Mike Shanahan: RGIII Told Me Which Plays Were "Unacceptable"

Robert Griffin III received The Dreaded Vote Of Confidence™ from head coach Jay Gruden today, who declared that the embattled QB will be his No. 1 guy to start the season. Just saying, I don't see the Colts or Dolphins or Seahawks having to make announcements supporting their respective Class of 2012 signal-callers. » 2/18/15 4:26pm 2/18/15 4:26pm

The Lesson Of ​Black Monday: Your NFL Team Doesn't Know What It's Doing

Yesterday was Black Monday in the NFL. My team's coach got fired. Your team's coach got fired. EVERYONE'S coach got fired. If six Fortune 500 CEOs were all shitcanned on the same day, the markets would crash; there'd be barricades in the streets by noon. But it's a telling sign of football culture that mass purges… » 12/31/13 10:47am 12/31/13 10:47am

Here's Your Black Monday NFL Firings Roundup

Black Monday is off to a roaring start this year. We're here for blood, and there's plenty of it. Here's your running tally of all the coaches who have been axed today. » 12/30/13 12:36pm 12/30/13 12:36pm

Report: Mike Shanahan Was Near-Obsessive With RG3's Media Availability

Mike Shanahan is most likely done as Washington's head coach after today's game, which means this is an opportune time to talk anonymously about him. It seems that many people inside the Skins organization took advantage of that. » 12/29/13 12:28pm 12/29/13 12:28pm

Mike Shanahan Admits To Lying To The Media All The Time

Mike Shanahan was a little fired up at his press conference earlier today. That's understandable, considering the monumental shit storm that has descended on the Redskins' season. But the best part of the presser came when Shanahan, with one little admission, crystallized everything that is so dysfunctional about the… » 12/11/13 3:31pm 12/11/13 3:31pm

RGIII Is A Pawn In The Dan Snyder-Mike Shanahan Standoff

Mike Shanahan is daring Washington to fire him. Dan Snyder has no problems seeing Shanahan go, but not at the cost of the $7 million remaining on his contract for 2014. Caught in the middle of this ugly divorce is poor, innocent, Robert Griffin III. It's always the children who suffer. At least he'll get two… » 12/10/13 5:56pm 12/10/13 5:56pm

Reports: Mike Shanahan's Probably Leaving Washington Soon

You can tell that the Skins are a catastrophe from their 3-9 record, but today's reports reinforce the team's shittiness with the relationships involving owner Dan Snyder, head coach Mike Shanahan, and Robert Griffin III. » 12/08/13 3:11pm 12/08/13 3:11pm

How Everyone Screwed Up On Washington's Mistaken First Down

Washington thought they had a first down. The chains moved. The stadium scoreboard said first down. Kyle Shanahan called the next play as if the Skins had a new set of downs. But the one person whose ruling mattered, referee Jeff Triplette, signaled third down. Chaos reigns. » 12/02/13 9:42am 12/02/13 9:42am

Mike Shanahan Does Not Mince Words

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Robert Griffin III Wants To Play, And Mike Shanahan Won't Let him

The Redskins' season ended in controversy, as Mike Shanahan was blasted for not removing his gimpy star quarterback from a playoff game before he shredded his knee. This season picks up where the last left off, only Shanahan finds now himself at the other extreme, with one very vocal critic—Robert Griffin III… » 8/13/13 9:03am 8/13/13 9:03am

Mike Shanahan Says He Doesn't Use Email, Is Probably Full Of Shit

Here's a partial transcript—flagged by DC Sports Bog's Dan Steinberg—of a meeting Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan had with reporters on Monday night: » 7/30/13 11:01am 7/30/13 11:01am

In Defense Of Mike Shanahan

Three months ago, the head coach of a professional football team made a terrible, terrible decision. On Sept. 30, up by a point with less than two minutes to go, Carolina's Ron Rivera decided to punt the ball away to the Atlanta Falcons, even though it was fourth-and-1, even though his team was on Atlanta's 45-yard… » 1/08/13 6:00pm 1/08/13 6:00pm

Robert Griffin III Twisted His Knee On A Dead Patch Of Sports Language

LANDOVER, Md.—After the Redskins' 24-14 playoff loss to the Seahawks, Washington's players and head coach talked about the "difference between being injured and being hurt," the importance of being there for your teammates, and how, in the words of Robert Griffin III, "you have to step up and be a man sometimes." This… » 1/06/13 11:15pm 1/06/13 11:15pm

Dr. James Andrews For Head Coach: Seahawks-Redskins, In Five GIFs

Seattle 24, Washington 14: It's fair to debate Mike Shanahan's decision to keep a hobbled Robert Griffin III in the game today: For much of the first half, it looked like a gamble in the process of paying off, and Griffin has been so stellar for so much of this year that it's hard to imagine Kirk Cousins taking over… » 1/06/13 8:12pm 1/06/13 8:12pm

Mike Shanahan Lied When He Said That A Doctor Cleared Robert Griffin…

During Washington's 31-28 victory over the the Ravens five weeks ago, Haloti Ngata brought down Robert Griffin III during the fourth quarter, leaving Griffin limping. Griffin sat out one play, then returned for four more, going 2/3 and advancing Washington to the Baltimore 16 before intentionally grounding the ball… » 1/06/13 11:10am 1/06/13 11:10am

Who Has The Funnier Challenge-Flag-Throwing Motion, Mike Smith Or Mike…

The Deadspin NFL Coach Challenge Challenge is a tournament pitting the throwing motions of 20 NFL coaches against one another. » 12/14/12 12:35pm 12/14/12 12:35pm

Mike Shanahan Filed A Police Report Over Cash Stolen From The Locker…

During the Redskins' Week 8 game in Pittsburgh, Mike Shanahan left his unlocked briefcase in an open locker. Not the smartest move, but one assumes the visitors' locker room is inviolable. After the game, an ugly whipping, Shanahan checked his stuff—and found $3,700 in cash and his passport missing. What Mike Shanahan… » 11/14/12 10:00am 11/14/12 10:00am

An Assistant Coach Bumped Into Mike Shanahan And He Reacted Like A Cat…

Woah there, Mike! A little high-strung? Pressure situation, tough decisions, big games: do not bump into Mike Shanahan; he will claw your eyes out. Anyway, that assistant coach is now fired, so good luck to him in his job search. » 9/09/12 5:50pm 9/09/12 5:50pm

Dan Snyder And Mike Shanahan Fly To Waco, Immediately Go To Hooters

Today is Baylor's pro day, when Robert Griffin III (and some saps who aren't RGIII) will showcase their wares for any scouts who want to come watch. The Colts will be there, just doing their due diligence. But this is really for the Redskins, who'll likely have Griffin with the second pick, and they'd like to see what… » 3/21/12 9:30am 3/21/12 9:30am