Say what you want about Daniel Snyder....but dude puts his money out there for this team. Sure, it got us aging Bruce Smith, aging Deion Sanders and some guy named Steve Spurrier. But it shows effort.
The Redskins currently have THREE head coaches, essentially, on their staff.
Joe Gibbs will be entering Year Three of his return to DC...with Year Two a surprising success. Entering the offseason, defensive assistant coach Gregg Williams was one of the top names on many teams' lists for their head coaching vacancies. The Skins locked him up by giving him a pay increase comparable to what some head coaches make...$7.8M over three years and a $1M buyout if he is not named the Redskins' head coach when Joe Gibbs retires. Excellent move, Danny Boy!!!
Now the Redskins bring in Al Saunders, who was a candidate for the Raiders and Bills head coaching gigs. In the last 5 seasons, Saunders have kept the Chiefs as one of the elite offenses in the NFL despite injuries to Priest Holmes and Trent Green. Saunders will be making about $2M a year.
Righteous bucks for that coaching staff....which already is quite large and features many decades of NFL experience. But Snyder is doing the right thing here....letting the football people do their thing [that's Gibbs] and backing him up financially when he wants something to help the Redskins succeed.
This isn't the first time Snyder has done this. In Spurrier's first year as head coach, Snyder paid defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis head-coach wages to be in Washington.
Welcome aboard Al!!! Dude has an excellent history with this sort of Don Coryell offense...and with offensive lines and with running backs.
Needless to say, Clinton Portis WILL be my keeper pick in Fantasy Land...lol