Washington DJ hints at possible rift between Shanahan and Redskins owner Dan Snyder


So the Dan Snyder/Mike Shanahan relationship could be getting rockier. This is from Eric Bickel’s Twitter, @EBJunkies.  Bickel is a cohost for 106.7 the FAN DC’s Sports Junkies.  He tweeted this today from the US Open.

Some interesting chatter today and yesterday hanging out with the “real media” types at Congressional. Not claiming to be breaking news- but…

Take this how you like it.. as gossip/rumors… I don’t care. But one respected media person told me he’s heard from several different..

people that Snyder already “doesn’t like Shanny”. One reason given is the losing which wears on everybody… but also that Shanny doesn’t..

“kiss his ass” the way other coaches have under Snyder. An ex given was Shanny won’t be “Snyder’s show pony” after games at Fed Ex….

in the suite or around the stadium after games. I was told Gibbs amongst others frequently did this to placate Dan to some extent.

This falls in line with our wristband story where we learned that Snyder berated Shanahan in front of several people including Bruce Allen.

The gist is in one respected media person’s opinion… Shanny is on much thinner ice than people realize. Take it for what you want.

If this is the case, we will need to see some winning here or else things may get dicey.

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  • Jeremy

    If Snyder fires Shanny at the end of this season there will not be another Joe Gibbs “Miracle” hire for him to fall back on that is for sure. Which means either a re-tread (Billick or Denny Green)or Fassell will finally get his chance to get back into the head-coaching ranks. Sooner than later Snyder is going to step on one set of toes too many.

  • Frank

    Isn’t that pretty much the same reason he sacked Marty? Didn’t kow-tow enough to him?

  • gooniegoogoo

    Given this is from something on 106.7……well we know how accurate their sources are

  • Cruisin’ Rog

    Not sure how it works but…….there are corporate take overs in business all the time. Somebody needs to start one and get get Danny Boy out of the Redskin Organization.

  • Oakland Red

    There should be a mass boycott of the Redskins if Snyder fires Shanahan.

  • agenice

    This is the DUMBEST article ever. There is no way Snyder will fire Shanahan. Because he would have to fire Bruce Allen at the same time!

    A) the Media people Bickel talked to are IDIOTS.. and
    B) Bickel is an even bigger one for believing it!