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Things look bleak for Mike Shanahan.
Mike Shanahan: Grade F
The head coach was guilty of some appalling clock management near the end of the first half. But more worrying is how Mike Shanahan is overseeing a team that seems to lack a clear plan on either side of the ball.
He is also struggling to fix the problem with penalties and missed assignments. Shanahan's era has often looked like a series of knee-jerk measures and cobbled together ideas rather than a coherent approach to team building.
That ill-judged pattern is starting to show, and so is the strain on the struggling coach.
Kyle Shanahan: Grade D
In many ways, this game summed up the good and bad of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. At times he called some well-designed individual plays.
But these snapshots of ingenuity did not form part of a clear plan. This is still an offense that lacks a true identity and the young Shanahan often seems content to continue relying on gadget plays and individual brilliance.
His run-pass ratio is a prime example. With a quarterback fresh off major knee surgery and a line better suited to blocking for the run, why not lean on the rushing attack?
Yet it seems the Shanahans are more keen to get Griffin up to speed and develop him as a passer, even if it might not be helping the team to win now.
Jim Haslett: Grade C
For once, Jim Haslett's defense was not directly at fault for a Redskins loss. As he so often does, Haslett took his chances with the blitz, although that was not the worst tactic against Romo.
His fire zone schemes fooled the Cowboys passer into more than one bad throw. Ultimately though, Haslett's group still yielded 24 points, but were often the victims of poor field position.
There is plenty for the coaches to get right before Week 7 and time is rapidly running out to try to rescue a season allowed to go horribly awry.