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Old 12-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #31
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Re: ESPN: Why did Steve Spurrier fail in NFL?

And now we have Chip Kellys of the world thinking they can take thier static college offense to the next level. An ego is a hell of a drug.
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Re: ESPN: Why did Steve Spurrier fail in NFL?

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Spurrier just didn't have the work ethic a coach needs for the NFL.
At the time, I thought his USFL record boded well for his NFL coaching career.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #34
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I'll never understand why Steve Spurrier just quit like he did. There were people who wanted to see him fail and yet he could have remained and given himself time to prove them wrong. But he didn't. He left the pro game like a mongrel with its tail between its legs. Truly shameful.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #35
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Re: ESPN: Why did Steve Spurrier fail in NFL?

His wife also hated living in the DC area. I think it was putting a bit of a strain on their marriage.
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I'll never understand why Steve Spurrier just quit like he did. There were people who wanted to see him fail and yet he could have remained and given himself time to prove them wrong. But he didn't. He left the pro game like a mongrel with its tail between its legs. Truly shameful.
I would think once the owner starts telling you who to draft and play there aren't many options. Personally I would have let the SOB fire me and collect on my contract. People, some, forget Snyder is a real piece of work.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #37
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Spurrier brought the majority of the mess onto himself. Like I mentioned earlier in this thread and previously on this board, in those days Dan Snyder had much less influence than people think. His dad had more say than Dan has ever had. And Fred Drasner was the worst owner no one talks about.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #38
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Re: ESPN: Why did Steve Spurrier fail in NFL?

It was Gerald Snyder who insisted they sign Bruce Smith Snd start him, even after Smith himself wanted to just retire.

It was Drasner who demanded Turner be fired before the season was over and who demanded Schottenheimer be fired as well
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I remember Joe Theismann ten years ago saying that Spurrier didn't have the luxury of ever being an offensive coordinator in the NFL before he was a head coach. Maybe a better question should be, why did Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer SUCCEED in the NFL?
Because head coaching isn't about schemes and Xs and Os, it's about leadership. And Switzer wasnt much of a success.
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3 young hall of famers at the skill positions at the start of their prime didnt hurt. A great offensive line also. And back then Jones wasn't as controlling.
Cant really compare these two situations.
Wasn't as controlling? He ran JJ out of town because he wanted to be GM.
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It was Gerald Snyder who insisted they sign Bruce Smith Snd start him, even after Smith himself wanted to just retire.

It was Drasner who demanded Turner be fired before the season was over and who demanded Schottenheimer be fired as well
This is some enlightening stuff. Thanks SS! I didn't know any of this. What was Drasner's problem with Schottenheimer? Or did he just want Spurrier?
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I would think once the owner starts telling you who to draft and play there aren't many options. Personally I would have let the SOB fire me and collect on my contract. People some forget Snyder is a real piece of work.
I had heard that Spurrier initially didn't want Patrick Ramsey but Snyder and Cerrato did. And the whole Danny Wureffel story was monstrously insane.
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It was Gerald Snyder who insisted they sign Bruce Smith Snd start him, even after Smith himself wanted to just retire.

It was Drasner who demanded Turner be fired before the season was over and who demanded Schottenheimer be fired as well
I never heard stories of his dad pulling strings. I think blaming anything on his father would be a mistake considering Dan owned the team. If his dad really was making the calls then that means Danny Boy was more incompetent than I thought. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if Snyder's dad was in charge, Dan is after all little fcking weasel.


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I had heard that Spurrier initially didn't want Patrick Ramsey but Snyder and Cerrato did. And the whole Danny Wureffel story was monstrously insane.
Go back and read my posts in this thread. Ramsey wasn't the first choice.
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I never heard stories of his dad pulling strings. I think blaming anything on his father would be a mistake considering Dan owned the team. If his dad really was making the calls then that means Danny Boy was more incompetent than I thought. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if Snyder's dad was in charge, Dan is after all little fcking weasel.


Remember kids, people don't change...they just put cologne on.
Well keep in mind that Snyder's father and sister were also owners of the team. Michelle was/is fairly hands off but his father had more say than most think. Gerald and Michelle combined actually owned more of the Redskins that Dan if I remember correctly.

Like I've mentioned before, the whole Dan and Vinny are best friends thing? Totally overblown. It was Vinny and Dan's dad that were best of friends.

And I mean Gerald Snyder wasn't a bad guy, he just wasn't a very good owner.

Dan was the face of the ownership group and took the heat for a lot of stuff that I know he really was just a bystander in. He certainly made his own fair share of mistakes as well
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