I’ve heard it said by successful winning coaches that teams with better players (no matter the scheme they run) usually produce winning teams.
In Pro football, there are three ways to acquire better players: through the draft, through free agency, or through trades (between teams). Ya know, you got something I need and want, and I got something you need and want. The successful franchises actively pursue player acquisitions through one or a combination of these methods to assemble their rosters.
There are many perennially bad NFL franchises we all know that have never shown through their players acquisition, a philosophy or commitment toward making the kind of moves to compete for or win the ultimate NFL prize (the Superbowl).
This is NOT the Redskins’ past.
I hope the Redskins team’s future shows an earnest commitment toward making the team better to one day soon contend for a Superbowl.
No! Great franchises don’t give head coaches 3 years to dismantle their team in order to (try) to turn them around. They demand and accept nothing less than tangible visible progress (proof) to show that the team is moving in the right direction. Heck, if we gave every (unsuccessful) coach three years, like most of the bad teams do, we will be like them, always at the bottom, with a pocket full of excuses.
I wonder? What would the great 49ers do? They are a team with a proud and successful storied past. Mmnnnnnnnnnn. Let see..
Oh! They gave their head coach Mike Singletary the oh, heave ho, (the boot) and he’s out of there BEFORE the end of his 2nd year. To quote him , "They want Winners!!!"
That's what diehard "Redskins" fans want too. Do, whatever it takes to win. Everyone is "on the table".
Happy New Year 2011 Everybody.