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Shanahan 'Knows' He's on Path to Success

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Norv Turner, Marty Schottenheimer, Steve Spurrier and Jim Zorn have one thing in common: They all parted ways with Daniel Snyder with better winning percentages in Washington than Mike Shanahan.

 

The man who delivered Robert Griffin III just can’t serve up a winning season. At 14 wins and 27 losses in his 21 / 2 years refurbishing this dilapidated NFL franchise, Shanahan is past the midway point of his five-year, $35 million contract. More than his players, the coach of the Redskins is now asked openly how that path to the Lombardi Trophy is proceeding.

“You will have to ask Dan Snyder that,” the coach bristled Monday. He leaned intensely over his lectern at his weekly news conference, his tanned complexion the usual beet-red, as if every corpuscle was...

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