Shanahan speaks to the fans
At the end of the FedEx Draft Day party thing, Mike Shanahan showed up, walked through a gauntlet of cheerleaders as the band played that song it plays, and then addressed the fans. He spoke for about five minutes, and heard the first extended "We Want Dallas" chant of his Skins tenure. Incidentally, Trent Williams also was serenaded with one of them earlier in the day. He seemed impressed.
Williams had told fans to expect Super Bowl (and Pro Bowl) appearances during his time on stage, and Shanahan did the same. The crowd enjoyed this.
"I'm proud to be your head football coach," Shanahan said. "And I'll tell you what: to sit back and have the opportunity with all the tradition, all the Super Bowls, and the things that've been accomplished here, I feel very, very excited to come in here, put a new coaching staff together, obviously go through a minicamp. And we've got one goal and we've got it together, and that's to win a Super Bowl. And we will get it done.
"To make a statement like that, you have to have a lot of things going for you. We've got a great owner that gives me every chance to do the things that a head coach needs to do to be successful, and that's where it starts. And one of the reasons why I'm your head coach is I believe that I have a person that'll give me every opportunity to do the things that we need to do to be successful.
"So keep your fingers crossed. It's a long process, a lot of hard work, but again: thank you for being here. I'm excited to play the first game here against that Dallas Cowboys -- ["We Want Dallas, We Want Dallas," etc.]....
"You know, we got a little work to do before we play Dallas, but I guarantee you one thing: I'm looking forward to it just like you are. Again, thanks for being here, thanks for supporting us, and hail to the Redskins."
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