The Washington Redskins haven't had a lot of success in the Dan Snyder era. They've had a lot of coaches and a lot of quarterbacks, and no one has been the answer. For two years, the hope was that Steve Spurrier could turn things around.
That didn't work out though. According to Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk, the head ball coach is putting some of the blame on himself, but believes Dan Snyder deserves some as well.
In the two years under Steve Spurrier, the Washington Redskins were a lowly 12-20. They had a semi-promising first year under him in 2002 with a 7-9 record. However, they took a step back the next season, going 5-11.
In Spurrier's time with the Redskins, Dan Snyder was not only the owner, but the GM. He was making a lot of the decisions, and Spurrier seems to believe that handicapped him.
For example, Snyder picked quarterback Patrick Ramsey. That apparently wasn't something Spurrier would've done.
Although Ramsey definitely had promise, this didn't work out in the end. He appeared in just 37 NFL games before his career was over.
Spurrier admitting to some of the blame proves he's not trying to rewrite history. However, putting some of it on Snyder confirms every fan of the Washington Redskins worst fear.
Honestly, most already knew this – but now it's set in stone from another former coach. Dan Snyder has crippled the Redskins on multiple occasions.
Many fans aren't happy with the way he runs the team. A lifelong fan of the Redskins – you can't blame Snyder for wanting to have a hand in everything. Who wouldn't want to be the person to turn their favorite franchise around?
However, he's made quite a few head-scratching decisions in his time. That, coupled with the fact that Washington hasn't won anything since he's been there, has made a lot of fans grow tired.
In the end, it's easy to point fingers at other people. Steve Spurrier putting blame on himself makes his claims a little more credible though.
Hopefully it's constructive criticism that Snyder can take to heart and use to improve his team.