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Shanahan won’t interview until after playoffs

KyleShanahanWe all know why Kyle Shanahan got the job as offensive coordinator for his father Mike in Washington. Doesn’t take a genius to figure it out. He had one year of experience as offensive coordinator in Houston under Gary Kubiak (gee…not tough to figure out how he got that gig either. Kubiak was a Elway’s backup in Denver when Shanahan won those two Super Bowls).

So, no one was impressed with Shanahan until perhaps this year, when he finally got a serious talent in Robert Griffin III. He’s done well to incorporate RG III and help get the Redskins to the playoffs.

And maybe the Redskins will be a good pick for those doing some NFL playoff betting. It would seem that they’ll have all of their coaches focused.

Because of RG III (largely), Shanahan is perceived to be a hot head coaching candidate. However, while many other NFL playoff coaches are doing some interviewing this week, the elder Shanahan said that the younger one could interview, but not until after the playoffs are over.

And it seems that Kyle agrees.

“Definitely. I’m looking forward to having that opportunity after the season,” Shanahan said. “Anything that detours your mind from [game-planning] is going to be a detriment to the team.”

We actually agree. How can you be interviewing for a head coaching job with all of the preparation that that requires, and still focusing on your current job? Kind of like running for a second term of President of the United States. How can you be completely focused on doing the job of president when you are campaigning all damn day?

Regardless, let Kyle be a head-coaching candidate all he likes. I wouldn’t hire him to run my football team, but that’s just me.

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