LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — How bad is it for the Washington Redskins? Well, it’s worse than the Jim Zorn era according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Yes, the turmoil and circus surrounding the current Mike Shanahan regime has trumped an administration widely believed to be one of the biggest failures in NFL history.
The difference? Everybody expected that outcome.
But it was supposed to be different with the two-time Super Bowl winning Shanahan in charge.
During an interview with Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier on 106.7 The Fan on Monday La Canfora painted a grim picture of the Redskins franchise while elaborating on his article in which members of the franchise alleged Kyle Shanahan was the real shot caller in Ashburn.
Here are La Canfora’s remarks comparing the Shanahan and Zorn eras:
“This is way worse than Zorn. The ending of Zorn, it was just so inevitable and you were dealing with so many people who were in so far over their head. It was a band-aid regime from the beginning and they couldn’t get the coaches they wanted. That thing was doomed.
This was a guy, who in his mind is a Hall of Fame coach, who sat out a whole year and studied the league and collected his money from the Broncos and picked where he wanted to go. It was highly orchestrated and they get rid of Vinny (Cerrato) to bring in Bruce (Allen). The whole thing was preordained — they were trying to force Zorn out. That was a debacle, but that was always going to be a debacle.
This was supposed to be professional. This was a guy making $35 million, a guy who’s supposed to be a quarterback guru, and a guy who’s supposed to be able to build a staff, and a guy who’s supposed to be able to win, and a guy who thinks he can evaluate talent. And that was the fatal flaw always.
Who is picking the players, Shanahan? Well, that’s going to be a problem.
This is theater of the absurd. It’s ridiculous, it’s absolutely ridiculous. The building’s on fire again and I don’t know who comes in to clean it up.”
Click ‘play’ below to listen to the entire interview.