1.) People need to acknowledge that firing Shanahan would throw a big wrench in RGIII's development.
2.) The people calling for him to be fired no longer get to complain about Snyder and his knee jerk interventionism.
"John Wall will never be as good as Kyrie Irving was in his first week in the NBA" - David Falk, published February 14, 2013.
If we were going to be a 7 win team as I hoped, this was a must win. I'm sure we can steal a game here and there, but this now looks much closer to a 3 or 4 win football team.
"Washington strolled to the NFC championship, outscoring their two playoff opponents by a combined total of 48 points. Their domination was more than impressive, it was historic. The 1991 Redskins boasted the largest average margin of victory among all Super Bowl champions."
--- America's Game
The point is, there was suppose to be progress, and there has been none, if you want to continue with the blind homerism, kudos to you, but the others calling for change aren't wrong in doing so. Your justification for keeping the shannahans in town seems baseless.
I'm worried that the team has quit on the coach. I'm not sure how you fix that without changing the coach. I'm not in favor of changing the offensive side of the ball, because I think that the Shanahans have done a pretty good job getting RGIII ready to play, and putting him in good positions, for the most part. They also found Morris, and with RGIII, Morris, and maybe a few more healthy pieces that this coachig staff put together, you have something. I really don't want to start that all over again.
Now, defensively, blow it up. All of it. Every last little bit of it. Blow it up and start over.
What's interesting is that I was saying after the 2008 season, it wasn't JC, they needed to replace 8-10 guys on the offensive side of the ball. They didn't going into 2009, and it was a disaster. In 2010, Shanahan started that process on offense, changed the entire OL RB, and WR corps in 2 years.
But they didn't go quite as all in with the defense. Now it needs a complete overhaul. Haz should not be the person in charge of it.
If they could get Payton, I'd be all for that.
Whatever. This just has me so frustrated.
There appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. I just hope it's not a train.
The only team that's even comparable is the Lions under Schwartz, and they're well off last year's pace, and even they inherited a lot of their star players (Megatron and Avril)
We need to identify a talented personnel guy, bring him in, and give him at least as much authority as Shanahan with respect to the coaches and players. I feel as though Shanahan, the coach, frequently clashes with Shanahan, the GM. This is because the coach gets a little too attached to his players and can't be objective. We need to set up checks and balances.
3 years and this team should be looking like Seattle imo. It just doesn't look like things are going to get better.
I don't understand why people are saying a new HC would hurt RG3's development. He already has a LOT of talent, and he's smart. He learns fast. My opinion is that we'd hurt him more keeping Shanny around if for no other reason than all they seem to be doing is holding him back!
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