Washington Redskins Fire Head Coach Mike Shanahan

The team held a record of 24-40 during his tenure

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Former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan delivers a statement after he was fired Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Redskins Park, in Ashburn, Va. Shanahan was fired after a morning meeting with owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Updated: 12:30 p.m.

The Washington Redskins fired head coach Mike Shanahan after a four-year stint with the team Monday following a disappointing 3-13 season.

The Redskins joined the Cleveland Browns and the Minnesota Vikings in parting ways their head coaches after the season ended Sunday.

During a news conference on Monday, Shanahan thanked the Redskins fans and the organization for their support during his tenure. He said the team’s $36 million salary cap was largely to blame for the lack of progress over his four years as coach.

“A lot has been done, but any time you take a look at a some of the cap situations it’s really tough to have depth,” Shanahan said. “We are better off today than four years ago.”

Shanahan was named head coach of the Redskins in 2010, and under his leadership the Redskins held a record of 24-40, the worst record of any NFC East team during his time at the helm, according to ESPN. In a statement, the Redskins owner Dan Snyder said the Redskins fans “deserve a better result.”

“We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins,” Snyder said. “We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”

Rob Chudzinski, the first year head coach of the Cleveland Browns, was let go after the Browns went 4-12. Leslie Frazier, the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, was fired after the team went 5-10-1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers also canned their coach, Greg Schiano, after a 4-12 season that culminated in a 42-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Later on Monday, the Detroit Lions parted ways with Jim Schwartz after a disappointing 7-9 season that saw the team lose 6 of their last 7 games.

This post has been updated to include additional coach firings.

1 comments
Openminded1
Openminded1

No loss, they all needed to go, the also need to get rid of the Jags head coach he is next.

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