In Dan Snyder's shoes, I would not have hired Mike Shanahan. My goal would be to build the number one team in the NFL and to hold that position indefinitely. I didn't think it likely that Mike was either willing or able to achieve that goal. I still feel that way.
But, in 2008. I never missed a chance to watch the Broncos play because they had the best young quarterback-athlete I had seen since John Elway. I envied Broncos fans their future with Jay Cutler on their team. Then Mike was fired and Jay was traded to Chicago.
The Bears paid a fair price for Jay Cutler, but their coaches didn't know how to build a scheme to use him. They took a Formula one quarterback and put him in a Corolla scheme with poor receivers and a weak O-line. He has taken a pounding for three years. Now, Jay is playing on a gimpy knee. The waste of a talent like that is a crying shame.
Robert Griffin is better than Jay Cutler ever was. It would break my heart to watch him suffer a fate like Cutler's. Mike is building around the best quarterback who has ever played the game at any level. I trust Mike Shanahan not to screw up the job. I fear that, if Mike was fired, we would get a head coach like McDaniel who didn't realize what a gift he had been handed.
With Dan Snyder as the owner, the Skins are unlikely to become the number one team in the NFL in my lifetime. So, if I must settle, then allow me the pleasure of watching the super-talented RG3 in a scheme that fits. Win or lose, it's a helluva lot of fun.