"We're not bluffing," said owner Daniel Snyder. "I think we have a track record that shows that here in Washington. Fail to perform and you'll get paid."
While that approach may seem counter-intuitive as far as building a winner, the Redskins owner argues it is completely logical.
The Redskins-Cowboys embarrassment rivalry is one of sport's greatest.
News McNabb Fairly Confident He Won't Have a Bag of Feces Poured on His Face On Return to Philadelphia
"I had some really good years here and Eagles fans are smart fans who know that," he said. "So pouring feces on my face? That seems unlikely to me. Now a ton of people are going to boo me. And, sure, it's very likely I get pissed on. Multiple times. And feces may be thrown at me. But an actual full bag of human feces dumped on my face? Fresh feces, so it sticks? I would be surprised."
Our reporter spent the day at Washington Redskins training camp in Ashburn, Virginia. Here are his notes.
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder announced today that the team will continue to wear Redskins uniforms in order to honor "all the redskins."
The announcement comes in the wake of the Phoenix Suns wearing "Los Suns" jerseys in a playoff game as a protest against Arizona's new immigration law.
"The Suns have been getting so much attention for their statement, and I just want to remind people that the Redskins have been doing this since 1932," said Snyder. "Despite being godless savages, the redskins were here before us, and I think the least we owe them is a football team named in their honor."
Snyder said the Redskins organization has long considered the team name to be "almost like a peace offering to [Native Americans] of wampum, or whatever that stuff was that they smoked."
"And, in exchange, those warlike-people gave us a really cool name for a team," he said. "A really cool and terrifying name. Just the thought of one of those people riding at you on a horse will make you shit your pants. Because they had absolutely no inhibitions. None. They were like animals. They'd cut your head off, kill your wife and kids. Just because you looked at a squirrel wrong on their land. It didn't matter. And that stuff is scary and definitely great for a team name. So that's why we honor the great, red-faced people. Excuse me red-skinned people. I know you have to be PC these days."
Snyder added that he wishes more teams would stand up and make statements like the Suns and Redskins.
"We are only one team," he said. "There's only so much I can do. But if I could, I'd own NFL teams called the Blacks and Yellowfaces, too."
AVOID: Rock Cartwright, RB, Redskins With Clinton Portis hurt and Ladell Betts out for the season, Rock Cartwright may get the bulk of Washington's carries down the stretch. The opportunity to pick up a No. 1 back especially one with a 4.4 yard per carry average over his career this late in the season is not something to ignore. At the same time, this late in the season you have to be more mindful of a team's schedule.
Let's take a look at the rest of Washington's schedule:
Week 12: Washington @ Philadelphia
Week 13: New Orleans @ Washington
Week 14: Washington @ Oakland
Week 15: New York Giants @ Washington
Week 16: Dallas @ Washington
See why I say to avoid Rock Cartwright now? That schedule is brutal. In that it has the Redskins on it every week. And you should never, ever, ever, under any circumstances, have a member of the Redskins on your fantasy team. Ever. Ever ever. I mean, seriously. What were you thinking?
Dear Washington Redskins Fans
As you may have heard, in our ongoing efforts to improve the experience at FedEx Field, we have banned all fan signs.
But we will not stop there in our efforts to provide the best atmosphere possible.
In fact, I am pleased to announce a new measure: starting today, the scoreboard at FedEx Field is banned.
The scoreboard has been regularly putting up a low and losing score and that has created a negative atmosphere in the stadium and lessened the fan experience. We demand the best for our fans and won't let the negative attitudes of the scoreboard stand in the way. So it is being unplugged.
In addition to the ban on fan signs at FedEx Field and now the scoreboard ban, stadium security personnel will confiscate any devices that fans can use to learn the score, such as cell phones or radios. Also, the stadium's large video boards will show Redskins highlights from the 1980s and early 1990s during play.
Additionally, plain clothes team personnel will be circulating throughout the crowd to eject any fans who violate our new language policy. This includes our existing language policy with a few tweaks. I have overheard a sharp increase in the expression of the following phrases in the stadium in recent weeks, and they are all now BANNED:
"Dan Snyder is a douchebag."
"Fk Dan Snyder."
"I hope Dan Snyder dies in a fire."
"Hey, whaddaya say we all storm the owner's box and kill Dan Snyder?"
We feel these new changes will increase the enjoyment of all those in attendance at Redskins games, including me.
Also, parking at the stadium will now cost $125.
Daniel Snyder Washington Redskins, Owner