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Daniel Snyder apologizes for Washington's slow start

November 4, 2009 | 10:00 am

Snyder If you're a Washington Redskins fan, team owner Daniel Snyder wants you to know he feels your pain.

While talking to a group of reporters at a team charity function Tuesday, Snyder apologized for Washington's 2-5 start.

"I feel sorry for the fans," Snyder said. "And we're very, very appreciative of our great, loyal fan base. And I'm understanding. I mean, we just feel terrible. We're disappointed and we're embarrassed. And we hope to get it going soon. We're disappointed."

In case you didn't realize Snyder was sorry and disappointed, he went on to express his dismay:

"To date we've let everybody down. ... We've blown some games that obviously we think we should have won."

Maybe this explains why Head Coach Jim Zorn is no longer calling plays from the sideline. Unfortunately, Sherman Lewis didn't fare much better in his play-calling debut for the Redskins on Sunday. Upcoming games against Atlanta, Denver and Dallas won't make the job easier.

Too bad Washington fans can't express their opinions publicly -- the team recently banned fans from holding homemade signs at games. I wonder if paper bags are still allowed?

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. Credit: Geoff Burke / US Presswire