Hiring season is finally over and the NFL head coaching carousel has mercifully come to a stop. The fact that only four head coaching positions were open this year only makes it more likely that there will be at least double that many in January 2009.
During my seven years in the NFL, I had nine coaches (
That said, even though Snyder has made his fair share of poor decisions, I've always respected him for the simple fact that he is willing to do whatever it takes to attempt to bring a championship to Washington. Though Snyder's attempts are at times misguided, the effort is appreciated by those within the locker room.
When you hear first-hand accounts as a player about how some other owners and organizations around the league run their respective franchises with both eyes on the financial bottom line, it becomes clear why Snyder is endearing to many members of the team. Players, after all, always respect great effort. Snyder has never faltered in that area; his marathon interview sessions are the latest example of that.
The question now, of course, is whether his latest effort will be a successful one.