Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Shanahan To Lead Redskins; Coach-VP, Team Agree To Five-Year Pact

Washington, D.C., United States (AHN) - Long time former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan will be picking up the mantel once again with the Washington Redskins, as the team officially ends the Jim Zorn era.

Zorn was fired Monday morning, a day after closing out his season against the Chargers in a 23-20 loss.

Zorn's 4-12 season could be best summed up by the trick play he ran against Dallas, in which the apparent objective was stack one side, and throw a pass to the largest group of Cowboys he could find.

The five-year deal will be worth approximately $7 million a year, and will allow the Broncos to recoup some of the money they lost when firing him back in 2008.

As Shanahan steps into Washington with the dual role as executive VP of football operations, his first goal is to interview the current assistant coaches and see who will be sticking around, or who he sends packing.

One thing that's for certain, Kyle Shanahan - his son - will take the helm as offensive coordinator.

Kyle worked for the Houston Texans since 2006, working his way up from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator over the past two years.

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