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    Is this the worst Redskins team in the last 20 years?

    The Zorn years, particularly the last one, were somewhat amusing to me since Vinny/Snyder tried so hard to discredit him and force him to resign. I was actually rooting for ole Jim.
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    Swinging Gate, Part Deux Prediction Thread!

    I think we'll do surprisingly well against the Pats. Not to say we'll win, but I suspect Jay's been gameplanning for them exclusively since the offseason with the hope that a gameplan good enough against Brady and the Super Bowl champs is good enough against the 4 teams preceding them.
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    The Skins Can't Win With These Coaches

    Joe Gibbs is a man of high character and discipline. Unlike the head coaches we've had since then. In the beginning, I wondered why Snyder never sought out someone just like him but then I remembered the words of the great James Allen (As a Man Thinketh), "Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are."
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    A Proposed New Structure

    The Team President handles the business side of the team, like the team brand, payroll, stadium pricing, etc. He or she is strictly a numbers person. The GM should be an owner hire so as not to confuse the chain of command which is precisely what has happened here. As Team President, Bruce Allen shouldn't have had any real say over the Kirk Cousins situation as that's a personnel matter and falls under the purview of the GM. Snyder owns the ship but our Team President is steering it which is one of the many problems plaguing this organization.
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    Is this the worst Redskins team in the last 20 years?

    He was lost in thought, was probably referring to the sale of his house.
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    Is this the worst Redskins team in the last 20 years?

    Maybe Rich Gannon needs to have another talk with Snyder. He's the only one I know of who has told Snyder exactly what he needed to hear. From 2009: Gannon, in an appearance on Sirius NFL Radio, said he told Snyder his dysfunctional team is as bad as the perpetually-losing Raiders. "They have not gotten enough of a return on their investment. I really question their philosophy on how you build your team. They spent a lot of money on high-priced veteran free agents. They've made some mistakes, some costly mistakes, and they haven't done a good enough job with the draft and player development. That's really where you build your football team. So this is a team that's really in shambles right now. I told the owner -- this is amazing, I'm sitting there talking to Dan Snyder -- I said, 'You need to have leadership, structure and discipline at EVERY level of your organization. And I think that clearly right now they have some issues." Gannon is the second person to speak of having an audience with Snyder on Sunday. ESPN's Tony Kornheiser said he gave advice to the Redskins owner and sat in the owner's box as fans chanted "sell the team" during the game.
  7. Sugar coating? No. Scapegoating? Yes.
  8. Permit fans to bring their own booze into Fedex, because this is going to be a long process and you don't want the crowd sober to experience any of it.
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    Poll: When will Gruden be fired

    If Jay gets fired in the middle of the season, it'll be because either Bruce approved or he didn't put up much of a fight, and his acquiescence might buy him another year or so after Jay's gone. If Jay plays out the rest of the year, wishful thinking can only interpret it as Dan wanting to clean house completely with one fell stroke at the end of the season.
  10. 1. Fire Bruce 2. Hire a GM who respects the franchise, not necessarily you, because quite frankly you've not done anything to warrant respect. Let him hire a HC by himself. 3. Stay out of the way. Stop cozying up to 20-year-old star players behind closed doors like you did with Clinton, Santana, and Cooley. This action effectively undercuts the authority of the HC and GM. You're 54-years-old, they only hang out with you 'cause you're the boss and have a lot of money. But you don't seem to give a crap about being perceived as a trick so maybe the GM needs to add a clause to every players' contract prohibiting any fraternization with your creepy ***.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Bears

    I wouldn't blame the rookie who'll end up either 1 or 2 to pull an Elway or Eli.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    He exhausted the new beginnings excuse with RG3 and then with Kirk. We've went through two franchise QBs already under his watch.
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    So about this Chicago Game?

    I'm a glass half-full guy. Hell, my job as an HR consultant for career development demands it. This team is like that worker who keeps shooting himself in the foot every week. Means well, great overall guy, but comes to work late, makes inappropriate comments in the breakroom, and CCs the company president when sharing with his co-workers pictures of his newest **** tattoo.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    Don't forget fantasy football. Rooting for individual players on different teams can dilute a person's focus and passion toward their real team.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    As I've said in the past, culture starts from the top. Whatever workplace environment players or coaches are thrust into will inevitably mold their attitude and behavior. You can have 100 employees and 100 managers crammed into one space, all with the right positive mindset, but it wouldn't matter if top leadership - be it one or a handful - propagates negativity and unaccountability because theirs is the authority and influence to instill, promote, or purge workplace value as they deem fit.
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    Players Need To Shut Up And Play (Morgan Moses & Josh Norman)

    It's too late. No one would buy the act at this point. They'd respect him even less than they do now if he switched up because they'd perceive the change as the desperate act of a man on the verge of losing his job. That is why they need to cut Bruce Allen, then bring in a HC with direct and unobstructed access to Snyder so as to show the players the absence of any red tape in the event a player needs to be cut. A GM or Team President - any authoritative buffer between the coach and owner - would muddle the chain of command. Besides, any such figure would either find themselves at odds with Snyder and eventually get fired, or become just another stooge, so why bother as the position would only undercut the HC's authority?
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    Redskins Culture is embedded in the mentality

    People rooting for Haskins to turn this culture around...lol. Culture is manifested, nurtured, and preserved from the top.
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    The Skins Can't Win With These Coaches

    The difference between a good head coach and Jay Gruden is the same difference between an improv comic and a comic who relies on regurgitating jokes written down the night before. The best comics can always identify the shifting mood of the audience and adjust their shtick to keep the party going; they're naturally quick and funny. Jay Gruden can write the best jokes that come to his mind but when finally heckled by a bored audience he'll freeze up with no answer or comeback.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    The pizzazz drew attention and excitement initially because to most it meant we were another step closer to going to the Super Bowl. Now? The big splashes feel like desperation on the part of the organization to remain relevant and an opportunity for the signed superstar to cash out into the sunset. It sucks to feel this way but whenever someone signs to come here, I'm skeptical that it's with the intention of winning ball games.
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    Starting QB 2019???

    For the sake of self-preservation, drafting Rosen would be the genius move by Bruce/Jay. He'll go through the necessary growing pains as a rookie, and Bruce/Jay would argue that's the reason for yet another failed season and promise a better outcome in the following year once he's matured into the role and that switching regimes would be detrimental to his growth. So yes, we're getting Rosen.
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    Spurrier comment

    Then it's the job of the coaches and management to straighten out or cut those embarrassing players. Ownership and management are THE source of the problem and blaming the final product on anything else is like blaming the Enron scandal on the interns.
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    Spurrier comment

    If the people calling all the shots are the source of the ineptitude of this organization, then how can you possibly place any blame on those lower on the pecking order and are just following the lead of their bosses? If Trent or Ryan were to condemn this team after they retire, are we honestly going to accuse them of skirting ownership for the issues plaguing this franchise?
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I know it's all about money, but you're overstating the importance of the Washington Redskins franchise to the rest of the league, particularly in light of the fact that the NFL has now penetrated and earned the market interest of the 3rd most economically prosperous city in the entire world (Los Angeles) by fielding two winning teams. Money is rolling in. Would the NFL *like* a strong and prosperous Washington Redskins franchise? Of course. But are the losses the organization have incurred over the past decade and more enough to raise concerns from the other owners? I don't think so. We've been losers for a long time. If the 'Skins were vital or important to the NFL, the league would have stepped in a long time ago or at least we would have heard murmurs about it by now. We haven't heard a peep in over 20 years of futility. We all want someone to come in riding on a white horse to save us, but the owners look after their own and the commissioner doesn't have that kind of pull
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    They can but they won't. Al Davis was causing a ****storm and not a peep about it from the other NFL owners. Jim Irsay was arrested. Married Jerry Jones caught on camera groping young women. Dan hasn't come close to ruffling feathers the same way or embarrassing the NFL image. Owners are not going to turn against their own unless it's something heinous that they themselves wouldn't do (or confident they wouldn't get caught doing it), otherwise they'd be putting targets on their own backs for any future infraction that might endanger their ownership.
  25. What's the point? Bruce knows everyone thinks he's a POS. Having a reporter allude to it with a cleverly-concealed question won't enlighten him further in that regard.