Coach Mike Shanahan said Friday he has not scheduled a meeting with Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to determine his future with the organization.
â€śNo, not yetâ€¦. We donâ€™t have anything scheduled now,â€ť Shanahan said following Fridayâ€™s practice at Redskins Park.
Shanahan has said he expects to meet with Snyder after the season. He said earlier this week he expects his job situation to be resolved relatively quickly.
The Redskins have a record of 3-12 in the fourth season of Shanahanâ€™s five-year contract. They close their season with Sundayâ€™s game against the New York Giants at the Meadowlands.
â€śMy only real expectation is a quick decision from everything that Iâ€™m hearing, one way or the other, whatâ€™s gonna happen,â€ť Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield said Friday. â€śSo as long as itâ€™s quick, you canâ€™t really complain so much. Obviously we want to keep as many people in place as possible. You work with these guys. … Weâ€™re confident we can get it fixed. But realistically, we know itâ€™s more than that.â€ť
Cofield said he will await word after the season finale about what happens with the teamâ€™s coaching staff, but he wonâ€™t necessarily follow every detail of the news coverage.
â€śNah, definitely not blow by blow,â€ť Cofield said. â€śIn todayâ€™s 24-hour media cycle with so many rumors and things like thatâ€”I definitely am gonna follow but blow by blow will make you want to pull your hair out.â€ť
Several people familiar with the situation continued to say this week they believe itâ€™s likely that the Redskins and Shanahan will part ways. Some of those people said they think the scenario by which Shanahan might stay is if he and Snyder refuse to budge on financial considerations.
It is believed that Shanahan would be paid for the remainder of his contract, estimated to be worth about $7 million per season, if he is fired and would forfeit that money if he resigns. He has said he does not intend to resign.
It has been speculated that Shanahan will make significant changes to his coaching staff, perhaps with new offensive and defensive coordinators, if he does stay. So it appears almost certain the Redskins are facing widespread changes. They also have a large number of players eligible for free agency, particularly on defense.
â€śThereâ€™s gonna be a lot of new faces,â€ť Cofield said. â€śBut there was a lot of coaching changes this year where people came in and the team was immediately successful. Thereâ€™s examples of that, for sure. So I definitely donâ€™t look at it as a rebuilding. Just a retooling or re-tuning and come back out and get back to work.â€ť
Shanahan said the Redskins had â€śa good practiceâ€ť Friday.
â€śPlayers were into it,â€ť Shanahan said. â€śWe ended, at least today, with the red zone [drill] that we work on, a little bit new, on a positive note. So it was a good practice.â€ť