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Honesty and silence: 2 steps to recovery

One problem observed from the vantage point of a Redskins writer has been the information given by Coach Shanahan in regards to his team never felt direct or truthful.  In the course of the 2010 season, Shanahan made many attempts to shroud what seemed to be an obvious truth.  This method is clearly his discretion to execute, but in hindsight probably was one of the many reasons distractions were a constant factor within this team in first year.

In the process of gearing up for his second year as the head man, it will be something interesting to see, how he approaches in house item and addresses them.

The problem I had, as well as many of those who follow the team on a regular basis is whether his blanketed approach for revealing information is the same to his players.  I have no true insight to what goes on inside the locker room so I wouldn’t be so bold to presume the true thoughts from the players but I have to believe that they too have wondered that is really going on.

Trust and loyalty in a team’s head coach are very important, and yet forgotten, keys to having a successful team.  It is certain that Shanahan has a plan and wants to execute it.  It is certain that decisions will be made that may not be popular, even with the team.  That is fine, but as long as Shanahan make that clear to his men this team may continue to reel.

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