The relationship between Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and star quarterback Robert Griffin III has been shaky at best for a while now. The latest news coming out of Washington suggests that Shanahan was willing to step down as head coach of the Redskins following 2012 due to “special treatment” to Griffin from Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder.
Shanahan is acting like a spoiled brat in regards to this whole situation, and it’s time for him to bow out.
When Snyder approved the trade with the St. Louis Rams that involved multiple first-round picks in order to move up in the 2012 NFL Draft to grab Griffin, it was clear as day that he was projected to be the future of the Redskins. What makes Shanahan think he deserves to be held on a higher pedestal than the young quarterback? Mike’s best coaching days are far behind him, but Griffin’s best days could very well be ahead of him.
Last season, it wasn’t Shanahan that was getting all the attention in Washington. It was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year that was getting the attention. Why Shanahan is so jealous of Griffin is beyond me. He had great years as head coach for the Denver Broncos, but he wasn’t trying to steal the spotlight from the likes of John Elway and Terrell Davis. So why should he try and do it to Griffin?
It is perfectly fine for Snyder to show favoritism towards Griffin because he is indeed the future of the Redskins. Shanahan can be replaced by another head coach and following the news that was released today, which is exactly what should happen in Washington.
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