Now in his third season, Mike Shanahan is considered by many to be on the coaching hot seat in Washington. His 11-21 record is one win less than his predecessor Jim Zorn, who was fired after his second year.
Shanahan's attempts to improve the team through free agency in the last two years have not been successful. For a man who is known for developing quarterbacks, the Donovan McNabb and John Beck experiments failed miserably.
With all that being said, Shanahan has a better chance of being successful this year, as the Redskins have another year of experience and the team has better athletes than it has had in a long time.
Here are five reasons why Shanahan will get things right in 2012.