Redskins Week 13 Reality Checks: If Bruce Allen is out, a rebuild can begin
By Tim Payne
2. The Reality Is, turnarounds don’t have to take forever.
Even with how bad it has become for the Burgundy and Gold faithful, Redskins fans should expect and demand a reasonably quick turnaround.
The NFL is set up to allow bad teams to quickly recover under smart management and decisive leadership. Dan Snyder should be expected to make swift and sweeping changes across the organization this offseason. And if he does, Redskins fans should demand and expect significant and prompt evidence of dramatic changes in the culture and quality of both the corporate and football sides of the team.
The Colts brought in Chris Ballard and even with losing Andrew Luck, he managed a dramatic turnaround in just two years. The Browns brought in John Dorsey and are relevant less than two years after a stretch that saw them lose 31 of 32 games.
The 49ers were a perennial disappointment, then brought in John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan and are the best team in football in their third season together.
Turnarounds can and should be quick given the right hire and the appropriate combination of support and autonomy given by ownership. If Snyder can manage to pull the right strings this offseason, the Redskins can be relevant and even dominant again in 2-3 years.