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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 02/ 7/2011

More Snyder on Haynesworth

By Dan Steinberg


As he made his Super Bowl media rounds last week, Daniel Snyder told Rick Maese he was "disappointed" in the way the Haynesworth signing worked out. There were such a bounty of Snyder media opportunities, though, that the Haynesworth thing came up elsewhere, and he elaborated slightly.

Here he is, for example, talking to WJLA's Britt McHenry.

"Well obviously I'm disappointed," the owner said. "When you've got a player on your football team that's earning the type of money that Albert's earning, you expect more. It's that simple. On the other hand, I'm proud of Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan, the way they've handled it"

McHenry then asked if it was possible to imagine Haynesworth in burgundy and gold again.

"Sure," he said. "Absolutely. You never know. All I'm hoping for right now is that the commissioner and union can get something done. I'm optimistic we'll be playing football next year, and I'm excited about our future.

Snyder also discussed Haynesworth during a Friday appearance with Jim Rome.

"One of the things I've done, and I did it with Joe Gibbs for four-plus years, is I've turned over the football operation to Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan," Snyder told Rome. "So it's up to them. I'm hopeful, optimistic as I always am, trying to be positive, but obviously disappointed with what happened last year with Albert, disappointed with how much money we've paid him and what we've received back. I'm disappointed as the owner of the team. It's something that's tough, difficult. We'll see what happens."

By Dan Steinberg  | February 7, 2011; 10:20 AM ET
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"One of the things I've done, and I did it with Joe Gibbs for four-plus years, is I've turned over the football operation to Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan,"

It's always interesting to parse the subtext of what he actually says and compare it with what he intended.

As noted in the other interview, he wants to sell the idea that he was a "hands-on immature owner" in the begining of his tenure. Taking him at his word, he "turned over the football operation" to Joe Gibbs for four plus years. In theory, this is the sign of a maturing owner who recognizes his own inadequacies at running the football side of operations.

So why, when Joe Gibbs leaves in 2007, does he go right back to his hands-on, flunky directed, micro-managed approach to team building for the next two years? If he was truly "maturing", why didn't he at least make an offer to a Ted Thompson/Scott Pioli type general manager? It's hard to compare your current actions with previous actions as a sign of positive change, when it's clear that you learned absolutely nothing about good ownership until 2010 at the absolute earliest.

Posted by: jbanks979 | February 7, 2011 10:50 AM | Report abuse

I read the entire transcript of the city paper article.... no where in it does the writer pick on Danny's wife or disparages her in any way.... This guy is dilusional and he thinks he is better than everyone else.

Grow up Danny and grow a pair!! Just becasue you were bullied as s child does not mean you should bully people as an adult, with your money. Even my 6 year old knows better than that!

Posted by: skinfannomore | February 7, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Yo um..Steinlisberger, why did you think it necessary to include the tax commercial? You getting all politico on us?

Posted by: iubiquity | February 7, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Gosh, Redskin owner you put the bottomline on the loyal employee who is all TEAM. He's intelligent, talented and will fit in when he is treated at least as one part of a whole. He deserves better than my town and we have no shot due to entertain 1, subordinate monkeys 2.

Posted by: CTaylor42 | February 7, 2011 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Quoting Mr. Snyder, and swapping out a single word, I think this sentence speaks for all us knuckle headed Redskins fans"

"I'm hopeful, optimistic as I always am, trying to be positive, but obviously disappointed with what happened last year with 'Snyder', disappointed with how much money we've paid him and what we've received back."

Posted by: clocker58 | February 7, 2011 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Who was the soft ball media noser who interviewed him?

Posted by: capscapscaps2 | February 7, 2011 10:57 PM | Report abuse

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