For Washington Redskins’ Ownership and Fans: Gut Check Time

Posted: 28th September 2009 by Craig Garrison Sr in NFL
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First, a quick history lesson: Dan Snyder bought the Washington Redskins from the estate of Jack Kent Cooke in 1999 and quickly made a name for himself as a "meddlesome" owner. Following the signing of several aging big name free agents, the firing of head coach Norv Turner in the 2000 season while the team held a 7-5 record, the stage was set for a tumultuous era for the Redskins. Assistant coach Terry Robisky would take over as interim head coach, the Redskins lose two of their final three games, miss the playoffs. Change becomes the name of the game in Washington. Following an up-and-down season with Marty Shottenheimer leading the franchise, Steve Spurrier would be given his shot, only to see his "fun and gun" offense fail miserably in his second season, causing him to walk away. Enter ...

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