I find myself starting to care less and less about the Washington NFL franchise. Sure, I enjoy waging my one-man campaign to bring down Daniel Snyder’s evil regime, but the more I want to feel bad for Jim Zorn, Jason Campbell and the rest of the squad, the more I discover that there is very little that can make me care about their success.
This is a team, at its roots, that needs to be destroyed and rebuilt. The biggest problem that faces them is not the play calling, not the players, and not the fans who are fed up with it all. It’s the man that put this whole thing together. The guy who is stubborn enough to keep Zorn on as coach despite being in over his head, but stupid enough to bring in another expensive coach-quarterback combo that is unlikely to work in 2010.
The guy who has a general manager that is a better radio talk show host than football executive, in part because said guy has no use for middle management when he tampers with everything that matters to the franchise.
So now we’re at “it-just-got-worse” territory. Washington loses to the Kansas City Chiefs at home , bringing their record against all winless teams on the year to 2-4. The schedule only gets worse from here on out, there are questions about Zorn’s job security, blah, blah, blah.
I’ve had fun making light of Snyder’s ineptitude. I’m tired of trying to squeeze bloody analysis out of this turnip of a football team. There’s nothing new to be said—Washington can’t score, have all of the wrong players for the system they are running, and have a fan base that is idiotic enough to sit through this crap for 10 more games this season.
I’ve tried my best to bring down the machine, and it can’t be broken down. Such is life. I don’t care about Washington getting better, because the ownership doesn’t. I’d like to see a competitive team, I’d like to see Jason Campbell continue his career in a place that knows how to use him, and I like to see Zorn develop as an offensive coordinator.
And some of those things might actually happen in the offseason, but not for the betterment of the team. So, I guess this is where we are. Sitting around, mocking, scorning, and lamenting the worst owner in the NFL.
The saddest part is that Snyder is going to luck out and buy himself a championship one day; it’s just too bad that fans will have to sit around and wait for five to ten more years for him to trial-and-error his way into a winning hand.
I want to care more, but I’ve been in enough bad relationships to know that when you stop caring altogether, it’s time for the relationship to end.