Skip to comments.Despite spending millions, Snyder, Redskins have little to show for it
Posted on 11/07/2009 9:48:32 AM PST by C19fan
It's all about him now. Whether Dan Snyder secretly wanted this when he bought the Washington Redskins a decade ago is less intriguing a question than why it took so long to become clear, but then, there were so many distractions along the way. There was so much free-agent cash thrown about, year after year, and the rise and fall of Steve Spurrier, and the return of Joe Gibbs, and the slew of forgettable quarterbacks, and the strange hiring of Jim Zorn -- so many high-drama ideas gone wrong -- that it was hard to cut through and see that maybe this was the real plan all along.
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There ave to be some losing teams unless everybody goes 8 and 8
As long as it's the Redskins, it's okay with me.
ping for the Cook
Washington had just become a black hole for sports. Gibbs couldn’t turn things around, heck Micheal friggin Jordon couldn’t help that city! MJ! Sigh... Skins fan in Texas is a very depressing life.
I guess he didn’t want to spend a billion like the Yankees did to buy as championship.
I think he’s spent a lot on free agents, hasn’t he? I thought part of his problem is that he interferes too much. He doesn’t let his football people do their jobs, from what I heard. There’s lots of issues with team chemistry, building the best team you can within the salary cap, etc. which are technical, and for which he doesn’t understand the technicalities involved.
Go Eagles —
Me too. Luv taping the loser headlines to my office-mates doors on Monday mornings.
Snyder's quasi-general manager Vinny Cerrato is a yes man and the laughingstock of the NFL.
hats true, we get a lot of that from Jerry Jones and the owner of the Mavericks.
At least you got the Expos.
Seriously though, your hockey team is pretty good. Division contenders for sure.
ML/NJ (who attended the '56 Championship Game, and still hates Chuck Bednarik)
Last of the 60 minute men
Chuck also knocked Hornung out of the 60 Championship game in the first quarter
Concrete Charlie played all 60 minutes of that game
Snyder suffers from the same problem that Al Davis has: too much meddling on team operations with too many “yes men” below him. He should look at the success of the Steelers, Giants and Patriots, teams where the general manager and coaching staff operate without owner interference—with the result that the team plays very successfully on the field, which means more fans attending the games.
Still don't like him. I can still see him wiping Gifford out.
Part of the game and Gifford never complained
In fact when the Gifford marriage scandal came out there was a dinner he was at and nobody would sit with him
Chuck thought it was an outrage and went over and sat with him
Sounds like a Branca - Thomson thing.
And I don't think it's part of the game BTW, or at least it shouldn't be. Maiming an opponent so he drops a pass shouldn't be allowed. Before the guy catches the ball, I think the only thing you should be allowed to do is knock the ball down. After he catches it, if he does, you're supposed to wrap him up and tackle him.
He was carrying the ball
“As long as it’s the Redskins, it’s okay with me.”
Me Too!! I was in D.C. for the Nov. 5 rally. There was a car parked up there with 2 Redskin tickets visible on the dashboard, someone broke in & LEFT 2 more!!!
He had the ball and at that point was a runner
He didn’t hit him BEFORE he had the ball —That is a cheap shot
You see, we just disagree. There are some ways that are not legal ways to stop a runner. Grabbing a face mask comes to mind. Maiming may be legal now, but I think it should not be. I think a player attempting to stop an opponent should have to use at least one of his hands in making the stop.
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