Coach: Norv Turner
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.
Coach: Terry Robiskie
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.