Mike Shanahan fired by Redskins after four seasons as head coach

The Washington Redskins fired head coach Mike Shanahan on Monday, a widely anticipated move that leaves the franchise on yet another coaching search — its seventh since owner Daniel Snyder bought the team in 1999.

“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” Snyder said in a written statement released by the team. “We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”  more –