Cooley: Redskins coach Shanahan might stay

Cooley: Redskins coach Shanahan might stay
December 13, 2013, 5:00 pm
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One team insider thinks that the Redskins could end up keeping Mike Shanahan as their head coach in 2014. In fact, he said that such a scenario may be “likely”.

Former tight end and current afternoon talk host on ESPN 980 said Friday afternoon that team sources have told him that Shanahan could stay on as head coach if he replaces both the offensive and defensive coordinators.

There probably wouldn’t be much of an issue in replacing defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. But offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is the son of the head coach. That situation could be considerably more difficult.

Cooley said that a possible replacement for the younger Shanahan could be ex-Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, a player and coach under Shanahan in Denver.

At times when he was speaking early in his show, which he was doing from Redskins Park, he said that Shanahan staying is “likely” and it other times he said that scenario was “not out of the realm of possibility”.

In any case, Cooley said, a decision on Shanahan’s future has not been made.

Stay tuned. In the meantime, let us know what you think about this potential about face in the comments.