Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder Is Over-Bashed

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

No owner in the National Football League is criticized more often than Dan Snyder of the Washington Redskins.
While some of these criticisms have merit, "Snyder bashing" is well overdone in the media.
One of the most prominent knocks against Snyder has been his perceived over-involvement (and interference) with the football operations of the Redskins.
Before he was fired, Vinny Cerrato was portrayed as Snyder's puppet, a figurehead carrying out Snyder's personnel decisions. During the Cerrato era, there were many overpaid free agent signings, questionable draft picks, and a steady procession of new coaches. To some degree, Snyder opened himself up to this criticism.
Now, the reign of Cerrato is now over. Snyder has seemingly given complete control to new coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen. As a symbolic sign of his hands-off intentions, Snyder sat in the audience during Shanahan's introductory press conference.

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