Originally posted on NBC Dallas- Fort Worth  |  Last updated 11/17/11
One of the reasons that Redskins fans have been so dismayed at the team’s recent five-game losing streak is that they have gotten the overriding sense that head coach Mike Shanahan, for all his accolades, doesn’t have a long term plan in place for this franchise. You hear it again and again on DC sports talk radio: The fanbase has little faith that Shanahan actually knows what he’s doing, and they’re beginning to suspect that the Mastermind, like so many other coaches and players to pass through Redskin Park over the past decade, is using the team for his own personal golden parachute. There is some reason to believe that Shanahan deserves a couple more years in charge of the Redskins. Apart from his ghastly decisions at quarterback, the Redskins have been able to find worthy contributors via both the draft (Ryan Kerrigan) and free agency (Barry Cofield). If the Skins had a real quarterback, there’s no way they would have folded this quickly. Shanahan will likely get a shot to at least
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