John Keim: Just a team that is ultra-loose and keeps losing. It's one thing to be that way when you win; it's part of your success, no doubt. But when a team is losing you examine all reasons why. It's not like they have horrible leaders. But they lack a London Fletcher, a guy so respected in the overall defensive meeting room that his voice was listened above all, including coaches. They were more boisterous than necessary after losing to the Seattle Seahawks. It's not everyone, mind you. But enough guys that it makes you wonder. Last week, they were very loose in the locker room and during practice, with music blaring during individual drills, some players would do a little dancing. Again, it's fine if you win. I also see the defense having young guys in key spots who aren't ready to lead or older vets in key spots who are wise and lead by example, but who no longer play to a certain level. It adds up.
Keim: Because the philosophy of the organization changes whenever a head coaching change is made. The best thing an owner can do is surround himself with the right people; Dan Snyder has not always done that and it's hurt the franchise. Even when Joe Gibbs was here, so, too, was Vinny Cerrato, so once Gibbs left you knew they'd go back to what they were previously. They've lacked a strong football person in charge and that's the case now. When your general manager seems to be concerned about other issues than just football, it's not a good setup.