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Mike Shanahan says he's not giving up on season, not making staff changes

Mike Shanahan clarified his postgame comments Monday, saying he certainly has not given up on the 2012 season and will not make changes to his coaching staff during the team's bye week.

Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan clarified on Monday that his postgame comments from Sunday were not intended to mean he is giving up on the 2012 season. In an interview with ESPN.com, Shanahan said "To insinuate that I was giving up on the season is completely ridiculous."

The Redskins fell to 3-6 on the season with a 27-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. After the game, Shanahan's comments, particularly the quote, "When you lose a game like that, now you're playing to see who obviously is going to be on your football team for years to come," made many speculate that he was only thinking about the future as the team entered its bye week.

Despite being in last pace in the division, Washington still has five divisional games left on its schedule. "Any time you have division games, you have a great chance," Shanahan said in the article.

Another notable piece of information from the interview with Shanahan was that he does not plan on making any changes to his coaching staff during the team's Week 10 bye.

Shanahan addressed his postgame comments prior to the start of his regular Monday press conference. The video below is via CSN Washington.