After starting the season with a 3-6 record, the Washington Redskins appeared to be a an exciting football team led by rookie sensation Robert Griffin III that wasn’t exactly ready to take the next step in terms of clinching a playoff spot in the NFC. Griffin was making a lot of headlines and surprising a lot of people, but the Redskins couldn’t put it together on both sides of the football.
Once head coach Mike Shanahan came out publicly saying that the coaching staff was going to use the rest of the season to evaluate players, Washington had seemingly given up on their playoff hopes. Ironically enough, Shanahan’s comments motivated the team and the Redskins won the remaining seven games of the season winning the division title and punching their ticket to the playoffs as a result.
Coming into the postseason, the Redskins are one of the hottest teams in the league and will face-off against an equally talented and confident football team in the Seattle Seahawks.
Regardless of whether or not the Redskins are able to get the best of Russell Wilson and company this weekend and extend their season, the off-season in Washington will be interesting to say the least with head coach Mike Shanahan potentially signing a lucrative contract extension.
A contract extension is more than likely on the way for the two-time Super Bowl champion, but it appears that Kyle Shanahan, son and offensive coordinator, will be exploring his options in terms of becoming a head coach in the NFL according to ESPN.com:
Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says he’s “definitely” interested in exploring head coaching opportunities once Washington’s season is over.
Shanahan could be a candidate for one or more of the seven NFL openings based on his successful season molding a creative offense around rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
With Shanahan’s success turning Griffin into a superstar in his first season with Washington, the offensive coordinator will likely receive interest from one or more of the teams around the league that have already fired their current head coaches.