Fantasy Football Impact: The Hiring of Mike Shanahan in Washington

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IJanuary 6, 2010

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 6:  Head coach Mike Shanahan of the Denver Broncos looks at the scoreboard against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter of their NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium November 6, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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By Ryan Sitzmann.

The Washington Redskins wasted no time in finding a replacement for recently fired head coach Jim Zorn. On Monday, the same day the team fired Zorn, the team flew in Mike Shanahan, and he was hired by the end of the day.

The hiring of Shanahan didn’t come as a surprise to many football fans. Shanahan fits the mold of what owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen were looking for in a head coach, and he brings a winning attitude to a team that has severely underperformed the last two seasons going 12-20.

He boasts a career regular-season record of 146-98, including 138-86 with the Broncos from 1995 to 2008, a playoff record of 8-5 and two Super Bowl championships...

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