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Mike Shanahan Puts The President In Executive Vice President


The Associated Press published a story today about a meeting held at Redskins Park less than a month into his reign as the team's leader. But Mike Shanahan isn't just the Head Coach of the Redskins. He's also the Executive Vice President. And apparently it's a position he takes very seriously.

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This wasn't just a meeting for players. It was a meeting for the whole organization, Shanahan told the AP.

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"... Everybody's got a job to do. And you let everybody know how important their job is to the success of this organization. For us to win a Super Bowl, it's going to take everybody, not just the players, not just the coaches. We've got to have the best of the best in all different areas, secretaries, marketing, stadium personnel. Everybody's got a job to do, and that was the essence."
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This is another sign of the changing of the guard at Redskins Park. Joe Gibbs lived and breathed football, but didn't get involved in other facets of the organization. I could see Jim Zorn wanting to host such a meeting, but he would probably have been asked by Vinny Cerrato to step aside so Sherman Lewis could speak instead.

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It's good to see that Mike Shanahan cares about the entire organization. But until his secretaries can learn to pass block, there are other things that may be more critical to the team's ability to win a Super Bowl.