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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]

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Members of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Landover, Md. San Francisco won 9-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

SNYDER: 49ers party with Redskins' season already a washout

With conditions to remind them of home -- wet, windy and chilly -- the 49ers displayed a mindset directly from the school of positive psychology, finding sunshine on a rainy day. Meanwhile, the elements provided a perfect reflection for the Washington Redskins' damp and dreary season, which is already a washout less than halfway through. Published October 20, 2019

Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) grabs a pass, during the second half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. McLaurin scored two touchdowns. The Redkskins defeated the Dolphins 17-16. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

SNYDER: Rookie McLaurin shines on a team lost in the dark

In a season that couldn't be much worse -- beating Miami on Sunday was like putting a Band-Aid on a spouting jugular -- thank goodness for Terry McLaurin. Washington's rookie receiver is the gift that keeps giving. Published October 14, 2019

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen speaks to the media at an NFL football news conference, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Ashburn, Va.  Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. Owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen informed Gruden he was out early Monday morning, a day after a 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

SNYDER: Redskins' formula works for Allen, but everyone else is on their own

Pick a coach. Bill Belichick. Nick Saban. Mike Tomlin. Dabo Swinney. Not one of them would thrive with this franchise as currently constructed. Not with Allen lording over the football and business operations, both sides of Snyder's crater-ridden aisle. Not in a culture that Allen incredulously labeled "damn good," but is more like "noxious dysfunction." Published October 7, 2019

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez speaks at a baseball news conference, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Washington. The Nationals are scheduled to host the Milwaukee Brewers in a National League wild card game Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

SNYDER: Nationals' wild card game a hindrance before the hump

Tuesday's matchup doesn't represent the obstacle Martinez had in mind when he brought three camels to Washington Nationals spring training last season. The wild card game is a start, but it's also just a hindrance before the hump. Published September 30, 2019

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack) ** FILE **

SNYDER: Objections to trade requests only show selfishness on fans' part

There's been a lot of coverage lately about players who request -- no, demand! -- to be traded. Their desire to work elsewhere has caused great consternation among some fans and media members, who fret that these players are upsetting the natural order. Published September 23, 2019

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson rushes the ball in the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

SNYDER: Offensive threats like Jackson make NFL life twice as nice

Mahomes is merely continuing the exploits that made him the 2018 NFL MVP. Jackson is trying to convince the league that he's not just a halfback taking snaps. Putting himself in the same sentence with Mahomes makes a great opening argument. Published September 18, 2019