Coming out of DC in the wake of the Redskins annual putrid season that we discussed yesterday, The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins explains in better English why a GM is important. Doc had it first yesterday in his TML.
Here are the best parts:
"Sometimes those guys get those jobs because the owner realizes he's
not that strong," said a longtime NFL general manager who has worked
with both good and bad teams. "There are a handful of franchises in the
league where the owners think they're football men, and want to make
football decisions. And it just doesn't seem to work. It may be a
reason why those franchises continue to struggle."
Substituting "Mike Brown" in for "owner" sadly creates the message we've all been preaching since the start of this site. Mikey Boy has a very limited amount of football knowledge which, combined with his extreme loyalty and passion towards just profiting from his organization, creates a deadly combination that has plagued the Bengals since 1990 and will almost surely continue to do so.