"It's not the right time or place to talk about my relationship with Dan Snyder," Shanahan told reporters, per The Washington Post. "It's not the right time and place to talk about something that happened a year ago. I'll get a chance to talk to Dan at the end of the season. And I'll give some viewpoints from me, I'm sure he'll give me his thoughts on what direction we'll go, and so we'll communicate that at the proper time."
Asked more than once to comment on the ESPN story, Shanahan refused to deny anything, saying "there's only one focus I have now ... There's one thing that I'll talk about, and that'll be the Atlanta Falcons."
"We'll talk about all that later," the coach said. "I would say that about anybody, any position. We'll talk about that -- (after) we look at injuries, look at where we're at, what direction we're going."
The end could come at any moment.