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Deron Snyder

Deron Snyder

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 protected]

Articles by Deron Snyder

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

SNYDER: Depleted Washington dumped by Dallas

Washington entered the game as a MASH unit and excited like the Mayo Clinic. There was concern in the press box that coach Jay Gruden might run out of players before the final gun. Published October 29, 2017

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer (2) is sacked by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Preston Smith (94) and defensive tackle Matthew Ioannidis (98) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

SNYDER: Washington is doing what good teams do

Arguably the least-attractive home date before the season began, the 49ers' 0-5 record only added to the blase feelings. San Francisco should've been a gimme. But in actuality, this was a big game, as big as they come. It would've been even bigger if Washington didn't hold on for a 26-24 victory. Published October 15, 2017

Member of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

SNYDER: Maybe the country needs a football timeout

Roger Goodell and NFL team owners don't want to hear this, but perhaps the nation would benefit from taking a little football break. The reason doesn't matter, even if it's as irrational as opposition to protests during the national anthem. Published October 9, 2017

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes under pressure from Carolina Panthers defensive end Mario Addison, center, being blocked by Patriots tackle Nate Solder (77) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

SNYDER: Confessions of a RedZone addict

Growing up as young football fan in Brooklyn, I spent Sunday after Sunday stuck with bad 1970s Giants and Jets football. Today's fans have options. Published October 2, 2017