BRISTOW, Va. -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said that he is “personally frustrated” over the way his team’s season has played out, and expressed regret that the record-setting signing of Albert Haynesworth didn’t pay off.
“I’m personally frustrated we’re 5-7 and looking forward to winning our next game,” said Snyder, who spoke after the dedication of the Washington Redskins Courage House at Joe Gibbs’ Youth for Tomorrow campus in Prince William County.
Snyder stressed a need for patience, but said that he believes that coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen have the Redskins on the right track.
“When you have a new organization in place with Bruce Allen and his team, and coach Shanahan, it takes time,” said Snyder, who spoke with the media for the first time since training camp. “With coach Gibbs, it took time to get his organization shaped the way he wanted to, and the next year we made the playoffs and made a run, and I’m looking forward to the future.”
Snyder at first declined to answer questions about Haynesworth, whom the Redskins on Tuesday suspended for the remainder of the season for conduct detrimental to the team. He said, “Coach has said enough at this point. He speaks for all of us and we’re in good hands with him.” Asked a second time about Haynesworth, Snyder conceded, and briefly expressed his disappointments.
“I wish it had worked out better,” Snyder said. “I wish he played better and everybody played better at this point, but really we’re just trying to win the next game.” SOURCE: TBD