In a Wednesday news conference announcing a quarterback change, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan consistently drove home the point that he would not have benched Robert Griffin III if owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen were not "100 percent" on board.
Éminence grise John Madden, a bipedal football history exhibit, told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday he's never heard of the "ridiculous" notion that a football player would be "shut down" when he's healthy enough to play.
Regarding rampant speculation that he is goading the owner into letting him go, Shanahan reasoned, "If I'm trying to get fired, I'm not going to call up Dan Snyder and ask his opinion on what I should do." Shanahan then quipped maybe "I'll get that 12 to 15-year contract."
Interdasting. What the hell is going on out there?
This post was edited on 12/11 at 3:19 pm