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Redskins won't raise general admission prices

General admission ticket prices for the 2010 season will remain unchanged, the Redskins announced today.

"It's always a challenge to maintain ticket prices from year-to-year, but we wanted to show the fans how much we appreciate their support, especially in difficult economic times," David Donovan, the team's chief operating officer, said in a statement released by the team. The team said that general admission prices remain the same for the fifth season in a row.

The Redskins say they expect the mailing of season ticket renewals to begin in early February.

By Cindy Boren  |  January 13, 2010; 3:53 PM ET
 
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one of the first things snyder has done right in a while....

Posted by: cancunlizzard | January 13, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

still in shock. it may take a few second s

Posted by: cancunlizzard | January 13, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

David Donovan is now the COO of the Skins? I thought he was the legal mastermind General Counsel who managed the litigation against fans ...

Posted by: dcsween | January 13, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

helps with my three (third) seats

Posted by: cancunlizzard | January 13, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

maybe more will come fourth to watch at fedex?

Posted by: cancunlizzard | January 13, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

How long before people turn this into a negative too???

Posted by: CapsNut | January 13, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

guess i'm done

Posted by: cancunlizzard | January 13, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

How long before people turn this into a negative too???

Posted by: CapsNut | January 13, 2010 4:14 PM

In 3, 2 , 1 ....

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 13, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

3-4 vs. 4-3

Eh?

Whatever. Throw a little bit of both at them.

I think we can agree that it's not about marrying yourself to one system, but being able to:
1) throw enough different looks at an offense to confuse and keep them off balance

2) make sure your players are being put in a place that maximizes their talent/strengths

It seems to me the the top top defenses in the league do these consistently regardless of the formation.

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Merriman has been in the league 5 years, and I don't think the RFA rule applies to him.

If that's the case, or if he's released (which might happen given his health issues over the past two seasons, and they've already drafted his replacement)... then he's an obvious target for the Redskins.

Posted by: dfbovey | January 13, 2010 3:52 PM

Based on your assessment, why would want the Skins to acquire someone you described as having "health issues"?

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2010 4:14 PM |

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: periculum | January 13, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

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Whether you think Merriman would fit in here is one issue, but salary cap is not an issue. There won't be one next year.

Posted by: dfbovey | January 13, 2010 4:07 PM

The issue is responding to his posts at all. Don't you realize who you're responding to?

Posted by: dcsween | January 13, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"It's always a challenge to maintain ticket prices from year-to-year, but we wanted to show the fans how much we appreciate their support, especially in difficult economic times," David Donovan,/i>

Then he made a funny face and winked and proceeded to push an old lady in a Billy Kilmer jersey down the stairs.

Posted by: alex35332 | January 13, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

How long before people turn this into a negative too???

Posted by: CapsNut | January 13, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse
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If he could afford to go 5 years without raising rent, it means he overcharged to begin with.

There. 6 minutes. Long enough?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

How long before people turn this into a negative too???

Posted by: CapsNut | January 13, 2010 4:14 PM

Not sure it could be negative ... its about responding to recessionary pressures. I guess it could be turned into a negative if they should have LOWERED ticket prices to maintain attendance, but I don't think general admission tickets are what sustains the team as much as season tickets (esp. club level seats, etc.).

Posted by: dcsween | January 13, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I got a copy of the full statement from David Donovan. Here it is:

"It's always a challenge to maintain ticket prices from year-to-year, but we wanted to show the fans how much we appreciate their support, especially in difficult economic times.

We hope that by not raising ticket prices, the fans will forgive Dan for allowing Vinny Cerratto to have a job here for so long. We hope this makes you forget that I'm still in the middle of suing some of you guys. And finally, we hope this makes up for that little Monday-night incident when we used gestapo tactics to stamp out some of your basic civil rights - like speech and expression - in the stadium."

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

OwnTheDysfunction : Owner.

Posted by: periculum | January 13, 2010 4:06 PM |

read the post...i was talking this year after 2-3 games.. last two years was like a bad dream...with danny boy you never know if it is going to reoccur but you can always hope.

Posted by: HPYTRKR1 | January 13, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Guess what? If a team spreads out the Defense with empty backfields, 4 WR's, guess what? The LB's are going to do a whole heap of covering, cause if they rush, there's going to be WR's roaming free all day. You act like the 3-4 is unstoppable. Ask Green Bay how that worked out for them. Carter and Orakpo will have coverage responsibilities from time to time, and a good Coach will exploit that. And Fletcher and McIntosh aren't exactly great at covering either. Unless you get a Dansby in here, it ain't going to work like you're predicting.

Posted by: ga8085 | January 13, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Well, guess what, ga8085. When the offense sends out 4 wr's, the DC sends out a different package, called our "dime" package. You match personnel with personnel.

What some of us are talking about with the 3-4 is a change of pace/different look kind of D. Not something that is our base D, but something will cause confusion. I agree that we do not have the personnel to run a 3-4 all the time. Unless we are very active in the offseason, I see this as a change of pace defense.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

"It's always a challenge to maintain ticket prices from year-to-year."

No it's not.

They could sell tix for $10 a pop, and they'd still be swimming in profits from the TV contracts at the end of the year.

Posted by: p1funk | January 13, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Snyder will get paid when Shanahan gets him some home playoff games.

Posted by: coparker5 | January 13, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Why have we been waiting for change for so long?

We finally get the following:
1.Vinnie fired----Bruce Allen in(awesome)
2.Zorn fired------Shanahan in(even more awesome)
3.Blache gone(some more awesomeness)-----Haslett in

And people start talking about high priced free agents like Brandon Marshall and Shawne Merriman.......It's really just quite confusing, I don't get it.

Is it not the high priced FA that have been the downfall of this franchise for a decade?

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 13, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

What some of us are talking about with the 3-4 is a change of pace/different look kind of D. Not something that is our base D, but something will cause confusion. I agree that we do not have the personnel to run a 3-4 all the time. Unless we are very active in the offseason, I see this as a change of pace defense.


Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

So you think we may bust it out on like 3rd and long? I could see that becuase whatever we were doing before wasn't wokring. Maybe if they can disguise just 1 pass rusher we can get a third down sack and force a punt.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Is it not the high priced FA that have been the downfall of this franchise for a decade?

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 13, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Yes but we have a lot of holes and not many draft picks. Need to find a balance

Posted by: alex35332 | January 13, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

"3-4 vs. 4-3 Eh? Whatever. Throw a little bit of both at them."

This makes sense.

We had a good defense last year, why re-invent the wheel?

(Sorry for the hyphen abuse, but hey, I been abusing it all day long.)

The hyphen, I mean.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 13, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Yes but we have a lot of holes and not many draft picks. Need to find a balance

Posted by: alex35332 | January 13, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse
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You make us all sound like ugly chicks

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

(Sorry for the hyphen abuse, but hey, I been abusing it all day long.)

The hyphen, I mean.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 13, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse
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Ahem... hands on the keyboard. Both of them

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Is it not the high priced FA that have been the downfall of this franchise for a decade?

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 13, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Yes but we have a lot of holes and not many draft picks. Need to find a balance

Posted by: alex35332 | January 13, 2010 4:29 PM

balance = low-priced, over-achieving free agents

Same-old, same-old = Shawne Merriman, Brandon Marshall

Posted by: League-Source | January 13, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

switching to a 3-4 is an awful idea. we need an entirely new defensive backfield if we switch (probably could argue that we need to regardless) either way, i don't like the move. doesn't matter though because the skins suck either way, especially when man to man coverage means corners 80 ft awaay from the receiver.

Posted by: BMACattack | January 13, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Yes but we have a lot of holes and not many draft picks. Need to find a balance

Posted by: alex35332 | January 13, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the University of Delaware.

3-1 ratio.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 13, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Why don't we build a brick wall of an O-line in front of our QB, who can also mow down defenders in the run game. That #4 pick in the draft is our high priced FA this year, use it wisely.

I think DT11 and FD86 showed real promise this year. Build an O-line, don't grab some dumba$$ wide reciever and see what happens. Are the Jets really that much better off with Braylon McDropDrops Edwards?
O-Line,O-line,O-line and some more O-line.

Posted by: iH8dallas | January 13, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

switching to a 3-4 is an awful idea. we need an entirely new defensive backfield if we switch (probably could argue that we need to regardless) either way, i don't like the move. doesn't matter though because the skins suck either way, especially when man to man coverage means corners 80 ft awaay from the receiver.

Posted by: BMACattack | January 13, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse
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Presumably 3 + 4 = 4 + 3, so we would be stuck with similar schemes over the top. Now, if we switched to a 4-4 or played a 3-3-5, we'd be talkin overhaul.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Yes but we have a lot of holes and not many draft picks. Need to find a balance

Posted by: alex35332 | January 13, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the University of Delaware.

3-1 ratio.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 13, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse
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Ah, I was first to the joke, but not best. Well played :)

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Ah, I was first to the joke, but not best. Well played :)

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:41 PM

In this scenario balance is very overrated.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 13, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Would suggest the inability to raise prices is related to the team's need to maintain the wait list. Just a rough estimate. Avg ticket costs $120 * 90,000 seats * 10 games = $108 million. Which is roughly the player payroll.

Whatever the actual numbers, season tix are a huge part of the revenue for the team and keeping demand up is critical.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Well, guess what, ga8085. When the offense sends out 4 wr's, the DC sends out a different package, called our "dime" package. You match personnel with personnel.

What some of us are talking about with the 3-4 is a change of pace/different look kind of D. Not something that is our base D, but something will cause confusion. I agree that we do not have the personnel to run a 3-4 all the time. Unless we are very active in the offseason, I see this as a change of pace defense.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse
You're missing my point. If its just to shake things up a bit, but remain with a 4-3, I'm all for it. My point being, is that would you rather have 4 LB's in potential coverage that are average in pass D or 3? Putting Carter in space would give an opponent another LB to attack. And its funny how you just focused in on the 4WR comment but disregarded the empty backfield one. 2 WR, 2TE, and a single back - you put the back in motion and send everyone out on routes. Well golly gee, you won't be trotting out any Dime Defenses then and you might have to have Carter and Orakpo in coverage if say for instance, you blitz Fletch or the other ILB on that play. That's a scary thought to have them covering anybody. Cause its not like Orakpo and Carter will be blitzing every down.

Posted by: ga8085 | January 13, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Ah, I was first to the joke, but not best. Well played :)

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:41 PM

In this scenario balance is very overrated.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 13, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse
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Equally true whether you are referring to population distribution or equilibrium

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Based on your assessment, why would want the Skins to acquire someone you described as having "health issues"?

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

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I'm not advocating signing him. I am predicting that they sign him.

As for the health issues. Some injuries take a year to come back from. If they do go after him, I would hope they do their homework on him.

And as long as health isn't an issue, I'd have no problem signing him if the plan is to switch to a 3-4. When healthy Merriman is one of the top 5 players in the league at that position in the 3-4 defense.

Posted by: dfbovey | January 13, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

They won't raise the ticket price because they will raise the parking passes $5.00 and change the uniforms meaning we will all buy new jerseys and they make there money that way

Posted by: connskins | January 13, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Avg ticket costs $120 * 90,000 seats * 10 games = $108 million.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse
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I would be surprised if the actual is not double, but regardless, not too shabby covering your payroll in one game, no?

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

They won't raise the ticket price because they will raise the parking passes $5.00 and change the uniforms meaning we will all buy new jerseys and they make there money that way

Posted by: connskins | January 13, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse
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As long as the entire lot of those Burgundy squared unis are slated for carpet duty on the Moon base, they can do what they want with the unis

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

As long as the entire lot of those Burgundy squared unis are slated for carpet duty on the Moon base, they can do what they want with the unis

Posted by: mattsoundworld
absolutely!

Posted by: connskins | January 13, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

... wait have I been sleeping for a while?! What's the talk about changing unis?

Posted by: ChrisWoody | January 13, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Kinda like the White Star Line saying they won't raise ticket prices the year after the Titanic sank.

Posted by: rbpalmer | January 13, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I would rather have the JAcksonville Jags price cut.....

Upper Deck prices cut by $90...Club level cut by $300....

PER TICKET PER GAME

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 13, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

THEY SHOULD LOWER THEM.

BTW not sure why they call them general admission. There's no such thing at FedEx. They are all reserved.

Posted by: dovelevine | January 13, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Ticket prices are staying the same, but watch beer, food, clothing and parking continue to rise...

And no, I hope we don't sign Merriman. His injury history and decline are very concerning. Look forward, not backward.

Posted by: edvar | January 13, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Kinda like the White Star Line saying they won't raise ticket prices the year after the Titanic sank.

Posted by: rbpalmer

exactly

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

And no, I hope we don't sign Merriman. His injury history and decline are very concerning. Look forward, not backward.

Posted by: edvar | January 13, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I don't see him ever getting "healthy" again. I think the peds were the cause of his playmaking ability. I think that we are seeing the real Shawne Merriman now. I also think he has a great chance of getting injured agian. Then to top it all off he's sticking his ween in that bucket of crazy Tila Tequila chick. I could see her shooting him or filing rape charges or something that would either get him killed or thrown out of the NFL.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Ticket prices are staying the same, but watch beer, food, clothing and parking continue to rise...

And no, I hope we don't sign Merriman. His injury history and decline are very concerning. Look forward, not backward.

Posted by: edvar | January 13, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse


That, and they'll continute to shove Johnny Rockets down our throats. That place is incredibly over priced.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | January 13, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 13, 2010 5:12 PM

Yup!

Posted by: edvar | January 13, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I would rather have the JAcksonville Jags price cut.....

Upper Deck prices cut by $90...Club level cut by $300....

PER TICKET PER GAME

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 13, 2010 5:05 PM

Sure but would you even pay that to see a Jack Del Rio coached Jaguar team? I didn't think so. It's still overpriced.

Posted by: League-Source | January 13, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

"I'm not advocating signing him. I am predicting that they sign him."


I doubt that the new gang in town will see FA as some kind of overpriced football talent thrift store the way Cerrato did.

At least I hope not.

I think guys like R Jackson, A Montgomery, M Mitchell, E Williams, and C Horton might choose to 'seize the moment' and make themselves valuable to Bruce and Shanny.

I look at the skins and see some older, well-paid dudes shakng at the knees at the thought of change as some younger, undrafted, hungry guys see opportunity.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 13, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

"It's always a challenge to maintain ticket prices from year-to-year, but we wanted to show the fans how much we appreciate their support, especially in difficult economic times,"
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Does this guy ever get it?? Every time he says something, It like he's talking down to us... Oh it was a challenge but for the fans.... COME ON DUDE!!! At the end of the season I was selling low 400's for $50/seat trying to recover partial $$ from one of the worst investments EVER!!!

This team CLEARS $325 million... PA-LEASE!

Posted by: tony325 | January 13, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

"Haiti Chief Says Thousands May Be Dead"

My heart goes out to these people.

A country with very little in terms of infrastructure has recover and heal itself, knowing hurricane season is just six months away.

And the wind might show up to tear down whatever they rebuild.

This is sad.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 13, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh it was a challenge but for the fans.... COME ON DUDE!!! At the end of the season I was selling low 400's for $50/seat trying to recover partial $$ from one of the worst investments EVER!!!

This team CLEARS $325 million... PA-LEASE!

Posted by: tony325 | January 13, 2010 5:36 PM

I hate to be a grammar Nazi, but according to Cerrato. For the fans is actually spelled and pronounced forthefans.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 13, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

"...according to Cerrato. For the fans is actually spelled and pronounced forthefans."


I thought Ol Bug Eyes spelled "f!ckthefans."

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 13, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I would rather have the JAcksonville Jags price cut.....

Upper Deck prices cut by $90...Club level cut by $300....

PER TICKET PER GAME

Posted by: 4thFloor | January 13, 2010 5:05 PM

Sure but would you even pay that to see a Jack Del Rio coached Jaguar team? I didn't think so. It's still overpriced.

Posted by: League-Source

7-9 beats 4-12

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

More like:

F ck th e fa ns.

Gotta account for that blind spot right over that gonzo pointer of his.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | January 13, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Does this guy ever get it?? Every time he says something, It like he's talking down to us... Oh it was a challenge but for the fans.... COME ON DUDE!!! At the end of the season I was selling low 400's for $50/seat trying to recover partial $$ from one of the worst investments EVER!!!

This team CLEARS $325 million... PA-LEASE!

Posted by: tony325

tony325 -- I've been speculating on the waiting list and that its not nearly as healthy as the team advertises it to be. A big part of it is that people will be reluctant to re-up for season tix if they don't think they can resell them for face value. Its one thing for the people that go to every game, but another for people who see (saw?) Skins tix as a 'no lose' investment. Go to the game or get your $$ back by selling the tix.

So talk to me. Am I off base? What goes into your decision to renew season tix?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Sure but would you even pay that to see a Jack Del Rio coached Jaguar team? I didn't think so. It's still overpriced.

Posted by: League-Source

7-9 beats 4-12

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 5:55 PM

Let me try to go slower for you, Zeke. Would you rather pay (1) the Redskins prices to watch a Shanahan coached team or (2) the new, lower Jacksonsville prices to watch a del Rio coached team?

Posted by: League-Source | January 13, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

So talk to me. Am I off base? What goes into your decision to renew season tix?

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I'm a bad person to ask... I have a source for tickets which are typically the same section all season long & last year after I left at halftime of the St Louis, Tampa Bay, & KC games, I had enough... I said, "I'm not going to another game until they fire Vinnie Cerrato!" So, I sold them the rest of the season...

I'm hoping for better success this year with Shanny in charge... you know us... Redskins fans are eternal optimist!

Posted by: tony325 | January 13, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

So long as CP26 and JC17 continue to suck away any hope for a winning season, the Redskins ought to be giving ticket holders rebates and refunds for having to endure this misery. Or to paraphrase Curley from the Three Stooges, If at first you don't succeed, keep suc-king until you do."

Posted by: Vic1 | January 13, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm a bad person to ask... I have a source for tickets which are typically the same section all season long & last year after I left at halftime of the St Louis, Tampa Bay, & KC games, I had enough... I said, "I'm not going to another game until they fire Vinnie Cerrato!" So, I sold them the rest of the season...

I'm hoping for better success this year with Shanny in charge... you know us... Redskins fans are eternal optimist!

Posted by: tony325

Thanks, even if you don't buy the tix directly from the team, you are part of the ticket demand. Your answer was consistent with some of my speculation, that Shanahan is helping to create demand that would have been lost if Snyder hadn't made the changes he made.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

hanks, even if you don't buy the tix directly from the team, you are part of the ticket demand. Your answer was consistent with some of my speculation, that Shanahan is helping to create demand that would have been lost if Snyder hadn't made the changes he made.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse
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As Zorn would say "OH ABSOLUUUUUTELY!"

Posted by: tony325 | January 13, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

I have no expectations of playoffs this year.

I have no expectations of a division title this year.

BUT...

I must say, I am as optimistic as ever that we are moving in the right direction.

We actually have a GM
We have an experienced coach
We are actually letting the coach pick his assistants.
They seems to be a plan based on what these coaches have done in the past.

See...when you build a team like this, I can deal with it...not with a Goober in Spurrier and Zorn.


I AM ON BOARD!

Posted by: rickyroge | January 13, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

I AM ON BOARD!

Posted by: rickyroge | January 13, 2010 6:53 PM

Welcome back, sailor. I guess we can't call you SICKWIDIT anymore.

Posted by: League-Source | January 13, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Let me try to go slower for you, Zeke. Would you rather pay (1) the Redskins prices to watch a Shanahan coached team or (2) the new, lower Jacksonsville prices to watch a del Rio coached team?

Posted by: League-Source |

I'd rather watch from home. Free parking and all.

But if I throw my routing interests away, I'd rather pay Jacksonville prices. Get to see Jones-Drew, with annual visits from Andre Johnson, Chris Johnson and Peyton Manning.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

I have no expectations of playoffs this year.

I have no expectations of a division title this year.

BUT...

I must say, I am as optimistic as ever that we are moving in the right direction.

We actually have a GM
We have an experienced coach
We are actually letting the coach pick his assistants.
They seems to be a plan based on what these coaches have done in the past.

See...when you build a team like this, I can deal with it...not with a Goober in Spurrier and Zorn.


I AM ON BOARD!

Posted by: rickyroge

This what most of us have wanted all along (with the exception of having a combo guy in the role of Exec and HC). Top football professionals in charge of football decisions.

Nothing like being credible again.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

"Your answer was consistent with some of my speculation, that Shanahan is helping to create demand that would have been lost if Snyder hadn't made the changes he made.Posted by: zcezcest"

Oh, I think that's true. I just hope it isn't the main reason Snyder hired him. It has been at times in the past.

Posted by: Samson151 | January 13, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather watch from home.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 6:57 PM

With you on that, Zeke. I've been to FedEx three or four times and it was a terrible experience. I really don't understand why people pay money to put themselves through that.

Posted by: League-Source | January 13, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

I have no expectations of playoffs this year.
I have no expectations of a division title this year.
BUT...
I AM ON BOARD!

Posted by: rickyroge | January 13, 2010 6:53 PM

Right you shouldn't, next playoff is next year, 2011

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Right you shouldn't, next playoff is next year, 2011

Posted by: abxinc | January 13, 2010 7:27 PM

Disagree. I think the Redskins would have gone 10-6 this year if Shanahan had been coaching this roster. They would have beat Detroit, Carolina, Kansas City, New Orleans, Dallas, and San Diego. Next year, with a better roster and better coaching at all positions, they will be in the playoffs.

Posted by: League-Source | January 13, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

kudos rb..
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Kinda like the White Star Line saying they won't raise ticket prices the year after the Titanic sank.

Posted by: rbpalmer | January 13, 2010 5:03 PM

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 13, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Any Skins fan that has been in a coma for the last two weeks and just now emerging .. will need a bedpan after learning of these developments..
Not a snyder fan..but, I do like that he moved quickly in getting the best available personnel. Other teams/fans, in the NFC East, are pissed..according to some of their respective blogs...
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I have no expectations of playoffs this year.

I have no expectations of a division title this year.

BUT...

I must say, I am as optimistic as ever that we are moving in the right direction.

We actually have a GM
We have an experienced coach
We are actually letting the coach pick his assistants.
They seems to be a plan based on what these coaches have done in the past.

See...when you build a team like this, I can deal with it...not with a Goober in Spurrier and Zorn.


I AM ON BOARD!

Posted by: rickyroge

This what most of us have wanted all along (with the exception of having a combo guy in the role of Exec and HC). Top football professionals in charge of football decisions.

Nothing like being credible again.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 7:02 P

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 13, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Here's an example of what I am talking about...

Some folks have vowed to leave the Redskins' fanbase if they draft a QB with the #4 pick...

If it were Vinny in charge, I'd be with them...BUT

I'm willing to give these guys the benefit of the doubt and evaluate the whole draft and free agency before I'd declare it a bad move.

Posted by: rickyroge | January 13, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

"Your answer was consistent with some of my speculation, that Shanahan is helping to create demand that would have been lost if Snyder hadn't made the changes he made.Posted by: zcezcest"

Oh, I think that's true. I just hope it isn't the main reason Snyder hired him. It has been at times in the past.

Posted by: Samson151

I suggested ticket sales is one of the key reasons Snyder hired Shanahan (in my ZEKE'S UNIQUE special edition) instead of taking a chance on an 'up and coming' sort. In Snyder's defense, I think he knows that better results on the field is a good thing in lots of ways. Ticket demand is one of them.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

I think Snyder hired Shanahan because he was tired of losing and he was getting clowned in the national media...

Period!

Posted by: rickyroge | January 13, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

as for 2010 playoffs, that'll be very tough. In part, our schedule is very tough as we play 2 of the tougher divisions outside of the Beast, the NFC North and AFC South. That means we'll likely need to win the division and I doubt we'll make that big a jump.

Its too early to count us out, but the road won't be easy if we need to win the division.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

as for 2010 playoffs, that'll be very tough. In part, our schedule is very tough as we play 2 of the tougher divisions outside of the Beast, the NFC North and AFC South. That means we'll likely need to win the division and I doubt we'll make that big a jump.

Its too early to count us out, but the road won't be easy if we need to win the division.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

That's a very fair assessment, z's. We are better than 4-12, with some good coaching, some good offensive designs. But it's a steep hill to climb to get to win the division.

Posted by: frediefritz | January 13, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Over the past few years, its been helpful to have the AFC West and/or the NFC West as your opposing division if you want a wild card spot. Lots of wins could be had vs SF, StL, Sea, Oak, KC. Even the better teams, Den, SD and AZ have been beatable.

In 2010, we get to play against Adrian Peterson, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Maurice Jones-Drew, Andre Johnson and Chris Johnson. Should be entertaining. Did I forget anyone? Is that you Jay Cutler?

Posted by: zcezcest1 | January 13, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Since they've been overcharging for the last 10 years
....BIG DEAL

DANNY BOY STILL RULES !!

Posted by: dannyboyrules | January 13, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

That is, the number of legitimate buyers on the waiting list has gotten pretty danged small.

Posted by: WorstSeat | January 13, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

I believe that most of the premmie seats have still will the 6% and 3% increases and since those seats cost much more, Danny Boy and his new BFF Dave Donovan will still be seeing a potential revenue increase. I'm sure parking and concessions will also have some sort of price increase somewhere.

Interesting that the seats that have the highest prices and are tied into longer term contracts and are now harder to sell still have annual price increases. Then again apparently they giving away a free premmie seat to renewals and people who ask to have their contracts modified or shortened.

Posted by: bbmcoachk | January 14, 2010 6:05 AM | Report abuse

Thank you for not raising the price on a lousy product!

Posted by: inyerkhunt | January 14, 2010 8:04 AM | Report abuse

OMG! Talk already of making the playoffs or not counting the 'skins out of winning the division. That's it Danny boy, you gott'em lined up and drink'n that koolaid.
P A T H E T I C!

Posted by: RealConservative | January 14, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

I love how they make it sound like a good thing. How about a REFUND for 4-12! How in your right mind even THINK about raising prices. How about we wait until the rest of the league catches up to our prices, especially those teams who make the playoffs on a consistent basis.

Posted by: Toochilled | January 14, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

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