Mike Shanahan Getting Fired Is Best-Case Scenario For Robert Griffin III

By Devin O'Barr
Robert Griffin III
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It’s time for the Washington Redskins to make a change at a head coach. Current skipper Mike Shanahan is in the fourth year of his five-year contract, but there is no reason for the Skins to keep Shanahan as the team’s head coach. In fact, the longer the Shanahan-Griffin drama goes on the more likely it is for Griffin to finish his career with the “bust” label across his forehead.

Now, Griffin has many fans as his meteoric rise as a rookie took NFL fans by storm in 2013. However, the days of Washington effectively running the “Pistol” offense are through. Therefore, No. 10 would be best off with a totally new head coach in his ear. This may sound like a rushed decision, but anyone who has seen Cam Newton in 2013 knows that a new coach means the world.

See: Should The Washington Redskins Regret Drafting Robert Griffin III?

Newton is clicking on all cylinders this year and Mike Shula is a big reason why. The Carolina Panthers took a chance on Shula considering he hadn’t fielded an NFL job since he was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ offensive coordinator from 1996-1999. Moving on, Griffin is similar to Newton in terms of style of play and the Redskins’ quarterback would benefit from a major change at either offensive coordinator or head coach.

At the end of the day; the Redskins’ offense has been atrocious and Griffin’s time with Shanahan should come to a close here soon.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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