On this week’s edition of “The Mike Shanahan Coach’s Show,” head coach Mike Shanahan sat down with hosts Larry Michael and Charles Mann to discuss the states of the Redskins.
Among the various topics of conversation, the issue of Redskins legacy came up with the current players. Michael related a story about rookie receiver Leonard Hankerson not knowing who Sonny Jurgensen was, but later finding him downstairs reading up on the history mural.
Shanahan surmised that some players were better than others at learning the team history, but that it was a process that takes place over time.
“Sometimes you get these young players that are in their own world, they’ve been in college,” he explained. ”And all of a sudden when they get to be pro athletes, they realize that, ‘This is not just about me. This is about a team, this is about an organization. Let’s take a look at the history. Let’s take a look at the people that have really kind of paved the way for us, to have the oppo