Josh Harris preaching patience for Commanders' growth
As the old saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day. Josh Harris' ownership group knew they were inheriting a complete mess when Dan Snyder finally relinquished his grip on the Washington Commanders, so there's unlikely to be a quick fix as the franchise looks to rebuild the foundations for a successful future.
That was one of many problems with Snyder. He was always looking for the big slash, the quick fix that could propel the team but often blew up in his face.
This is not something Harris plans to implement. The billionaire reached patience in pursuit of progression based on recent comments via USA Today Sports, even if that means taking a step back to take three forward down the line.
"I have a public track record with Philly (76ers) and New Jersey (Devils), and generally, when you change a system, sometimes you have to do it. But you probably take a step back before you take a step forward. That’s not always the case, but I think generally, that’s what the statistics would show. So I think it’s important to be patient. We’re focused on winning football games for the rest of the season, fixing the stadium, and engaging with the city. I know (the name) is a topic that people in Washington want to talk about. But right now, we’re focused on the things that we think are really important right now."- Josh Harris via USA Today Sports
Washington fans have been starved of legitimate success and a team to be proud of for years. But at the end of the day, this franchise must learn to walk before it can run.