A Complete Timeline of Mike Shanahan's Demise with the Washington Redskins

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A Complete Timeline of Mike Shanahan's Demise with the Washington Redskins
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

Mike Shanahan has finally been fired by the Washington Redskins, with news of his dismissal being confirmed by The Washington Post's Mark Maske and Mike Jones.

While The Post's Mike Wise eloquently argues this is not cause for celebration, this author says let the champagne corks fly.

Shanahan's tenure in D.C. has featured consistent failure, bad decisions and an endless cycle of spin designed to shift the blame. He made unnecessary schematic moves that backfired, alienated personnel and consistently broke promises of imminent success.

And that was before Robert Griffin III, the young dual-threat quarterback Shanahan is supposed to have so many problems with, even arrived.

In four years, Shanahan has gone from anointed franchise saviour to a fired head coach. Here is a timeline of how it happened.

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