Several players took to Twitter to appreciate their former coach.
Disappointed we couldn't win for coach Shanahan. Loved playing for him and have the upmost respect for him.—
Reed Doughty (@doughty37) December 30, 2013
Reed Doughty was drafted by the Joe Gibbs regime and played for Jim Zorn before Shanahan took over as head coach in 2010.
I wanna thank Coach Shanahan 4believing in me& drafting me. He gave me my first shot in the NFL &I'll never forget that. True player's coach—
Chris Neild (@TruckNeild) December 30, 2013
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.
Thank you Coach Shanahan for bringing me in and being a hell of a coach. Blessed to be apart of your legacy.—
Adam Gettis (@NotOnDuty__) December 30, 2013
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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