Snyder’s six guns

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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has employed six head coaches in a decade with the club. Here’s how those men have fared under Snyder:

THE LEGACY

Coach: Norv Turner

Years: 1999-2000

Record: 18-13

Key question: How long will a brash new owner who lives to fire people put up with the laid-back coach hired by his predecessors?

High point: The Redskins beat the Lions on Jan. 8, 2000, for their first playoff win in seven years.

Low point: Consecutive home losses to the Eagles and Giants in December 2000 put the Redskins on the brink of elimination.

The outcome: Turner failed to reach the playoffs in his first five seasons with the club but won the NFC East in Snyder’s first year of ownership. The Redskins, with a roster bolstered by high-profile free agents such as Deion Sanders and Bruce Smith, were Super Bowl favorites in 2000. A promising start went bad, and Turner was fired with three games remaining.

THE INTERIM

Coach: Terry Robiskie

Year: 2000

Record: 1-2

Key question: Can a popular, longtime assistant reverse the Redskins’ slide and catapult them to a second straight playoff berth?

High point: Dec. 4, the day Robiskie was named the Redskins’ first black head coach.

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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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