A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
--One reporter describes what could be ailing the Redskins this season and why she thinks the problems stem from the owner and general manager of the team.
--On writer ponders why Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan should keep his job despite a 3-10 season. Shanahan said, "You always want to come back, I love these guys." If owner Daniel Snyder brings in a new coach it will be the eighth coach in the past 15 years.
--Quarterback Kirk Cousins shows his support of both Mike and Kyle Shanahan and said, "I absolutely love the Shanahans and believe they’re doing a great job coaching us."
--Why head coach Mike Shanahan is considering to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III. Shanahan spoke to the media and emphasized that he wants Griffin to experience offseason workouts and OTAs.
--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addresses the reports that describe him cleaning out his office. Shanahan told the media that he spoke with owner Daniel Snyder and said, "I get along with Dan quite well."
--Redskins running back Evan Royster is placed on the IR after a high-ankle sprain suffered against the Chiefs on Sunday.
--A financial breakdown of head coach Mike Shanahan's reported contract and different scenarios that could happen if Shanahan departs.
--Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield spoke to the media about head coach Mike Shanahan’s message to the team. Cofield said, "He just told us he was going to give us his all in the last three games of the season and he expected us to do the same."
--Hall of Famer Deion Sanders defends Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and said, "He befriends his players, and they are crazy about him."
--An outside audit of the Redskins Twitter activity during the Redskins-Chiefs game.
--Former NFL players comment on the reported “special treatment” that quarterback Robert Griffin III was receiving from owner Daniel Snyder. Former Redskins offensive lineman Trevor Matich said, "It crushes the product on the field, if a head coach is undermined in any way."
--On Monday's press conference, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan wanted to speak only on football related matters but the media were not complying yesterday.
--One writer thinks the relationship with quarterback Robert Griffin III and owners Daniel Snyder can ruin the integrity of the locker room.
--Why head coach Mike Shanahan is debating whether or not to hold quarterback Robert Griffin III out of the last three games of the season. Mike Shanahan said, "That’s just something in the back of my mind that I’m thinking about right now."
--A report that states the Houston Texans would not pursue Mike Shanahan for their head coaching vacancy, according to sources.
--A look at why the Redskins have struggled this season and the answer might come from the points being scored and scored against them. The Redskins have been outscored by 128, 2nd worst in the NFL and have scored 21.5 points per game, 23rd in the NFL.
--A look at the state of the Redskins during Week 14 of the NFL season including the status of quarterback Robert Griffin III and if he will play the rest of the season.
What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?
1) Shanahan says the 24 sacks in the last 5 games are a consideration on whether or not Griffin III starts vs. ATL. Decision in next 48 hrs.
2) Shanahan on relationship with QB @RGIII: "I don't need to be his best friend to make him the best quarterback possible." #HTTR
3) Happy Birthday to the big man, @NotOnDuty__! Help us wish #73a happy 25th! #HTTR http://t.co/iJLDbaYrVc
4) #Redskins now have a 1,000-yd rusher and receiver in same season for 1st time since 2008 (Portis, Moss).http://t.co/EvpUxIHa6z
5) Shanahan on returning: "You always want to come back. I love these guys...we've got some great character, guys working extremely hard."