A New Start! Ron Rivera, Dan Snyder, The Front Office, and Anything Team Related in The Stadium Posted 15 minutes ago · Edited 14 minutes ago by Skinsinparadise 17 hours ago, wit33 said: Ron will not scheme his way to any victories. He will need a great talent at QB and overall to get to the promise land, most likely. Obviously, a great formula for most lol. He has shared the QB must win you games. My hope is Ron proves to be a great talent evaluator of coaches (especially offensively) providing an offense that’s operating ahead or at the curve. Ron’s lack of ego would seem to mesh will with this idea, allowing coordinators to flourish and be innovative (Come on Turner!!). QB definitely key, the season will rise or fall with Haskins so got my fingers crossed. I was thinking about this recently. When Gibbs came back one of the first things he did was find the best defensive coordinator on the market. And from what I recall, Gregg was involved in the FA targets and at least for that year they nailed it. The defense was mostly good under Gregg and to some extent under Blache. Some thought it was a bit overrated but nonetheless their defense was at least above average for most of that time. I recall having epic debates with Oldfan way back then who said Shanny overreaches his grasp on defense and his poor defenses from Denver will follow him here. I thought he was wrong. But he ended up spot on correct. I liked Jay better than most albeit never loved him. One of my criticisms though was skipping over Phillips for Barry. And I do agree with the criticism that Jay seemed to value comfort over quality when it came to D coordinators. Arguably that cost him his job. Ditto Shanny. As for Gibbs. He and Gregg couldn't be more different personalities, yet he didn't care and hired him because he was the best available. Not that a coordinator is the be all and end all but I do think the Redskins defense over achieved with Gregg and mostly under achieved post Gregg. So I do think coaching will make this defense markedly better. I do think though both Shanny and Jay (Jay as to the passing game not so much running game) were good offensive minds. so I am not sure the coaching on offense will be markedly improved albeit i do like what I've read about Scott Turner thus far. But it still mostly is on Haskins. Vegas seems to be betting against the Redskins which I take them to in effect be betting against Haskins. Personally, I don't know. I lean optimistic. Though I thought at the time the NFL pundits-Vegas were nuts when they predicted an abysmal season last year and in the end they were correct on that. So who knows.