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SNYDER: Shanahan gets credit for curing headaches
Question of the Day
If necessary, however, those would’ve been the right moves, to cut them and move on, with no compensation for the wasted money and draft picks.
Shanahan still “lost” the battle, though he traded them instead of cutting them. But give him props for moving decisively and acquiring a couple of late-round draft picks for his troubles.
If New England and Minnesota prosper with the former Redskins, so be it. They’re no longer Shanahan’s problem or concern.
As much as it must hurt him to acknowledge failure, there’s a lesson in the ordeal that could be a long-term benefit.
Shanahan still has to prove that he learned it.
But at least he aced the first test.
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Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist and Washington Times sports columnist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked at USA Today and his column was syndicated in Gannett’s 80-plus newspapers from 2000-2009, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others. Follow Deron on Twitter @DeronSnyder or email him at email@example.com.
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