In the year 2009 it seems all things in the nations capital are run with a sense of uncertainty. A clear lack of leadership, no matter if it’s an owner, a coach, or an elected official. Of all the things in Washington that are misguided, the state of the Washington Redskins is the one problem I know I could fix.
I am hearing the noise in Washington, heck I probably started my fair share. But I have looked long, and hard at this team. The problems are simple and clearly correctable. The main problem in Washington is Dan Snyder. The owner I love to hate. Dan seems to be the only owner in the league who treats his franchise like a fantasy football roster.
Danny-Boy…. in the NFL you need a team, and a team requires role players. You must have depth at each and every roster spot. Mr. Snyder needs to realize that when you open up the checkbook to bring in the biggest free agents on the market each year, he lacks quality reserves. Dan Snyder needs to realize he doesn’t understand how to operate an NFL franchise. Open up the checkbook once again and bring in someone who can effectively handle this franchise.
The other big issue in D.C. is coach Jim Zorn. Taking away the play calling ways a step in the right direction. Under coach Zorn the offense was ranked 29th in the league in points scored. That is a direct result of coach Zorns playcalling. Then take into consideration the fact that under Jim Zorn quarterback Jason Campbell has gotten worse. Jim Zorn is a former quarterback and supposedly a quarterback coach, yet he failed to improve Jason Campbell.
Coach Zorn never instituted an audible system which would allow Jason Campbell to make calls at the line. That lack of an audible system is the reason Jason Campbell ranks 27th in the league in percentage of passes (4%) resulting in interceptions. Don’t blame Campbell, Jason also ranks 7th in the league in completion percentage at just above 66%.
Another stat that bothers me as a Redskins fan is 8% of the time Campbell attempts a pass, he is sacked. Would an audible system limit some of those hits to the quarterback, I believe that it would. Now it’s time to take another step forward and fire coach Jim Zorn, and fire him now. There is no reason to continue the season with a lame duck coach.
Snyder needs to realize what we as fans realized long ago. Money can’t buy victories in the NFL, wins are priceless………But Danny-Boy your coach is worthless.