Under Snyder, Redskins free agency has been like the Wild Mouse amusement park ride. In the early years – the Vinny Cerrato/Snyder era – the owner would fire up Redskins One and fly around the country collecting free agents looking to get paid. It was a lot of fun until they started playing games, and fans saw their team had paid Saks Fifth Avenue prices for K-Mart players. But there was that March banner the team could fly and those days would soon become nostalgic in the next era.
The Bruce Allen/Snyder era was certainly different in this sense – now they were spending K-Mart money to get K-Mart players. Redskins fans could probably say they weren’t wasting a lot of money on mediocre players. Now they were spending a little money on mediocre players, as stinginess replaced squandering.
Oh, there was the occasion big splash – the Josh Norman $75 million signing – but the results were the same. Big money, small money, big expectations, little results.
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