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Players Thank Shanahan On Twitter

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on December 30, 2013 – 1:00 pm



After Mike Shanahan was relieved of his duties to the Redskins, the coach made a statement first thanking the fans, then thanking his players.

Several players took to Twitter to appreciate their former coach.

Reed Doughty was drafted by the Joe Gibbs regime and played for Jim Zorn before Shanahan took over as head coach in 2010.

Chris Neild was drafted by the Redskins in the seventh round of the 2011 draft and played in all 16 games as a rookie. He played in 8 games in 2013 and had a tackle against New York on Sunday.

Adam Gettis was drafted by Washington in the in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was active for 13 games in 2013.

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7 Responses to “Players Thank Shanahan On Twitter”

  1. By Sydney on Dec 30, 2013 | Reply

    3 out of 53: not a good look

  2. By DocJ on Dec 30, 2013 | Reply

    3-13 is a hell of a legacy… 24-40 is just as bad. Wonder if players were thrilled to be part of the Zorn Legacy, or the Spurrier Legacy, because that is where the Shanahan legacy ranks.

  3. By Robyn Stultz on Dec 30, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Shanahan is a Class Act. He addressed the Press Professionally and thanked the Fans First. To the best of my knowledge, Coach Shanahan focused on Football and did not join in on the “distractions” of this TEAM. Wishing Him the Best in the Future that is before him now.

    Thank You for your hard work and dedication to the Washington Redskins.


    A New York Redskins Fan

  4. By David W on Dec 31, 2013 | Reply

    As usual it’s always the HC’s fault with Snyder ownership. When will fans learn? You would have thought it sunk in deep when Gibbs failed and then left early. But nope. Fans are still blinded by the continuous new players, coaching and PR hype of Snyder each year. Just because Snyder was not as visible meddling with certain players, does not mean he was not violating that encroachment. The first two years Shanny spent most of his time cleaning house the players that Snyder and others had acquired. Finally Haynesworth was out of there. The next year, 2012, Shanny got a division title win. That is not too bad considering the drama and player issues he dealt with for two years. You can bet, Snyder got Shanny angry with meddling pertaining to RG. And when RG derailed the offensive plan in 2013, [ Cousins/White playing rotating in the games, it further complicated the issues with Shanny and Kyle. Why would any HC or OC want to set themselves up for blame knowing your QB just came off of surgery, has now 2 knee injuries, just finished a rookie year, and could end his career on further injury if you press the offensive scheme you know you need to win? You would not. You would lay up just like what Shanny and Kyle did. They either wanted another QB or to leave. RG will continue to limit the play schemes. Shanny knows Cousins was not a starter franchise QB yet. He needed White to finished the deal to help Cousins and the offense execute last years schemes, but RG/Snyder to prevent further QB controversy, when RG performed horrible the first 2 games, got rid of White. And that not only PO’d Shanny, but also the team. They lost all hope at that point.

  5. By David W on Dec 31, 2013 | Reply

    Syd – it was not 3 of 53 – others have made good comments concerning Shanny. More like 8-53 But you have to remember, with the entire offensive coaching staff gone and possibly defense and special teams will be too when a new coach is acquired, not many are going to comment fearing their jobs.

  6. By DSH on Jan 1, 2014 | Reply

    Being a Skins fan for 30 years I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. I always wonder how our fans and the media go on a up and down ride with each season. I expect that from Brian Mitchell who is just an embarrassment to Redskins in general. He acts as if he can’t be happy no matter what. I would love to see him coach something. Sorry for that rant on him but he has caused me to stop watching all TV where he’s involved. I remember last year on the incredible run everyone was talking about Kyle should be a head coach. Now he is viewed as a terrible coach. We knew coach was going to have a struggle building us back to greatness but it is funny how we gave up on the 5 year plan. Less anyone don’t realize that 36 million dollars taken away to get players makes all the difference in the world. It is all about MONEY. So there we were stuck like Chuck and here goes the world, Coach Shanahan is to blame. RGIII was terrible, Alfred was fumbling, no receiver to help Garcion and the defense couldn’t tackle a little league team. And low and behold the defensive coach is still employed. How about taking a look at the owner. A fan I know he is but 7 coaches already? Are you kidding me? Look at the great teams. New England, Pittsburg, Green Bay they all seem to have things together where the owner owns and the coaches coach and they don’t get in each other’s way. Not us, we have become just like the Cowboys. We love not having stability. Coaching this team with this owner has to be close to being President of this country. Who in the world is dumb enough to want to take this gig. You can’t win. It is a shame we can’t just face the facts. In my job everything starts at the top and rolls down hill. Seems like to me we don’t have much of a chance until something happens there and with all of his money I don’t the Redskins returning to the top any time soon and that is sad as can be. But it is what it is I guess. Maybe we can get RGIII dad to coach. But that is a whole different rant. Must say I’ve never heard of some that type of stuff in Pro sports before but seems there are a whole lot of new things happening with my beloved Redskins that Coach Gibbs probably just shakes his head at. I love the Skins but man to I wonder if we will ever be great again. I hope so..

  7. By ptownprince on Jan 2, 2014 | Reply

    I agree with everything you said. Snyder is younger than me, and I wonder if i will ever see the Redskins as SuberBowl Champs again in my lifetime, do to his meddlesome ways on the football side of the Redskins operation.
    HTTR, but woe is me, Danny Boy probably around for a long, long time to come.

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