SMOSS89 Posted July 26, 2010 Share Posted July 26, 2010 Hmmm.....let's see: Daniel M. Snyder - Embarrassed by his 2009 team, not only for that season, but the entire duration of his ownership to that point. Made key decisions to completely overhaul the organization to prove everyone that the organization is heading in the right direction, and perhaps, that he is capable of being a competent owner. Bruce Allen - Son of legendary coach George Allen, Bruce was fired in Tampa after the 2008 season along with head coach Jon Gruden for years of inconsistency in the teams play. During the year off, he would meet with various executives, former and current coaches to discuss football, still clearly anticipating his opportunity to come back to the NFL and win his first ring as a GM. Mike Shanahan - After 14 successful years in Denver, he was fired after an 8-8 season in 2008. The fiery competetive spirit was still alive during his year off, as he continued to study film, trends in the NFL, how other teams do business, etc. After his new opportunity with the Redskins started, he has stated many times that he has learned a few things over the past year, and deep down I'm sure he vows to prove people wrong and show he is still a successful head coach. Even little comments like during McNabb's presser, referring to their new bond and "Getting a fresh start.......sounds better than being fired, right?", it's obvious this man's will to win is as strong, if not stronger, than ever. Donovan McNabb - Pretty simple scenario here. Guy gets traded inter-division because his old team wants to get younger. He will get his shot at them twice a year, and the fire will burn ever the more to win that elusive Superbowl title. His will to win is infectious and will surely spread to the rest of the locker room if it hasn't already. Deep down though, this man knows he has many critics to silence in the years ahead. There are countless other stories, whether it be Clinton Portis showing that he is committed and ready to contribute, or the team in general having a UNIFIED sense of urgency (minus one Albert Haynesworth), to the silly little ad campaigns that try and demonstrate we're heading in a new direction, one thing is clear: This whole organization has a chip on it's shoulder. TRUE! Begin discussion. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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