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Shanahan Refuses To Comment On Relationship With Redskins Owner

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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan stands along the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against Kansas City Chiefs in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The Chiefs defeated the Redskins 45-10.
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Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan stands along the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against Kansas City Chiefs in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The Chiefs defeated the Redskins 45-10.

Embattled Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is still refusing to comment on reports that he was ready to quit at the end of last season because of team owner Dan Snyder.

Shanahan addressed the media this afternoon, a day after the reports surfaced and a day after his team was walloped at home by Kansas City 45-10 in front of the smallest crowd in FedEx Field history.

Several outlets, including ESPN, reported that Shanahan was ready to quit after last season's division title and playoff appearance because of how team owner Dan Snyder was treating staff and players — in particular, quarterback Robert Griffin III. The report stated Shanahan felt Snyder was giving Griffin preferential treatment, to the detriment of the rest of the team.

The head coach again refused to discuss it today.

"There's always a lot of noise when you're 3-10, I understand that. Every organization has that," Shanahan said. "There's going to be a lot more noise over the next three weeks. But I got one mindset right now and that's Atlanta."

The Redskins take on the Falcons this Sunday. Given the team's poor record in a season that started with high hopes, and the supposed poor relationship with a very powerful team owner who's employed seven head coaches since taking the helm in 1999, it appears very likely that Shanahan is coaching his last three games with the Redskins.

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