I said a lot of this in the Coaching Carousel thread. But it’s twue, it’s twue. Shanny is signed up to be your next coach of the Washington Redskins.
I don’t think Daniel Snyder will be on Oprah confessing his failures as an owner anytime soon, but I think he has finally emerged from the Madden 2009 Franchise Mode-type approach to ownership. It’s not a game that you boot up on your computer. Real trained professionals do this stuff for a living, so get some of those guys to work for you and get the hell out of the way.
Now Washington has a real GM and a real coach. They look like a real NFL franchise and not some creation of a 14 year old playing Madden 2009. I’m not saying that they’ll be contenders in the Beast, but I think they will be at least as good as they were during the Schottenheimer era. .500 or a little better with little to no drama, and rising from the Oakland/Cleveland/Detroit franchise level would be good enough for me.
Sounds like Mike Zimmer from Cleveland will be the DC and Shanny’s son Kyle is going to run the offense. I’m a little concerned about Kyle. He’s a Texas Ex (hook 'em) which is awesome, but does he really know how to run an offense? He’s 30 years old!
I also have nightmares of Washington drafting a bunch of tiny O linemen and them chop-blocking as Anonymous Running Back gains 1100 yards next season.
Two frightening images from this evening watching SportsNite on Comcast Sportsnet: Shanahan winking and Bill Romanowski being interviewed.