All good things must come to an end (although if the Orange Bowl halftime show of Kool and the Gang is any indication, mediocrity has some serious staying power). But does Mike Shanahan's arrival in the nation's capital mean they can begin again?
From Richie Petitbon through Norv Turner, Marty Schottenheimer, Steve Spurrier, Jim Zorn and even the second coming of Joe Gibbs, an entire generation of football fans doesn't remember when the Redskins were one of the NFL's good things. As for the new guy, he's a popular choice, but two problems come to mind before we even get to Daniel Snyder, problems highlighted by SportsNation voters.
Do you think that Campbell will be back with the Redskins in 10' ?
I would bring him back and I do think that Shanny could do a lot with him. But, more importantly, Campbell needs a very strong old school Denver running game and offensive line around him. He can't do it all and was asked to do way too much this past season. Blowing that team up with a rookie QB doesn't make a ton of sense to me. Full transcript
After appointing a coach, what is Bruce Allen's first move?
NFC East blogger Matt Mosley
The coaching hire is the main point of emphasis at this point. After that, he needs to take a long look at this roster and start making changes. He needs to be ready for free agency and the draft. But I think you'll see the overall philosophy start to change. The draft will become a more important part of what the Redskins do. And that's a good thing for the health of the organization. Allen has to help the new coach build a cohesive offensive line. Even before the season, you knew the Skins were in trouble up front. Full transcript | NFC East blog