Washington Redskins fire OC Kyle Shanahan along with Mike Shanahan

Dec 1, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan talks with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) on the sidelines against the New York Giants in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Usually when a head coach of a struggling offensive minded team gets fired, his offensive coordinator also gets fired. It’s rare that the head coach and offensive coordinator are related but that’s the case in Washington as the Redskins have fired not only Mike Shanahan but his son and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as well.

It was a rough season for both Shanahan’s but it was particularly rough for the younger Shanahan as Kyle was pitted against his father on more than one occasion with everything coming to a head when Robert Griffin III was benched. Kyle Shanahan took a position against his father, but despite remaining loyal to the team, Kyle Shanahan has still been fired by Washington.

This means that not only will Robert Griffin III get to hand pick his next head coach, but he’ll also be able to choose his offensive coordinator as well, assuming he doesn’t want to just take on the role himself.

Topics: Kyle Shanahan, RGIII, Washington Redskins

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