On 106.7 the Fan DC’s evening drive show, Overtime with Holden Kushner, Holden tried to instate an “embargo” on making fun of Redskins owner Dan Snyder. The preface of this embargo is based on Snyder, so far, allowing his football dealing to be overseen by his GM and Head Coach.
It has only been a few days into free agency but we have seen change. We have seen change we can believe in, in Our Nation’s Capital. Last Thursday, several players were let go, providing financial relief. Most of the players released, we aging and due to be paid large salaries in 2010. Following these releases, several holes were created on the roster and depth chart. One would think that the Redskins were bound to make a huge splash. Over the weekend, offensive linemen, no one ever heard of came in and left after chatting with the team. One [Artis Hicks] was signed. Meanwhile, other notable players were being signed to large contracts, and for once the Redskins were not in play of any of those players. They were not in play, and it was by design.
In an uncapped year, you would think that it is time to open up your wallet, and put all financial responsibility aside. Perhaps in years past this would be the protocol, but not this year. Chris Russell of 106.7 the FAN DC tweeted this earlier today:
@Russellmania09: #Redskins fans here is the deal. I’ve been told–in the past when #Skins brought a UFA in “the deal was done” now it “goes thru the visit.”
These days it seems as if most guys are leaving town without a contact even being penciled. You learn a lot more about a guy when you sit down and talk to him versus just seeing a mix tape of him looking good. That has been the case, and it appears the Redskins will not pay for a guy who appears to be “over hyped”.
Cynics and pessimists alike think that this will all change, and the same old Redskins will soon surface. It may be a surprise to some but it has been reported that Snyder has been involved to some extent:
The team’s new General Manager says that Snyder has no problem with the change.
“”Do what you guys think is best‘” was the message that Snyder conveyed to Bruce Allen before free agency, and that Allen shared with Peter King of SI.com.
There you have it; Snyder is still involved, as he should be but he is letting his “football guys” draw up the plans and allowing them to execute. This will be the first step if the Redskins want to surface from the quagmire that found themselves in. It is this very reason alone, I join Holden Kushner’s call to embargo all jokes aimed at Snyder, at least as far as football decisions go.