Washington Redskins Dismisses Mike Shanahan From Duties

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By Lou Ramon Aguila | December 31, 2013 2:14 PM EST

The Washington Redskins look to move on without head coach Mike Shanahan, who was fired from his post on Monday following a disappointing 3-13 season.

The Redskins had a 24-40 record under Shanahan's tutelage, including the longest losing streak in franchise history at eight games.

Shanahan's departure also meant the end of tenure for his eight assistant coaches and offensive coordinator Klye Shanahan, the son of the two-time Super Bowl winning head coach.

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced the team's firing of Shanahan, stressing their fans deserve a better result from their team.

"Redskins fans deserve a better result," owner Dan Snyder said in a statement released by the team via ESPN. "We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs"

Shanhan also spoke about his dismissal from his job in a press conference on Monday morning.

"A lot has been done," Shanahan said. "But anytime you take a look at the cap situations we went through, it's always tough to have depth -- and that's what I thought hurt us this year was depth on our special teams, depth on our defense. We didn't have the speed we had a year ago.

"But the thing I felt good about going into this year: We don't have those problems financially and have to worry about us not doing things the right way relative to overspending. I think from now on, the problems with the cap are over with."

The Redskins finished 3-13 this season with quarterback Robert Griffin III suffering multiple injuries.

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