Wednesday, November 3, 2010
In Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder gets what he paid for
Have you ever seen that commercial about saving for retirement and the guy says he is just blindly throwing money at his account and hoping something good happens? Welcome to the wonderful world of the Washington Redskins and Dan Snyder. Redskins fans for years have bemoaned Snyder and his loose wallet. All the free agent acquisitions that have not panned out or the trades that have decimated their drafts have made the Redskins and their fans easy targets. All that was supposed to change this season though. Enter Mike Shanahan, he of two world championships and Bruce Allen and his impressive NFL pedigree. Well eight games in to the new era, it is obvious that the Redskins still do not get it. Lack of cardiovascular endurance notwithstanding, it is clear Donovan McNabb will be a costly (two high draft picks) one year rental. The team seems to be allergic to finding a young running back. And the cupboard has been bare at wide receiver for years. Shanahan worked wonders in Denver with Jake Plummer, but it was getting John Elway over the Super Bowl hump (assist to Terrell Davis) that made him one of the most sought after free agents on the coaching market, and as we all well know, Dan Snyder cannot resist spending on free agents.