Hoffman: Dan Snyder Is Fed Up; He's An Irrational Fan

Snyder fired Jay Gruden on Monday

The DA Show
October 07, 2019 - 11:07 am
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The winless Washington Redskins (0-5) fired Jay Gruden on Monday, this after a 33-7 loss to the Patriots that was a home game in location only

Gruden went 35-49-1 in Washington, finishing with one playoff appearance and zero playoff wins. The Redskins haven’t won a playoff game since January 2006.

“Dan Snyder is fed up,” D.C.’s 106.7 The Fan host Craig Hoffman said on The DA Show. “He is an emotional person who is like an irrational fan. Dan is not a football expert.”

Hoffman paused.

“I know that’s breaking news to everybody,” he said sarcastically, taking a jab at Snyder. “But think of the craziest fan you know, the most irrational fan you know. That’s Dan Snyder, and he happens to own the team.”

Since Snyder bought the franchise in 1999, Washington has the fifth-worst winning percentage (.429) in the NFL. During that time, the Redskins have started 20 quarterbacks and had eight coaches. Gruden was the only one to last more than four seasons.

“To counter-balance (Snyder’s emotion), you have Bruce Allen, who is generally emotion-less,” Hoffman said. “At some point, Dan’s emotion and get-him-out-of-here thought process was going to boil over. Yesterday, it obviously did. It got to a point where Bruce either couldn’t talk him out of it, or Bruce agreed that it was just time to move on. Either way, the result is the same. Jay is out, and the Redskins are going to be looking for a coach.”

Washington finished between 7-9 and 9-7 four seasons in a row from 2015-18. That seems unlikely to happen this year, as Washington’s point differential (minus-78) is the second-worst in football. Only the Miami Dolphins, at minus-137, are worse.

“This is an 0-5 football team,” said Hoffman, unsurprised by the firing. “This is a franchise that feels like it’s teetering out of control – even beyond their regular, standard teetering-out-of-control-ness. It felt like it was time that something had to happen.”

Washington plays the Dolphins (0-4) in Miami this Sunday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET.