Mike Lombardi, former football executive and Radio.com NFL Insider, told The Fan that the struggles of the past two decades starts at the top.
“People hope their team wins,” but Lombardi warns “don’t ever confuse hope for a plan.”
Since Snyder bought the team 20 years ago and Bruce Allen became the top executive 10 years ago, there have been periods defined by hope, but Lombardi says there’s no plan under Dan.
“They’re hoping they hit with a quarterback, they’re hoping they hit with a coach, they’re hoping,” Lombardi told The Junks. “There has never been a plan under Dan Snyder reign.”
Why has the franchise been a disappointment since Snyder bought the team? It comes down one thing: Culture.
“(Snyder) doesn’t understand that culture and player development win. I mean he just has no idea that culture matters,” Lombardi said on 106.7 The Fan. “He thinks if I sign Albert Haynesworth, I draft Dwayne Haskins, he thinks it’s always about a move. He thinks it’s watching TV on Saturday night, watching a college game, ‘If I get that player, I’ll be a better team.’ That is the most critical error you could ever make.”