Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's press conferences have been bland for most of his career. With his team crumbling around him, Shanahan's last few sessions have been tense and fascinating.

Following Sunday's 27-26 meltdown against the Atlanta Falcons, Shanahan was teed up by reporters with a few early softballs.

"I've never been involved with a team that had seven turnovers and had a chance to win it. So I'm very pleased with the effort," Shanahan said in response to a question about effort.