Mike Shanahan’s Washington Redskins regime has unspooled like a toilet-paper roll in that old Peter Sellers comedy, The Party.
Only nobody in Washington is laughing.
The Redskins have been Team Melodrama since picking Robert Griffin III No. 2 overall in last year’s draft. For whatever reason, it has been continual.
Sunday’s developments topped everything -- as surreal as the climactic scene in The Party when hippies parade their painted elephant into a suds-filled living-room pool.
First, an ESPN report in the morning claimed Shanahan -- the Skins’ executive vice-president and head coach -- considered quitting after last season because he deemed owner Dan Snyder’s relationship with RG3 to be too close and potentially disruptive to team unity.
Only when RG3 blew out his knee in the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks did Shanahan change his mind, not wanting to leave under such a circumstance.