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Snyder on worst money spent: 'You all know'

Posted on: January 11, 2011 9:58 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Over the past six months (or so), we've written 277 post (or so) about the Washington Redskins. They're full of the crazy and it results in a lot of blogging. 

A lot of that crazy might come from owner Dan Snyder, who was part of a candid D.C. Sports Leaders Summit (or, to be more precise: An Event in Which Washington Sports Owners Answered Questions for Reporters) on Tuesday morning, where he spoke kind of candidly about the worst money he's ever spent.

"I don't have to answer this, you all know," Snyder said, per Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post.

Okay, so that's not so much candid as it is vague, but it's pretty obvious that what Snyder is telling the fans and reporters is "I wasted a TON of money on Albert Haynesworth and I'd really appreciate it if you didn't bring it up again."

Either that or he knows that the Redskins are picking up Donovan McNabb's option in 2011 and is just refusing to tell anyone.

Also interesting was that Snyder said that the Redskins would not participate in HBO's "Hard Knocks" because it would be too much of a distraction.

"My impression is when you see that Hard Knocks," Snyder said, via Steinberg. "It's almost like you're creating a situation where the coaches, knowing there's a camera in that room, are acting. And as an owner, as a fan, you really want them to work, go get that work done and coach up the team and win. And I think it's a distraction."

Which is probably accurate, just not any different from normal Redskins training camp, except for the cameras taking everything public instead of reporters.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:57 pm
 

Snyder on worst money spent: 'You all know'

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Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:57 am
 

Snyder on worst money spent: 'You all know'

"He won a superbowl as recently as 2002"

That was last bowl Raiders were in ... a 48-21 shellacking by Tampa Bay. Go back to 1983 for last victory.



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:36 am
 

Snyder on worst money spent: 'You all know'

HA!  Don't you love that Matt Millen, who made some of the most ridiculous decisions for a failing football team, is now telling us his "expert" opinion on a weekly basis?!?!?Who the heck thought I'd want to here what he, of all people, has to say?



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2011 3:03 am
 

Snyder on worst money spent: 'You all know'

Pretty sure the Raiders lost in 2002Snyder isn't an idiot.  He didn't become an owner by being lucky and stupid.  
Oh and Al Davis has done more to hurt his team in the past 10 years than Snyder does.  Haynesworth situation sucks, but not as much as the Russell situation



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 2:20 am
 

Snyder on worst money spent: 'You all know'

I don't think comparing Al Davis to Dan Snyder is accurate. Al Davis did win superbowls and accomplished quite a bit for football (involved in the NFL-AFL merger). He won a superbowl as recently as 2002. He has made horrendous decisions and appears to be a meglamaniac.

Snyder has not won anything since buying the team and has made the once respected Redskins organization a joke. The only owners that I would compare him to are either Michael brown of the Bengals or Ford from the Lions.



Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2011 2:02 am
 

Snyder on worst money spent: 'You all know'

I think the comparison's to Al Davis are a little undeserved.  Al used to win.  When you look at the complete body of work, Dan Snyder is more like Matt Millen.  



Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2011 1:38 am
 

Snyder on worst money spent: 'You all know'

up until this year, i would've said al davis is the worst nfl owner bar none, but this guy has me reconsidering.  vy is available....good one.


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