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Old 10-16-2009, 11:58 PM   #61
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Re: Should Snyder listen to his players?

I could personally give a rats ass whether he's a nice guy or not. I want an owner who will hire the people that know football and this owner doesn't know football. He's had 10 years to right the ship and he still doesn't get it and probably never will.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:16 AM   #62
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I could personally give a rats ass whether he's a nice guy or not. I want an owner who will hire the people that know football and this owner doesn't know football. He's had 10 years to right the ship and he still doesn't get it and probably never will.
This is the thing that eats at the spirit of Redskins fans. We just don't want to face the possibility that Dan Snyder may never get it and that he may never change the way he is currently running the Redskins.

It seems to many reasonable Redskins fans that it is a virtual certainty that Dan Snyder, who is an intelligent businessman, will one day realize that he has been going about things the wrong way and make changes for the better. Actually, that is more of a belief, an article of faith, among Redskins fans.

On the other hand, it's difficult for many Redskins fans to comprehend and accept that Snyder may never change. It's just too depressing for Redskins fans to think that they could be facing season after season of disappointment under his ownership. Nevertheless, some fans are starting to believe that this might be as good as it gets.

Personally, I'm still hoping that Dan Snyder will hire a highly-qualified GM and take a more hands-off approach, leading to success on the field.

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Old 10-17-2009, 03:59 AM   #63
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Re: Should Snyder listen to his players?

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This is the thing that eats at the spirit of Redskins fans. We just don't want to face the possibility that Dan Snyder may never get it and that he may never change the way he is currently running the Redskins.

It seems uneasonable to most of us that Dan Snyder, who is an intelligent businessman, will not one day realize that he has been going about things the wrong way. On the other hand, it's just as hard for us to comprehend that he may never change. Nevertheless, some of us are starting to realize that this might be as good as it gets.
I think the funny thing is that a lot of fans are thinking just like Dan Snyder. Your run of the mill fan probably thinks we just need a good QB and thinks things will be fine. They are unwilling to go through losing seasons for the sake of rebuilding (like Baltimore, Atlanta, and maybe San Fran). I also think the sports media in this town has better business reporting the follies of this team and their ownership, than actually challenging the decision made by the team.
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:06 AM   #64
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What are you doing up at this hour, Ruhskins?
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:27 AM   #65
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Iíll be honest because I hate seeing it happen there. I will always be biased toward that organization and toward Dan. I played for a number of teams in the league, but I still view myself as a Redskin of sorts. But right now, can it be fixed without Snyder relinquishing some of his power?

And thatís what Iím really asking you, Mr. Snyder, because thatís what Iím hearing from Redskins fans. And now youíre hearing it from me, one of your former players.

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You played for teams in the NFL?...on the field?

Am I being gulliable or are you saying that you've played for NFL teams before?
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:47 AM   #66
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You played for teams in the NFL?...on the field?

Am I being gulliable or are you saying that you've played for NFL teams before?
I think he's quoting Matt Bowen Tee.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:50 AM   #67
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I think he's quoting Matt Bowen Tee.
Thanks...I couldn't see the format of what was going on. I thought it was strange that I didn't know a former NFL player was a regular poster on our message board.

This makes more sense...thanks 53.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:11 PM   #68
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Either that or I'm Matt Bowen

haha j/k, yeah it was a quote, was too lazy to wrap it
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:22 PM   #69
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i dont care if the players love him. He makes poor decisions and doesnt properly prepare the team. Don't endorse someone that you will soon fire. It lowers your credibility
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:51 PM   #70
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I am actually kind of surprised and quasi impressed that Snyder hasn't thrown Zorn out on his ass by now. Sure that is a function of there not being anyone who could step into the HC role but you would think that manchild Snyder wouldn't even think it that far through. He is doing the right thing, getting through this season and then in the offseason, get rid of Zorn and rebuild. Hopefully he will stop making personnel decisions like bringing in Hall, Smoot, Archuleta, Lloyd, Randle El, list goes on and on.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:14 PM   #71
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Come on now, why would Snyder give a rat's ass what the players think? For the most part, are they playing to their potential? Are they actually earning the ridiculous amount of $$$$$ Snyder is paying them to entertain us? Snyder is a business man, a very shrewd, and successful one at that. He can't lose even if the team sucks and the blame isn't on Snyder or the team. A bunch of it is with the crazyass fans that keep buying season tickets for this never ending soap opera of a football franchise. What is it, a 5 year waiting list? Shoot, all the present season ticket holders could cancel out for 2010 and they all will be replaced ASAP. THE NFL is a business and bieng that, is market driven. When you have people acting irrationally by gobbling up season tickets and merchandise for a bad football team, it obscures normal market proceedings. With the shrinking of the Skins revenue market in the mid 90's with the Ravens and Panthers divying up the once huge Skins TV market share, Snyder pretty much has maximized the profits all he can. You can say that winning the SB would boost sales, but by how much? Thing is Snyder and Jones have found out that keeping their team in a state of chaos keeps interest flowing. They hook the duped fans with new coaches, stud FA acquisitions, etc. Snyder actually outdid Jones in this aspect with bringing Gibbs back, with limited success. Bottom line is these guys know that it is all really nothing more than "bread and circuses" to amuse the masses with, and most of the folks that do attend the games know that deep down as well. That is why you will never have a fan "strike" or mass protests. The reason that is has had some mild success in Detroit with nobody showing up to games is more economic than actual protest.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:19 PM   #72
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i dont care if the players love him. He makes poor decisions and doesnt properly prepare the team. Don't endorse someone that you will soon fire. It lowers your credibility
I disagree. I think an effective leader needs to communicate to his employees better, one way or the other.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:23 PM   #73
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Snyder doesn't have to listen to anybody. His formula has made the Washington Redskins the most valuable professional sports franchise how many years now? Snyder trades off with his buddy Jones like every other year. Hell the Skins are worth more than Manchester United!!!!!
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:34 PM   #74
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I think the players are asking for leadership from the FO and I don't fault them for that. They want to know if Zorn is going to be at the end of the season and if not bring in somebody now.
I agree, but Snyder is in a bind. If he fires the Zorn early on he just throws fuel on the fire of his not so great reputation about keeping a short leash, so you get an endorsement that will last 11 weeks, then unless a miracle occurs, it is see ya later. As for leadership from the FO? What are they supposed to do? They are running the financial aspects of the franchise pretty well, and with the highest payroll is the NFL the players shouldn't be bitching. Yeah, the personnel issues are not being handled well, but then again, all these guys are professionals and should be playing to a professional level. The FO should be bitching about the shoddy play from the players themselves. The players are just taking a cue from the fans and trying to direct blame away from them.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:23 AM   #75
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I keep hearing from people that you would think.....know. Doc Walker (who is a PLAYER GUY) talking about the apparent lack of strong locker room leadership. As you say 53, rally around the guy and play as a "unit".

........anyone see the John Riggins you tube vidio?




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