So if RGIII has fallen into terrible mechanics, doesn't like watching his own bad plays in front of the team in film session, and isn't making good reads in the pocket....
..it is Shanahan's fault. He's the coach, and he bought the kid. Work with him.
If Dan Snyder is way too far up the QB's ass, sniffing farts and taking him out to bromance dinners by candlelight....
... it is Shanahan's fault. Because he should have told the owner in no uncertain terms that those things are bad for the lockeroom, bad for Snyder himself, and certainly bad for Griffin in the long run.
If Griffin pressured Shanahan to make sure he started Week 1 with no pre-season and very little full scale action in training camp coming off that knee injury - just so he could fulfill an Adidas marketing campaign to be "#all-in" for Week 1...
.. it is Shanahan's fault for allowing that to happen, and not doing what's best for the team.
If the rest of the team is so piss poor it can't hold opponents to under 30 points, or not set constant brush fires on special teams that ruin games....
... it is Shanahan's fault for neglecting to give full attention and effort to building a whole team.
If you don't notice a trend here... I'll just say it loud and proud: THIS IS ALL SHANAHAN'S FAULT!
It's his fault, because he took the 5-year, $35 million dollar deal to coach this team, and to work for this owner, and to spend 4 extremely high draft picks on Griffin.
It's his fault for getting and having full coaching staff and roster control, and delivering a weak team and a mediocre staff (if that) in the vaunted 4th year of a 5 year re-building plan.
(Note: The Chiefs, Eagles, Bears, and Cardinals ALL have spanking new coaches, and winning records. Five year plan? The hell they say!)
The frantically comical, revisionist history spiel of nonsense this guy rolled out at Redskins Park today was nothing short of a showcase showdown of crazy.
He said all that, because he really thinks all that.
Reality, be damned.
And yeah, people get that way in life. Haven't we all known them?
In Japanese culture, business leaders and CEO's would rather jump on a sushi blade than pass the buck on their company's failure.
Mike Shanahan decides it's time to change quarterbacks. Again.
You could design an iphone app that changes QB's when the record reaches double-digit losses. You don't need a $7 million maniac like this guy.
We went from Campbell to McNabb. McNabb to Rex. Rex to Beck. Beck back to Rex. Rex to RG3. Now RG3 to Cousins.
It's can't be him, people. It just can't.
Jake Plummer knows all about Shanny's modus operandi. It didn't take long for USA Today to reach him on Wednesday.
Plummer, 38, led Shanahan's 2005 Broncos to a 13-3 season and No. 2 seed before Denver was eliminated by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. Shanahan benched Plummer for then rookie Cutler the next season after the veteran led the Broncos to a 7-4 start.
"I just know from my experience sometimes Shanahan would ask too much of me,'' he said. "I was pretty good. But I was no Peyton Manning. I had to fight every day.
"A similar situation happened with me, and it happened with Donovan McNabb (benched Dec. 17, 2010 by Shanahan) because we had our own styles, and it didn't mesh with what Mike wanted. What I see happening there isn't the same, but it is similar.
"Mike definitely rubbed me the wrong way in some ways. Also, he did some great things in resurrecting my career. Overall, I was grateful to be coached by him. But I was a square peg in a round hole. I didn't fit what he really wanted me to be, and he moved on to somebody else.''I don't know if the "true" RG3 is closer to the player he was last season, or closer to the one he has slumped to this season. But I do know this. We ARE "#all-in" on this guy because of the price that was paid. We are all-in because he was so electric last season in winning rookie of the year.
You gotta ride him out to the end of his 5 year rookie contract before you even THINK about going in a new direction. Funny, because where's the patience from Shanahan?
He browbeat Griffin into having it, so he wouldn't return too quickly. Remember "Operation Patience?"
He browbeat the fanbase into it, saying things were much worse than he expected when he took over for Vinny and Zorn.
So where's HIS patience?
You can listen to his stupid spiel about the vaunted "off-season program" until you collapse. If the off-season program was so crucial, how come he allowed Griffin to start week 1 this year without it?
But NOW, it's important. Got it.
For those who want season tickets to the glorious "Off-Season Program", let it be known last year it began April 15th.
There were 6 days of OTA's in May.
Four more in June.
Then a 3-day mandatory mini-camp.
I'm gonna say Griffin is gonna be very "fresh" for these.
Meanwhile, I'll be there in January to help Shanny clean out his office for good this time.
What a dick.