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Old 04-18-2007, 08:18 AM   #1
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Grade Dan Snyder

Alright, the local sports station has a poll asking what grade Dan Snyder deserves since taking over in July 1999.

Objectively speaking (if that's possible) what grade would you give Snyder as an owner? I guess you have to consider overall success, playoff appearances, win-loss record, general direction of the team for the future, that sort of thing.

Here's the link -- it's on the left-hand side, third question down.


From an 'A' to 'F', what grade does Dan Snyder get?
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:23 AM   #2
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You can't question the guy's commitment to trying to turn things around. He wants to win badly... has he gone about things the right way?

Definitely not.

Even without fielding a consistent winner he's brought the value of the franchise to #1 across all sports. I think he's getting close to having things figured out. Once he does he'll be dangerous.

Overall I'd give him a C. Solid effort if somewhat misguided at times.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:28 AM   #3
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I give him a "C-", I guess. I really want to give him a "D" but he has done a good job maintaining fan interest despite the lack of playoff appearances. The hiring of Gibbs also pushed him out of "D" country for me.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:33 AM   #4
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I think he deserves a D but I'll give him a C- because inspite of all the stupid things he does I do think he wants to win.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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I gave him an A. He does whatever his coaches ask him to do, pays coaches and players, has people in place who do an amazing job massaging our cap, and always gets coaches to coach in DC that other places want. Like or hate Spurrier, many other teams attempted to get him to come to the NFL to no avail.

Minus his Jeff George spending spree, he's been a great owner.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:42 AM   #6
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I gave him a B (probably a B-), for similar reasons to Daseal except sometimes he should say no to what the coaches want
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:43 AM   #7
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I say B-. He had that one year back in 2000, but I agree with Daseal on all this. He pretty much does whatever is asked of him. Sure, he's had it out with coaches, but in general, the teams have just sucked. Even if JKC was here, it would have most likely been the same thing.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:43 AM   #8
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I give him a C+. While he hasn't fielded a consistent winner, he has certainly made the Redskins the most valuable franchise in U.S. sports.

The lack of success on the field is not from a lack of effort but poor judgement of talent (overly optimistic expectations of production).

Believe it or not it could be worse, imagine if the Bidwills owned the Skins.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:48 AM   #9
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great effort, bad execution. will do whatever it takes to win. but hasn't figured out the right formula yet
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:55 AM   #10
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I will have to agree with the concensus on this topic... I give him an "A" for desire and willingness... a "C-" for execution since our performance has been average to slightly below average (The Lions we are not)
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:03 AM   #11
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I do not know how much of a "hands-on" owner Snyder is. But I will give him his props and a grade of "A" for at least one thing.

Every single year Dan Snyder goes above and beyond and always puts the best product on the field for the fans. Always.

Most GM/Owners in the league cannot be credited with the same, that is for sure.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:07 AM   #12
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I'm giving him a D because I'm grading him on his full body of work to date. If you divide his tenure into one marking period each year, the guy pretty much gets Fs for the first few marking periods. Lately I think he's done much better and deserves Bs and Cs. Overall, he's averaging out to a D for me.

- He gets an F for the ridiculous spending spree of 2000.
- He gets an F for firing Norv when we're 7-6 and in reach of the playoffs (seriously, is Terry Robiskie going to do better than Norv Turner??)
- He gets an A for hiring Marty Schottenheimer, but an F for failing to keep him.
- He gets an F for the Steve Spurrier hire. That was ridiculous.
- He gets an F for the handling of Laveraneus Coles, that was also ridiculous.

- He gets an A+++ for luring Joe Gibbs back.
- He gets an A for learning his role on the team and taking a back seat to Gibbs on personnel decisions.
- He gets an A for generating revenues which allow him to comfortably spend on free agents.
- He gets an A for willingness to pay free agents, I'd hate to have a cheap ass owner.
- And he and Schaffer get an A for salary cap management.

Going forward I think he'll be a solid owner because he's learned from his mistakes. But those mistakes earn him a D, based on what he's done to date.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:42 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by sandtrapjack View Post
Every single year Dan Snyder goes above and beyond and always puts the best product on the field for the fans. Always.

He gets a D in my book, and the only thing keeping him from getting an F is the fact that I think he does want the Redskins to win. Although I think his reasoning for wanting them to be successful on the field is so he can put more asses in seats and sell more merchandise.

If we were grading the Redskins organization as a business, I'd give him an A since he's turned a perennially mediocre franchise into a billion dollar operation, but as a football operation he's failed, at least until this point. I'm sure even Snyder would agree that all the good intentions in the world don't mean dick when you can't produce a winner.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:50 AM   #14
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A for effort, no other owner wants to win as badly as Danny Boy, and he sure doesn't mind opening up that wallet.

B for results at this point, mainly for bringing Joe back and the 05 results, he gets the higher overall grade.

However, I think after this year and a superbowl victory he will recieve an A+ on his next report card!
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:59 AM   #15
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I think his overall performance is average. There are areas where he's the best in the league (i.e.: revenues and willingness to spend). However, there are also areas where he is not (i.e.: meddling and impulsive decisions). I think about half of the league's owners are better, and the other half are worse.
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