Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was so disillusioned with how owner Dan Snyder was running the team that he cleaned out his desk and nearly quit last season, ESPN reported Sunday.
Citing a source, the incident occurred the week of the Redskins' playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Shanahan was reportedly expected to leave the team as soon as the season ended.
Shanahan was upset that Snyder valued quarterback Robert Griffin III over all the other players on the team. Shanahan blamed Snyder for creating an atmosphere that he did not believe was conducive to winning. Shanahan reportedly told people close to him that Snyder's favorable treatment of Griffin was a "complete farce."
According to the report, Shanahan was content to leave the Redskins after winning the NFC East title but changed his mind after the team lost to Seattle in the playoffs and Griffin sustained a serious knee injury in the game.