been 'fantastic'

Redskins coach says, "We're looking forward to a great year."

By Mark Maske  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins training camp, Training camp

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 06/11/2013

At the podium: Griffin and Shanahan speak after minicamp

The Redskins minicamp is in full swing, and Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan are speaking to reporters. Discuss here.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:43 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, minicamp, news conferences, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013

At the podium: Robert Griffin III is 'tired of watching'

Robert Griffin III speaks after Thursday's practice, we tweet it, you discuss.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Mike Shanahan, news conferences, OTAs, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Shanahan: Alfred Morris can thrive in any system

Defensive coordinators on the Redskins' schedule will devote a fair amount of film study to running back Alfred Morris, looking for ways to contain him.

By Mike Jones  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Mike Shanahan, Running backs

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Robert Griffin III says he's sharper mentally; Shanahan praises Morris

During a news conference with Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan, the Redskins star QB says he’s been cleared for cross-field running and has learned to adjust better post-injury.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, news conferences, OTAs, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:08 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Robert Griffin: Redskins medical staff forcing him to be patient

Robert Griffin III says he continues to make great progress, yet the team's medical staff is being cautious.

By Mike Jones  |  01:08 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  larry michael, Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/20/2013

No surprises in free agent pursuit, Coach Mike Shanahan says

Cap hit presented a challenge but team still welcomes high expectations for 2013.

By Mark Maske  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Carriker, Mike Shanahan, Redskins, Redskins' free agents

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Robert Griffin III must learn to protect himself better, Coach Mike Shanahan says

QB is ahead of schedule in recovery, could be ready for opener

By Mark Maske  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury, Robert Griffin's injury

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Shortcomings in Denver made NFC East title special for Mike Shanahan

The Washington Redskins on Sunday will participate in their first playoff game since 2007. But for Mike Shanahan, the game will mark his first of the postseason since 2005.

By Mike Jones  |  11:27 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coach Mike Shanahan

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Mike Shanahan: Redskins unfazed by flexing of Sunday's game against Dallas

NFL decision to move game from 1 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. won't affect preparations, coach says.

By Mike Jones  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Griffin has to prove on the practice field he's ready to play, Shanahan says

Redskins coach suggests he won't let his rookie QB talk his way onto the field Sunday in Cleveland if he doesn't first prove he's ready to play.

By Mark Maske  |  04:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Robert Griffin III injury

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Shanahan: Boost in confidence evident in Redskins' play

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said winning streak has prompted a boost in confidence.

By Mike Jones  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Giants, Mike Shanahan, Quick hits, Redskins-Giants

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Redskins' struggles haven't swayed Andy Reid's opinion of Mike Shanahan

Andy Reid, whose Eagles face the Redskins on Sunday, said that Washington's struggles do nothing to take away from his opinion of Mike Shanahan.

By Mike Jones  |  02:43 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Reid, Eagles, Mike Shanahan, Redskins-Eagles

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Mike Shanahan addresses Redskins players about his postgame comments

The coach said he was upset about the way his comments were interpreted by the media.

By Mark Maske  |  01:27 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Shanahan says postgame quotes were misinterpreted

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that he in no way meant to imply that he was giving up on the season when he said that the team would now start to evaluate their talent for years to come.

By Mike Jones  |  05:31 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Mike Shanahan: Redskins could be 5-3 if not for injuries on defense

For a second straight year, the Redskins are 3-5 at the halfway point of the season.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Haslett, Mike Shanahan, Redskins defense, Washington Redskins

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Mike Shanahan felt ‘dumb’ after reviewing RGIII trick play

Coach regrets exposing franchise QB to injury risk.

By Mike Jones  |  05:08 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Redskins-Steelers, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Quick hits: Mike Shanahan met with DeAngelo Hall after outburst

Redskins coach believes Steelers' receiver Emmanuel Sanders should have been flagged as well

By Mike Jones  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Cedric Griffin hopeful he’ll play against the Giants

Cedric Griffin has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury, but said Wednesday he expects to participate fully in practice this week. He is hopeful he'll play Sunday against the Giants.

By Steve Yanda  |  02:24 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cedric Griffin, Mike Shanahan, Redskins

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Mike Shanahan: Late NFC East start date could have benefits

Redskins play their first NFC East game Sunday, their latest start of division play since 1970.

By Mike Jones  |  11:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, NFC East, Redskins-Giants, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Redskins defense’s goal line stands were the difference in Sunday’s game, Shanahan says

Coaches want LB Lorenzo Alexander more involved in the defense.

By Lenny Bernstein  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Redskins-Vikings, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 09/16/2012

Mike Shanahan says playing Pierre Garcon might have ‘set him back’

The Redskins had the wide receiver on the inactive list Sunday while Aldrick Robinson started.

By Mark Maske  |  11:39 PM ET, 09/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Redskins injuries

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Redskins’ cutdown day begins

The cuts have started as the Redskins whittle their roster down to the mandated 53-man limit by Friday's 9 p.m. deadline.

By Mike Jones  |  07:32 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Crompton, Mike Shanahan, Quarterbacks, Redskins roster, Rex Grossman, Robert Griffin III