We were close. The number of games we could have won, we easily could have won 10, 11, 12 games, but we didn’t. We need some more depth. We need to improve a lot of different areas. What you want to do is win consistently. You don’t want to win just one year. You’ve got to build a foundation. You’ve got to get some depth at a lot of different positions. If you want to stay at the top, you’ve got to do things the right way, and we’re going to do things the right way.So, at least in terms of what he says, it doesn't appear that Shanahan is interested in trying to apply duct tape to the problems that the team has now. Talk of "a foundation," "depth," and "the right way" certainly should be music to the ears of Redskins fans. Of course, it will be more useful to judge Shanahan on the basis of what he does rather than on what he says. What do you think? Is Shanahan committed to rebuilding the Redskins "the right way"? Or was he just saying what he thinks Redskins fans want to hear?
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder — As one of the NFL's richer and more well-known owners, running the NFL's second-most profitable franchise, Snyder automatically qualifies as a prominent voice. He might have his share of detractors at times, but Snyder's unquestioned business sense and ice-cold, unemotional instincts have a place in the negotiation process, as far as the other owners are concerned. (Translation: He doesn't mind being the bad guy at times.)The article also said that Snyder has a degree of respect among the owners because he's a self-made millionaire who knows how to cut a deal. It also is noted that general manager Bruce Allen has been playing an active role in the talks lately. The article is worth a look.