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Snyder: “Redskins fans deserve a better result”


The Redskins officially have announced that coach Mike Shanahan won’t return for the final season of the five-year, $35 million contract he signed in 2010.  And the guy who runs the show has finally broken his silence after weeks of speculation and rumor.

“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” owner Daniel Snyder said in a team-issued release. “We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins.  We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”

Washington made it to the playoffs last year.  But like the Texans, Ravens, Vikings, and Falcons, the Redskins failed to return in 2013.

“We are going to take a smart, step-by-step approach to finding the right coach to return the Redskins to where we believe we should be,” General Manager Bruce Allen said in the same statement.  “We will analyze accurately and honestly all of the decisions that were made over the past year.”

If the presence of quotes from the G.M. in the release announcing that the coach has been fired mean that the G.M. is safe, then Allen is safe — as is Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman.

Neither man may be safe for long, if the right head coach isn’t hired in the coming weeks.

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90 Responses to “Snyder: “Redskins fans deserve a better result””
  1. huthuthaiku says: Dec 30, 2013 9:56 AM

    Snyder is a joke
    Even more than Jerry Jones
    The R Words are screwed

  2. opinevain says: Dec 30, 2013 9:56 AM

    RG3 was a diety last year, now fans are questioning whether he is the answer. Success is built over time not after a few months folks.

  3. bonniebengal says: Dec 30, 2013 9:57 AM

    They should start over with a new team name as well as a new coach. Fresh start.

  4. tillihawk says: Dec 30, 2013 9:57 AM

    Thank you Dan… Hope you are calling someone like Bill Polian right now to turn this around.

  5. bigjdve says: Dec 30, 2013 9:57 AM

    Please make sure that it isn’t Art Briles.

  6. darcrequiem says: Dec 30, 2013 9:58 AM

    They should promote Morocco Brown to GM. Make Allen the President of Football Operations and have the two of them lead the coaching search.

  7. ctiggs says: Dec 30, 2013 9:58 AM

    My (THE) Ohio State Buckeyes could win the NFC Least

  8. cheapglazers says: Dec 30, 2013 9:58 AM

    Can’t wait! Everyone get in the victory formation for when Schiano gets axed today!

  9. bartpkelly says: Dec 30, 2013 9:58 AM

    Hire Zorn!

  10. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 30, 2013 9:58 AM

    If Snyder really wanted a better result for the fans, he’d sell the team.

  11. Smarterthanyou says: Dec 30, 2013 10:00 AM

    Snyder: “Redskins fans deserve a better result”


    No……… No they don’t.

  12. polapea says: Dec 30, 2013 10:01 AM

    Redskins fans deserve a better owner.

  13. flash1283 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:01 AM

    Maybe a better owner

  14. dietrich43 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:01 AM

    “Redskins fans deserve a better result” Yes, they do, but they won’t get it as long as you continue to mismanage the team.

  15. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:02 AM

    “Redskins fans deserve a better result”

    So Dan, you’re immediately selling the team then so the new owners can select the next coach ?

  16. ravishingronald says: Dec 30, 2013 10:03 AM

    Redskins are screwed! No first round pick, no coach worth his salt will take this job. I see another former coach looking to cash in like others have to sign on.

  17. rhamrhoddy says: Dec 30, 2013 10:03 AM

    Sounds logical

  18. funshipm174 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:04 AM

    Snyder needs a better puppet.

  19. gibson34 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:04 AM

    synder is comical……..only winning coach was norv turner under his watch and this dope fired him……pretty bad when you steal from your division rival to get the best possible results…LMAO.

  20. Smarterthanyou says: Dec 30, 2013 10:04 AM

    Russell Wilson is having no problem having success right out of the gate.
    Andrew Luck is having no problem either.

    Only the over hyped fraud is having issues, and is expected to be given time to measure his success.

    Sorry, you traded the farm to draft the hype, he should be producing NOW.

    Russell Wilson in the 3rd round . Who is the best QB in the game today

  21. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 30, 2013 10:06 AM

    Daniel Snyder is the best owner in the sport. You are all jealous he can do what he wants, when he wants, however he wants. Don’t worry Mr. Snyder, RGIII is the savior and will lead us to multiple Superbowl Championships. Just a little patience.

  22. kcroyal says: Dec 30, 2013 10:07 AM

    A logical decision.


  23. rg3andthensome says: Dec 30, 2013 10:07 AM

    We will be a better team now that the Father Son BS is over! HAIL TO THE SKINS

    I think everyone on the team can now breath a sigh of relief. Except for all of the players who need to be cut.

  24. ijahru says: Dec 30, 2013 10:08 AM

    The RGIII injury and salary cap issues did this team in. Shanty did a horrible job benching RGIII but I think that was a team decision to showcase Cousins to build a trade market for him. That backfired

  25. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 30, 2013 10:09 AM

    Russell Wilson in the 3rd round . Who is the best QB in the game today

    Very cute. Wilson, Kaepernick, Pryor etc…all RGIII wannabes. Period.

  26. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:11 AM

    I think the Redskins fans got bad football because of the Salary Cap penalties and that dumb RGIII trade….as well as the Kyle Shanahan mentorship program that the was going on over there.

  27. matt4477 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:12 AM

    Exciting offseason ahead! Money to spend and a new new coach!

  28. dublindemonszfl says: Dec 30, 2013 10:12 AM

    So sell the team then, Mr. Dingleberry.

  29. heyguru1969 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:12 AM

    You can just feel the re-cycling bin churning away, can’t you? “Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back Norv Turner!”

  30. ravenswhat says: Dec 30, 2013 10:15 AM

    They also deserve a better owner.

  31. lgw91s says: Dec 30, 2013 10:15 AM

    That RGIII draft day trade is the gift that keeps on giving. Gone full circle, and the Rams have the #2 back in the fold. They have already cashed in chits for Michael Brockers, Alec Ogletree, Janoris Jenkins, and Isiah Pead.

  32. wethog66 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:17 AM

    No Mr. Snyder, Skins fans deserve a better owner.

    Some can say what they want about Shanahan and his tenure in DC, but just look over the list of HC’s that Dan Snyder has hired and fired shortly there after:

    Schottenheimer – 1 year
    Spurrier – 2 years
    Gibbs Part Duh – 4 years and a cloud of dust out the door.
    Zorn – 2 years
    Shanahan – 4 years

    There is a collection of different NFL/Coaching styles and levels of success and not one had a winning record. Not one. And all had tenures where the Owner meddled and screwed things up. Even the Great Gibbs had Al Saunders forced on him after year 1.

    And who is the common denominator linking them all together? Snyder!

  33. brianjoates says: Dec 30, 2013 10:17 AM

    Snyder should try something different than a retread coach or taking from the college ranks, go get someone like Rob Ryan. Get a guy who feels like he has a ton to prove. Hire forward thinking coordinators.

    A defensive minded HC is good for a QB because he can help the O cord by teaching how he would beat his offense. Take the Dungy with Peyton and Bill with Brady examples, it worked out well and those guys are considered top 10 of all-time.

  34. peymax1693 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:17 AM

    smarterthanyou says: Dec 30, 2013 10:04 AM

    Russell Wilson is having no problem having success right out of the gate.
    Andrew Luck is having no problem either.

    Only the over hyped fraud is having issues, and is expected to be given time to measure his success.

    Sorry, you traded the farm to draft the hype, he should be producing NOW.

    Russell Wilson in the 3rd round . Who is the best QB in the game today

    All I know is that it’s not Russell Wilson

  35. jimmyt says: Dec 30, 2013 10:19 AM

    Thanks for the draft picks that just keep on coming from the greatest trade ever (now surpassing H. Walker I think). Now the Skins can win or lose, we don’t care.

  36. Patskrieg dot com says: Dec 30, 2013 10:23 AM

    I wonder what flavor of ice cream Snyder filled Shanny’s office with to let him know that he’s fired.

  37. dwarftosser says: Dec 30, 2013 10:23 AM

    They also deserve a better owner… but life isn’t fair.

  38. fdugrad says: Dec 30, 2013 10:24 AM

    I seriously wonder how desirable a position this is. It appears you are married to a difficult, starting QB. It is also apparent that the starting QB might not be quite as skilled as advertised, and has an injury that seems to be rather serious going forward. As if the above is not enough to scare prospective job seekers off, there is the owner and all that entails. I do not care one way or the other for Washington, however it will certainly be interesting to sit back and see who is interviewed and who ultimately is hired.

  39. steelerdeathstar says: Dec 30, 2013 10:25 AM

    It was pretty obvious, despite all the back-and-forth discussion on the subject, that Dan Snyder wasn’t going to let a measly (for him) 7-million bucks stand in the way of cleaning house yet again if he wanted to. And it was becoming crystal clear that he wanted to, and was going to…
    Difficult to see a rapid rebound by the Redskins at this point.

  40. cheapglazers says: Dec 30, 2013 10:27 AM

    He is right. We do deserve better! Sell the team?

  41. narfmoo12 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:31 AM

    “We are going to take a smart, step-by-step approach”

    …So you’re going to do the opposite of everything you have ever done? Like George Costanza!

  42. Smarterthanyou says: Dec 30, 2013 10:31 AM

    Redskins would have been to the Super Bowl if they just kept Schottenheimer

  43. johnniemayes says: Dec 30, 2013 10:33 AM

    “Redskins fans deserve a better result.” Says the owner who forfeit 3 drafts to get RG3. Joke and a half.

  44. harveyredman says: Dec 30, 2013 10:33 AM

    @peymax1693 You’re either a troll or an unashamed homer. I bet you think Tate actually caught the ball last year against GB too right? lol

    RGIII was the ROY, set a record for rushing yards and QB rating. All on a team with no defense. Oh, and he was playing pretty well against Seattle before his knee collapsed.

    Washington as a team is horrible. No secondary, pass rush, special teams are historically bad and they played from behind almost every game with an o-line that can’t pass block. Oh, and RGIII had a surgery you may have heard about.

    Both sides – fans and haters should all chill. Dude isn’t god, and he doesn’t suck. Russel Wilson should thank his lucky stars he plays with a defense so good he plays with a lead every game

  45. pillowporkers says: Dec 30, 2013 10:33 AM

    Hey Redskins fans, it’s going to get better. You guys at least have the #2 pick in the upcoming draft, oh wait. Nevermind.

  46. tvjules says: Dec 30, 2013 10:34 AM

    And the word is, Kyle Shanahan wants to “go out on his own”. LOL!!
    Excellent news! Our local high school is looking for a new coach.

  47. MichaelEdits says: Dec 30, 2013 10:35 AM

    Let Snyder hire Frazier, Spielman hire Shanahan, and the rest of us have a good laugh. Actually, that’s not funny because I like Leslie Frazier.

  48. 1rockyracoon says: Dec 30, 2013 10:36 AM

    Why is Subway featuring a backup QB in their commercials?

  49. theblowtorchreview says: Dec 30, 2013 10:37 AM

    So, we can look forward to another offseason of “winning” practice, summer camp, and pre-season?

  50. wabbitslayer says: Dec 30, 2013 10:38 AM

    And the players deserve a better field.


    The ghost of RGIII’s knee.

  51. thefootballgodssay says: Dec 30, 2013 10:42 AM


  52. richrob81 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:43 AM

    Redskin fans: “We deserve a competent organization from top to bottom.” Been a skins fall all my life 32 years old. The Snyder era has been the most challenging thing to watch play out.

    Just revamp the whole thing. Get a young GM (give him full control of the roster), let him hire a young energetic coach (full control of the staff, goes without saying) that he (and the QB) can grow with, build the team around Griffin, Morris, Garcon, Reed, Kerrigan and Orakpo (if you keep him). Develop depth and use the cap space to address biggest holes. Right side of the OL, Secondary and DL. Keep the 3-4 as you have more pieces for that than a 3-4 or go with a hybrid system.

  53. ironyisadeadscene says: Dec 30, 2013 10:46 AM

    Just sell the team to Kraft….even playing second fiddle to the best franchise in the NFL, they will succeed eventually…..Belichick can handle both teams at the personnel level

  54. getyourownname says: Dec 30, 2013 10:48 AM

    “We will analyze accurately and honestly all of the decisions that were made over the past year.”

    Does anyone truly believe this will extend to assessment of Little Danny’s performance?

    It sounds like they are still using the PR guy to explain football decisions. Which would be typical for a marketing-driven worm like Little Danny.

    He is the absolute worst owner, and the REALLY bad news for Skins fans is that he is not going anywhere. Oh, and that he will continue to look for more ways to fleece you.

  55. lionsplayoffs says: Dec 30, 2013 10:51 AM

    Why hasn’t Jim Schwartz been fired yet?

  56. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 30, 2013 10:52 AM

    Then give the fans a rebate check!!!

    Don’t tell them they deserve better unless you are prepared to make things right. It was you the Owner that made all the bad decisions that led to a bad team, so pay up and make things right while everybody waits for you to do a good job with the football stuff next year.

  57. chargerdillon says: Dec 30, 2013 10:54 AM

    Snyder is right the Washington fans do deserve better. But until Jerry Jones of the East sells the Redskins you’re doomed to your current existence.

  58. mizzousooner says: Dec 30, 2013 10:54 AM

    You know, I wonder how many years of excuses will Bob3rd get before its accepted that he isn’t a NFL QB?

  59. gocaps8 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:55 AM

    Pioli’s work in KC deserves another look after the year the Chiefs have had.

    I’d keep Allen as an advisor and to run the alumni relations program, bring in Pioli for personnel oversight and hire a young, promising coach like David Shaw.

  60. seatownballers says: Dec 30, 2013 10:57 AM

    What puppet is lining up to take this job? Fee agency money, and no first round pick. What a joke.
    Should have drafted tannehill
    Should have fixed that field

  61. metalman5150 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:58 AM

    Sad to see Mike go.
    Thank you to the entire staff for the past three seasons.
    Major props to Haz for being an awesome coordinator, coach and select man.
    Glad to see Bruce Allen will maintain the reigns.
    I see fortune in the Redskins future, starting with the number 34 overall pick next year’s draft.

  62. tinbender2000 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:00 AM

    “Dan Snyder can do what he wants, when he wants”. So what you are saying is Dan Snyder wants to lose, now and in the future. Sounds logical. And by the way, what quarterback wants to be like a gimp excuse for a QB that can’t make reads?

  63. aldante66 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:02 AM

    So you thank a guy your firing and paid a ton of money too for his efforts. His efforts sucked. He sucked. His staff sucked.
    Better find someone who can corrall RGIII or he will make a head case out of the guy. If you want real advice, shop RGIII and his dad elsewhere. Take whatever and start anew.

  64. aldante66 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:05 AM

    Dec 30, 2013 10:51 AM
    Why hasn’t Jim Schwartz been fired yet?

    If you have to ask then you do not know the Lions owners. They only fire someone after years and years of disappointment. Scwartz may not have delivered enough of that yet! and I’m not joking.

  65. eatitfanboy says: Dec 30, 2013 11:06 AM

    They are going to have problems if they keep Allen as GM. Nothing personal, but he is a cap guy, not a talent evaluator.

    Even though he was technically hired before Shanahan, it was pretty much common knowledge that Shanny had recommended him to Snyder to be the cap guy while Shanahan himself made all of the personnel decisions.

    Leaving him in place now virtually assures them of having to hire a coach who wants say in personnel decisions, which in my opinion is almost always a bad idea.

  66. stevejjones says: Dec 30, 2013 11:07 AM

    Kyle will coach Houston. Mike will count his money in his Colorado mountain estate. Kirk knows that everyone knows the Skins would have been better than 3-13 if he played the whole year. RG3 knows that the team is married to him for better or worse. Snyder knows his own finances and he knew the parachute payment was gonna be 7 million. Only ones losing out are the Redskins fans. Luckily Lovie Smith is coming to save the day. He’s already worked with Rex Grossman. We all saw Lovie’s D (Bears kept it in place to minimize transition) and his holdover player Chris Conte shut down the Packers last night. Lovie is the right man. Rooney Rule requires it. Pull the trigger Dan. Bring in Da Man. Lovie Smeeeeeth!

  67. mctague4 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:07 AM

    What the Redskins deserve is a better owner. We will never win again until Synder sells this team.

  68. aldante66 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:10 AM


    RGIII was the ROY, set a record for rushing yards and QB rating. All on a team with no defense. Oh, and he was playing pretty well against Seattle before his knee collapsed.


    It doesn’t take a team of trolls to point out pal that was last year your talking, the rest of us are into this season that just ended poorly. He came, he saw, and he was conquored.

  69. jbeagles23 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:20 AM

    Russell Wilson is good. Best in the game? Not even close

  70. dixiebob says: Dec 30, 2013 11:21 AM

    smarterthanyou says: Dec 30, 2013 10:04 AM

    Russell Wilson in the 3rd round . Who is the best QB in the game today


    The BIG guy drafted a year earlier than RGIII,Luck and the other young lions. His name is Cam Newton.

  71. badmoonrison says: Dec 30, 2013 11:30 AM

    Good luck finding a replacement. Not that Shanny should have stayed, but there reallly arent any good candidates out there this offseason. Anyone can see that. Danny will prob be forced to gamble on a no-name from the college ranks. Good luck with that.

  72. kev86 says: Dec 30, 2013 11:48 AM

    Tough to top the Mara, Reese, Coughlin, Manning combo in the NFC East.

  73. nagaswan says: Dec 30, 2013 11:54 AM

    The only thing he could do for the fans is move the team away and never come back. Anyone who gives money to this organization is killing an albatross.

  74. flastrat says: Dec 30, 2013 12:12 PM

    Anyone deserves better than the hiring of a coach whose record was skewed by being in Mile High Denver! Elway and Shanahan got those Superbowls because they often had homefield advantage throughout the playoffs because their home games are almost an automatic win. Visiting teams aren’t used to (1) the thinner air and (2) the way the that ball floats a little more. More balls are dropped. Pay attention, sometime. You’ll see balls bouncing off the fingertips of receivers.

    Shanahan and Elway aren’t as good as their records show.

    Washington needs a good coach.

  75. nightrain42 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:13 PM

    Bruce Allen needs to be fired too

  76. 64post says: Dec 30, 2013 12:18 PM

    Snyder is going after Greg Roman, the O.C. isn SF. Then they can have a stone age offense, RG Me will hand off the rock 35 times a game.

  77. blakeden says: Dec 30, 2013 12:22 PM

    And with there 1st pick….Number 277 in the draft the Redskins select????????

  78. baywolfe says: Dec 30, 2013 12:24 PM

    Redskin fans deserve a better owner.

  79. blu4l1fe says: Dec 30, 2013 12:39 PM

    Of course the fans do. And this applies to most, if not all, of the multi-million dollar franchises that strives mainly from fan support.

    But, and he’s still missing the point, and as quite a few skin fans themselves have pointed out, he needs to invest in some mirrors to strategically place in his mansion.

    The skins will remain the same “basement-dwelling” joke of a franchise as Snyder suffers from the Jerrah Jones Disease.

  80. johninthewest says: Dec 30, 2013 12:45 PM

    Gotta find another QB. RG3 will never cut it.

  81. uncletuna says: Dec 30, 2013 12:56 PM

    The Redskins have been amassing the talent…

    Shanahan is an overrated coach who isn’t trusted by players…

    Was hoping Snyder would keep him another season so the ‘skins could continue to suck…

    Right move…

  82. edawg7l says: Dec 30, 2013 1:03 PM

    The Redskins deserve a new owner or an owner who knows his place. Snyder doesn’t know football.

  83. logicalvoiceseys says: Dec 30, 2013 1:22 PM

    Snyder is the owner Redskins fans deserve, but not the one they need right now.

  84. plinythedumber says: Dec 30, 2013 1:24 PM

    Your fans deserve a better owner. Seven coaches since you took over. Yeah, it’s a coaching problem. Wow, the millions you’ve spent firing and hiring coaches is beyond ridiculous. Good luck Redskins fans. You’ll never see success again with this goofball owner.

  85. kst2074 says: Dec 30, 2013 1:28 PM

    Why all the Snyder haters? what did he do wrong, he turned over all football decisions to shanny yet you people still knock him

  86. lanflfan says: Dec 30, 2013 1:36 PM

    Dan Snyder learned from the Jerry Jones “School of Ownership” (i.e. the one where you run your franchise into the ground with horrible decisions and bad signings). Snyder’s sad devotion to RG3-13 (and the cost to get him) will prevent his football team from being successful in the weakest division in the NFL.

    Cue up those VCR’s Washington fans, those are the only happy memories and positive highlights you’ll be seeing for quite some time.

  87. skinsfan91 says: Dec 30, 2013 1:53 PM

    RichRob81 said it. Move Allen to team president. He’s a money guy, not a talent evaluator. Either Morocco Brown from within or find a GM. Let them GM select the coach. Give the coach all the power over the on the field decision. Keep Snyder from giving RGIII preferential treatment. Checks and balances people.

  88. cspsrbums says: Dec 30, 2013 2:08 PM

    RGME won’t last as long as TEBOWS in the NFL. He is not a good NFL QB he can’t read Defenses and you take away his running ability either by his injury or lack of running room what do you have? And 1st round pile if garbage. Nice trade Skins make another when cousins gets moved.
    When will the Die hard RGMe guys see the light? Luck is playing Great

  89. laserw says: Dec 30, 2013 7:09 PM

    I am NO DANNY NAPOLEON fan, but honestly, how could Snyder be a better owner?

    He pays well and has grown to show more maturity in his decisions – he stepped out of the way and didn’t meddle like he used to. He improved the players’ facilities.

    Yes, he is an arrogant fool, but he has really done no worse than that Schmuck running the Cowpies – regular season is meaningless and the Cowpies have done nothing in the playoffs in decades.

    Now, if Snyder was instrumental in getting the Gimmick, the pretender of a QB, he should be slammed.

    But right now this team is suffering from the hope that Shanny would improve with age and didn’t.

    But thanks to Allen and Company, there is no salary cap issue (the NY Night Mara fake and made up fine claim actually helped in the long term). Aside from squandering four draft choices for a QB with undrafted level of talent to play a QB position, the Redskins are operationally improved.

    The question will be whether the press will give the organization time to improve or if they’ll pull their racist crap out again to sink the next coach.

    The media loves nothing more than to invent racism where none existed.

  90. laserw says: Dec 30, 2013 7:12 PM

    For those who thought Norv Turner was a good coach – remember when his teams weren’t in condition to play well in the fourth quarter during season openers? Remember when every game with him was like Ground Hog day – same issues arising every game – the same results quarter by quarter?

    And that was before Danny Napoleon arrived.

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