5 Commanders reality checks for Week 9 against the Vikings
By Tim Payne
1. The Reality Is, long-term hope is more important that any one game.
With the news of the Snyders exploring options on a sale of the team, the reality is, it’s going to be hard to get to me too low this week even if Washington loses to Captain Kirk and his resident McVay disciple, Kevin O’Connell. Nothing outside of hearing the sale is off the table is going to ruin this week for me (or millions of other Washington fans who have long hoped and dreamed for the opportunity to have a totally new regime take their turn trying to return the franchise to its former glory).
Daniel Snyder has had his opportunity, and he has failed so spectacularly that it would be laughable if it weren’t so painful to have experienced….both on and off the field. Even though there’s no guarantee of ultimate and sustained success with a new ownership group, I can confidently say that it can only go up from what the Snyders have provided, so while there is public, active hope of freedom from the tyranny of Little Danny, the on-field product will have a tough time ruining my mood, even if the Commanders can’t pull off a win. Hope is alive. Our long nightmare just may be coming to an end. Fingers crossed that someone awesome offers $8 billion for the team and makes Joe Gibbs the CEO.
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