Redskins Reality Checks: Cancer, Haskins, and an afterthought on Sunday in Buffalo
By Tim Payne
1. The Reality Is, The Redskins have no hope outside of total overhaul.
Will the combined embarrassments of this week finally wake up owner Dan Snyder to the need for change within the organization? Will the accusations against his medical staff, the stark juxtaposition of his team’s failures against the recent success of the other professional teams in town, or the cloud of mismanagement around his prized first-round pick finally result in sweeping and systematic changes that have been desperately needed for many years?
Despite his reputation for being impulsive, Snyder has been alarmingly reticent to make sweeping organizational changes in recent years. But at some point, he will have to make broad-based changes, or they may become so toxic and detrimental to the league that the other owners will step in.
That may sound dramatic, but I don’t believe it’s too far-fetched.
The NFL owners do not stand for their brand being damaged from within or without. Dan Snyder is likely on very thin ice with them.
My Prediction: Bruce Allen won’t ultimately survive the cumulative debacles of this season. He won’t be fired immediately…he likely won’t even be fired, per se. He’ll be given the opportunity to resign at the end of this season and walk off into the sunset with his hairdo and case of Coors Light.