Schlereth: Dan Snyder Is "A Mess"

Mark Schlereth blasted Snyder for running a once-proud franchise into the ground

Taz and the Moose
October 10, 2019 - 9:38 am

Mark Schlereth played for the Washington Redskins from 1989 to 1994. He was a Pro Bowler and helped the Redskins win Super Bowl XXVI.

The FOX NFL analyst dropped by CBS Sports Radio on Thursday to share his candid thoughts on this once-proud franchise.

“It’s a mess, and their owner’s a mess,” Schlereth said on Taz & The Moose, referring to Dan Snyder. “This is crazy. Dan Snyder, in my opinion, has circumvented and emasculated every coach he’s ever hired. I don’t know why we expect someone to be successful in Washington as long as that guy continues to own the team.”

The Redskins will likely miss the postseason for the 16th time in 20 years. They have not won a playoff game since January 2006.

“Look at the staff that Mike Shanahan put together,” Schlereth said. “He had Kyle Shanahan, he had Sean McVay, he had Matt LaFleur, and a myriad of different other guys who are offensive coordinators and on a fast track to be head coaches. You can’t figure out your coaching staff is good? You can’t figure out the next young head coach that’s going to be dynamic?”

Schlereth could. Snyder couldn’t. 

“The first time I met Sean McVay, he was 30 years old, I’m doing Rams games, and I walked out of that meeting going, ‘I’ve accomplished nothing in my life. That dude is the most dynamic dude I’ve ever met in my entire life,’” Schlereth recalled. “This is something I always tell my kids; there’s two types of people in the world: people who energize the room when they walk into it, and people who energize the room when they walk out of it. That dude walks into a room and he energizes that room. You are ready to run. You are ready to go play. He is a dynamic young coach, you had him in your organization, you had him on your staff, and you don’t even recognize it because you’re too busy doing whatever it is you do – which, I have no idea what you do.”