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Shanny-RG III saga is new yardstick

Washington mess provides novel way to rate all coach-QB relationships

Updated: December 12, 2013, 11:16 AM ET
By David Fleming | ESPN.com

A few weeks ago when Jon Gruden told me the coach-quarterback relationship is the single most important ingredient of a successful NFL franchise, I'm quite certain he did not have the Washington Redskins in mind. If you've been following along at home this week as the doomed relationship between coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III fractured publicly and irrevocably in a series of bizarre soap-opera inspired news conferences, here's where we now stand:

No, the ...

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