Tuesday night, when word began to spread that Mike Shanahan -- he of the two Super Bowl championships -- would replace Zorn as the Redskins' on-field leader, there was no need for introduction. Several players embraced the move immediately and openly.It IS great news.
"I think we needed a guy in here who people are going to respect off of his name alone, and Mike Shanahan is that guy," cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. "You already knew he was going to come in here with a great scheme, a great mind because he's a great coach. You know he's a great leader. But to have that name, Mike Shanahan, associated with the Redskins is big for us, it's big for the fans, and it's just great news."
As a Virginia girl - and though Packer fan first - there's a soft spot in my heart for the Redskins.
Particularly after watching the end of the Joe Gibbs years, a couple of forgettable seasons, Norv Turner (NORV!!) and Steve Spurrier (yikes), and the RETURN of Joe Gibbs (OY), the Skins deserve a respectable name - and a great coach.
I look forward to watching them next year.