Washington, DC, United States (NewsBahn) – The Washington Redskins dismissed coach Mike Shanahan Monday, ending a disappointing four-year term.
The ‘Skins are coming off an awful 3-13 season, capped by a season-ending 20-6 defeat to the New York Giants.
“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” owner Dan Snyder said in a statement released by the team. “We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. 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.”
Shanahan, who guided the team to a 24-40 mark overall, mentioned the team’s salary cap challenges during a short address to the media.
“.. the thing I felt good about going into this year: We don’t have those problems financially and have to worry about us not doing things the right way relative to overspending. I think from now on, the problems with the cap are over with.”