LOVERRO: Mike Shanahan exits, but questions and mysteries remain

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Again, we are to believe that on this decision — the most important one in the last 20 years for this franchise, the decision that could make or break the future of the team’s offensive coordinator, his son, Kyle — Mike Shanahan just went along with what Snyder wanted.

Mind you, based on what we believe about Mike Shanahan’s power, he could have said to Snyder, “Dan, you can pick who you want with our seventh-round choice. Leave the important stuff to us.”

No. Mike Shanahan had “concerns,” but what the heck, SuperBob seems like a nice kid. And I really like his father.

In a field filled with quarterback talent — Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson … dare I say it … Kirk Cousins, and Nick Foles, who Shanahan coached in the Senior Bowl — Mike Shanahan let the owner chose the Redskins future quarterback.

It doesn’t make sense — though it may explain why Mike Shanahan picked Cousins in the fourth round, after the team had already drafted SuperBob.

It’s like Clinton Portis telling Joe Gibbs, “Coach, can I stay for some work after practice?”

Finally, we are to believe that Mike Shanahan felt “forced” to start SuperBob, coming off reconstructive knee surgery, in this season’s opening game, when it was obvious to even uneducated observers that he wasn’t ready to play.

Mike Shanahan was scared, so he started SuperBob.

If all this is true, then the only two quarterbacks Mike Shanahan actually wanted here in Washington were Rex Grossman and John Beck.

That’s hard to believe.

It’s like, let’s say, I don’t know, Bruce Allen holding a press conference.

There’s one more unanswered question, one more mystery that Mike Shanahan leaves behind — what happened to that $15,000 he lost in Pittsburgh last year?

Thom Loverro is co-host of “The Sports Fix,”noon to 2 p.m. daily on ESPN 980 radio and espn980.com

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