It’s fashionable to bash Daniel Snyder and say that the Redskins have been a bad team since he became owner in 1999, but the team has most often been mediocre rather than bad. The Skins’ record under Snyder is 78-86, with a winning percentage of .476. During the six seasons before Snyder arrived, the Skins were 36-59, with a winning percentage of .379.
So while I think Snyder and his personnel man Vinny Cerrato have done a below average job, the Redskins have improved a lot under Snyder from what they were from 1993 to 1998 when they never made the playoffs. At least the Skins have made the playoffs three times in 10 years under Snyder – not great but better than 0 for 6.
Obviously in the early to mid 70s, and again from the early 80s to the early 90s the Skins were great, going to five Super Bowls and winning three.
But the Redskins are considerably better under Snyder than they were during the previous six seasons.