A miserable season came to a miserable end with a 20-6 loss to the New York Giants in New Jersey, leaving Mike Shanahan to talk about the 3-13 season and what the Post has reported is the imminent end of his career in Washington.
Shanahan opened by saying he would meet with owner Daniel Snyder on Monday morning and would speak with reporters afterward. Asked about whether he had any sense of relief that the season was over, a clearly weary Shanahan replied:
“No, not really. You don’t think of it along those terms. You always want to compete and you’re disappointed when you lose. It’s not a fun profession when you lose. To be in this situation is something I haven’t experienced before. So, very disappointed.”
Shanahan was asked what the legacy of his four years with the Redskins would be, if this is the last time reporters have a chance to interview him.
“Hopefully, I will get to talk to you guys. If I don’t get to talk to you as a group, I’ll talk to you individually. I’ve told you guys I would talk to you so hopefully we can do that. I’ll talk about that more tomorrow.”
Any regrets over four years?
“I’ll talk about that tomorrow.”
Was this his toughest year in coaching?
“I’ve had a few. I’ve had a few. This is right up there with them. Any time you’re responsible for a football team and you come away with three wins, it’s always disappointing.”
And with that, his press conference ended. “I’ll talk to you guys tomorrow,” he said as he stepped off the podium.