Shanahan doesn't lack for confidence in Washington

Mike Shanahan might be lacking for explanations right now as to why the Washington Redskins will end a second season under him with at least 10 losses, but he’s not at a loss for confidence.

Shanahan said he has no doubt he will return as the team’s coach – and most powerful personnel voice – in 2012. Of course, there are huge money considerations involved as owner Daniel Snyder signed Shanahan to a $35 million, five-year contract to rebuild his franchise. Two years in, it’s still quite a mess.

There’s no doubt in my mind,” Shanahan said, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “Hopefully there’s no doubt in Dan’s mind, too. That would be the bigger guy to ask.”

Per the report, Shanahan says the Redskins had less talent and less depth than he thought when he jumped on board. The Redskins have been trying to make the roster younger and they just haven’t clicked this season. There’s no long-term solution at quarterback and the defense hasn’t played as well this year as some expected.

“It’s going to take some time to do it right,” Shanahan said.

He better show some progress next season or he’s going to be in trouble.

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