Report: Shanny nearly fled Washington last year

Owner-QB link disillusioned coach

Disillusioned with the way Snyder was running the organization, Shanahan cleaned out his office in advance of January’s wild-card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks and expected to leave the team whenever the season ended, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The source said Shanahan had grown tired of the way Snyder empowered Griffin and openly esteemed him above all other players.

While we can't blame him for wanting out from under Dan Snyder, isn't it convenient that this news emerges as it seems Shanny might lose his job?

But the idea that he would ditch a playoff team is about as believable as the belated claim that he would have cut Brandon Marshall following Marshall's first Pro Bowl season.

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