Skins’ Snyder says he’s ‘matured’

The Redskins fired Williams in January.

Mr. Snyder is sure, however, that Jason Campbell, whom the Redskins traded up to draft in the first round in 2005, is the right quarterback.

“Jason has performed good. We need to him to perform great,” Mr. Snyder said. “He’s professional, intelligent, eager to learn. He’s got all the attributes of leadership. He’s the type of guy that you’re thrilled to have. We feel good with Jason as our quarterback. There are a lot of teams that would like to have Jason Campbell.”

Mr. Snyder dismissed rumors that his other businesses are causing him to spend less on the Redskins. He said that Six Flags is struggling but that his Johnny Rockets restaurant chain and his Hollywood venture are doing well.

“That’s silly,” he said. “We’re spending as we always have. We’re in the midst of developing an indoor [practice] facility at Redskin Park. It will cost a lot of money. It will be ready for next season. We’re the same Redskins. Nothing we’re doing or not doing has anything to do [with the franchise’s financial health]. All of our [suites and club seats] renewed last year. Our waiting list is over 200,000.”

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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