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Sure enough, in just one season here before his death from cancer, Lombardi changed the way people thought about the Redskins and the way the Redskins thought about themselves.

There was the hiccup of a 6-8 season under Bill Austin after Lombardi’s death, but the organization recommitted to the change Lombardi had started the next year with the arrival of George Allen.

Dan Snyder now has the chance to make that kind of change - historic change, the kind they write books about.

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