Jon Jansen Talks Dan Snyder and his 10 Seasons w/the Redskins

Here’s an interview (which should have popped up at the top of the article) from SiriusXM’s Lance Medow with former Redskins OT Jon Jansen, who spent most of his career in Washington. The interview covers a range of topics, primarily focusing on Jansen’s experiences with the franchise and his insights into the organization’s management and culture.

Jansen begins by discussing the team’s ownership under Dan Snyder, who purchased the Redskins in 1999 (at the 1:38 mark on this video). He notes that Snyder’s tenure began with a bang, with Washington winning the division and a playoff game in his first year. However, Jansen also points out that the franchise experienced a high turnover rate in coaching staff during his time there, which he believes significantly impacted their performance.

Jansen also talked about the lack of stability in management (at 3:55 in the video), which he believes was a significant factor in the organization’s struggles. He mentions that Washington had six different head coaches in his ten seasons (mentioned at 3:25 in the video), and he didn’t experience stability until Joe Gibbs became the coach again in 2004.

He also discusses the team’s culture under Snyder’s ownership, which he describes as a shift from a family atmosphere to a more corporate one, with a constant sense of unease and the feeling of always needing to look over your shoulder. He attributes this to Snyder’s background in the corporate world and his approach to running things like a business.

Jansen also touched on the franchise’s relationship with its former players. He would like management to engage more with their alumni and honor the team’s history. He also believes the fans would appreciate this and that it would contribute to a more positive culture within the organization.

Towards the end of the interview, Jansen discussed the Commanders’s current situation. He thinks new ownership should be patient and allow the team to grow and develop. He emphasizes the importance of building through the draft and developing homegrown talent rather than relying on free agents.

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