Commanders owner Josh Harris on patience
Josh Harris' ownership group wasted no time in breathing new life into the Washington Commanders. It might take some time to get this once-proud franchise back to the NFL's top table, but there is officially renewed hope that a far superior infrastructure at the very top can put the necessary plans in place to take the organization forward.
Harris and his wealthy team of investors tasted their first defeat since their purchase of the Commanders from Dan Snyder for $6.05 billion last weekend versus the Buffalo Bills. That's something he cannot control, but the billionaire knows that once the bedding-in period is over, Washington's starved fanbase will be expecting results on and off the field based on comments via Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.
"I've been around this long enough to know that people are impatient. I'm impatient. The honeymoon is going to last a certain amount of time, and then it's going to be on us and on me. People just start almost crying when they tell you about the memories they had of Washington football. One of the most important people in government just emailed me and said they remembered being at a game with their dad. I remember being at games with my dad. So this is really important. It's a very important city, and it's a very important franchise."- Josh Harris via ESPN
There's no question the good graces will continue for a while yet. This is going to be a gradual process, but Harris' group has already begun planning and investing for short and long-term projects, so hopes are high regardless of how things unfold on the gridiron this season.