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Old 11-03-2009, 09:40 PM   #61
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Only way Snyder is going to change is through hurting him where it counts, the pocketbook. The Fords finally got rid of Millen when they couldn't even sell out their new 60,000 seat stadium because of the crappy product they were putting on the field and it was an embarrassment to them. Snyder's "apology" was him trying to get the fans to think he gives a shit. To be honest I am not so sure he really does. The present predicament the team is in just fits into this "drama" he has created to keep things interesting and stirred up.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #62
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I feel dumber for having read Snyder's comments. He thinks everyone in the organization is working real hard this year? I guess he just admitted to being one of the worst teams in league history, something on par w/ last year's Lions, because what we've seen from the FO on down to the players has resulted in 2-5 against winless opponents, outside the Iggles.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:58 PM   #63
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He doesn't owe any apology. I don't need to hear from him, I don't care if he never speaks another word as long as he is owner. Talk means nothing, all he has to do is take action. He could tell us to go fuck ourselves for all I care, just take action to make the team better. As long as he does that, that's the only "apology" I need
exactly. at this point talk is cheap. do what randy lerner is going to do and go out and get a highly qualified football man. i'm sure floyd reece will take your call.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:04 PM   #64
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Fans are funny. Spend all season complaining that Snyder hasn't spoken...and when he does, it's not enough. Seriously, who cares what he says
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:53 AM   #65
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exactly. at this point talk is cheap. do what randy lerner is going to do and go out and get a highly qualified football man.
100% agreed.
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If he makes preseason tix free again, I'll accept his apology. I miss Jack Kent Cooke.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:12 AM   #67
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Its funny how many people want DS to say he failed more then anything else. Why? I think the product on the field spells a pretty loud FAILED all by it self. Then they wany Vinny fired in the middle of the season. Why? So we start winning and make the playoffs? It just does not make any sense to start throwing people under the bus im the middle of the season. Lets finish out the year and then start cleaning house. The only way I'd say fire VC right now would be because you have a new GM that can come in and start to look things over.
I see no reason NOT to fire Vinny now. And the fact that it hasnt been done already is a little disconcerting to me. He brings nothing to the table for the rest of the season IMO. It makes perfect sense to bring in a qualified GM now and let them get a jump on the competition for an uncapped season next year. The only reason I can think of is that no qualified guys will sign mid-season because they want to see what other opportunities come up. We already have Cleveland as competion and they've one-upped us by firing their GM. Keeping Vinny here just means that he'll be making any decisions regarding injury-related signings for the rest of the season. My mother could do a better job. Give a monkey a dart board and get him the hell out of here.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:19 AM   #68
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I was saying in one of the other threads here that I expected he'd break his media silence soon. But this "appology" is far short of what I expected. The fact that he really said nothing but "we're sorry" makes me think that he hasn't made any decisions on what to do yet. That is disturbing. I'm sure everyone is under tremendous pressure at Redskins Park right now. But DS needs to take more of the blame personally and needs to start making tough and drastic decisions now. We're not in the middle of a "disappointing season", we're in the middle of a disaster.
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Its funny how many people want DS to say he failed more then anything else. Why? I think the product on the field spells a pretty loud FAILED all by it self. Then they wany Vinny fired in the middle of the season. Why? So we start winning and make the playoffs? It just does not make any sense to start throwing people under the bus im the middle of the season. Lets finish out the year and then start cleaning house. The only way I'd say fire VC right now would be because you have a new GM that can come in and start to look things over.
Uh huh, whatever, tell that to Jim Zorn.

This is a freak show that hasn't made sense since Gibbs 2.0 ended, the middle of THIS season is just putting it all on display.

FWIW I don't give a shit about what Snyder says at this pont.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:08 AM   #70
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If he makes preseason tix free again, I'll accept his apology. I miss Jack Kent Cooke.
yep, i miss a lot of things.
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Uh huh, whatever, tell that to Jim Zorn.

This is a freak show that hasn't made sense since Gibbs 2.0 ended, the middle of THIS season is just putting it all on display.

FWIW I don't give a shit about what Snyder says at this pont.
Actually Gibbs 2.0 ending so suddenly partly contributed to this mess. Not to mention the multiple picks we lost through trades during this time.

That being said, I really don't care much for his apology but hey at least he's saying something. And I'm ok with things being cleaned out at the end of the season.
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I don't need an apology. An admission that the FO philosophy has been the wrong way to create a consistent winner would be much better, but I won't hold my breath waiting for that.

More importantly, the firing of Cerrato followed by the hiring of a legitimate GM with final say on personnel matters, with a focus on building quality, inexpensive depth through the draft would be much more substantive. I keep going back to two teams - New England and Philly. Both stockpile draft picks and have a deep pool of capable talent in every unit. They typically make opportunistic FA signings of proven vets, without throwing their future cap out of whack.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:03 AM   #73
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Actually Gibbs 2.0 ending so suddenly partly contributed to this mess. Not to mention the multiple picks we lost through trades during this time.

That being said, I really don't care much for his apology but hey at least he's saying something. And I'm ok with things being cleaned out at the end of the season.
And Gibbs should not be let off the hook for those trades - he had final say. A 3 and a 4 for Brandon Lloyd? Sure, why not, and while we're at it, tear up the last year of his contract and hand him $10M guaranteed. Another 3 and a 4 for Duckett? Absolutely, we prefer vets over draft picks!!! And don't forget letting Ryan Clark walk for peanuts compared to the record setting deal we gave Adam Archuleta on Gibbs watch - the worst FA signing in our history, and one of the worst ever for the entire NFL. Only Gibbs's ability as a leader on the sideline allowed him to overcome his spotty record in the FO. To me, Gibbs 2.0 had some moments, but ultimately was unfulfilling.
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I don't need an apology. An admission that the FO philosophy has been the wrong way to create a consistent winner would be much better, but I won't hold my breath waiting for that.

More importantly, the firing of Cerrato followed by the hiring of a legitimate GM with final say on personnel matters, with a focus on building quality, inexpensive depth through the draft would be much more substantive. I keep going back to two teams - New England and Philly. Both stockpile draft picks and have a deep pool of capable talent in every unit. They typically make opportunistic FA signings of proven vets, without throwing their future cap out of whack.
I'm with ya there. I was one of those that said Snyder should be more visible at times, so I respect & appreciate his apology.

Is it enough? Of course not, but it's like any apology, it's a start.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:15 AM   #75
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Actually Gibbs 2.0 ending so suddenly partly contributed to this mess. Not to mention the multiple picks we lost through trades during this time.

That being said, I really don't care much for his apology but hey at least he's saying something. And I'm ok with things being cleaned out at the end of the season.
Yeah, I agree with that; indeed, I think that was the prmary catalyst for this horror show going on with my beloved 'Skins right now, because for all his catch-as-catch-can decisions inre: the roster, Gibbs could get the team to at least play with some heart.

All I can add is that while I was and still am upset about hm leaving before his time because of the effect it had on the organization, I don't hold it against him. I think he took ST's death really hard and that coupled with his grandson's illness was just too much. IMO he had earned it.

But to excaberate the problem, Snyder and Vinny destroyed any continuity that could have been salvaged! Letting D. Williams go, not addressing the O-Line issues that have been apparent since 2005 (that one is on Gbbs, too), changing the entire offensive scheme, etc. - they took away a lot of stability that could have been salvaged when he decided to go.

I hope that as soon as this horrid season ends Snyder takes the right actions and let them speak for themselves. While I don't give jack about what he says, I take this break from his tradition of not speaking to the press during the season as a positive sign...
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