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Me? I'd go to Polian and offer him $30 million to come and run my team, which is a $70 million savings on Albert Haynesworth, who is playing just more than half the plays. Jimmy Johnson knows exactly what he's talking about and Polian knows exactly what he's doing. (And another head coach with a Super Bowl ring recently told Snyder much the same thing.)

Unfortunately, for Zorn and his staff, the experts say there's only one effective way to deal with a toxic manager who is ruining a company. Leave.

None of this was necessary. I said it them. I'll say I told you so now. When a coach like Joe Gibbs comes back to town for four years to fix your mess, you take his advice. You retain the people he put in place. You don't put Williams through a ridiculous 10-hour job interview that is tantamount to "get lost." You don't hire a "West Coast offense" quarterback coach from Seattle and make him your offensive coordinator, then elevate him to head coach when nobody famous wants the position.

So what do the upper reaches of management do? They tacitly tell the salary-supporting, skybox-filling, Bentley-providing fanbase to shut up. That's right: Signs have officially been banned. Scream all you want, just don't show up with a message that could land on television screens or in media photos. If you bring them, security will insist you check them with the garbage bin attendants. And if you sneak them, you’ll be booted out of the stadium.

Forget all the subtle analysis about what the latest moves by the Washington Redskins signify. What's going on is plain: Management is sabotaging the head coach.