Snyder's Step Back Advanced Redskins

Snyder's Step Back Advanced Redskins

As the Redskins celebrate their first NFC East division title since the 1999 season, owner Daniel Snyder’s first at the helm of the franchise he adored as a kid, and prepare to host the Seattle Seahawks in a playoff game at FedEx Field on Sunday, a certain air of serenity, an overarching sense of pro-football normalcy, has settled over the team and its owner.

Snyder and the Redskins no longer are the NFL’s leading soap opera, and the biggest reason why may be how the owner himself is conducting business.

Snyder, 47, who long has had a reputation for being meddlesome and overbearing in his relationship with his coaches and his team, has remained in the background, associates say, and has allowed coach Mike Shanahan, with general manager Bruce Allen’s help, to plot the team’s course and make the decisions on the football side of the operation.


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