Antwaan Randle El is happy to be back with the Steelers. Or more to the point, away from the circus known as the Redskins.
The Redskins were a team in transition during the receiver’s four years in Washington. Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs came and went, and Jim Zorn seemingly was a lame-duck coach from the get go. Zorn’s employment status was one of the most deliberated topics inside the Beltway during his tumultuous two years, falling somewhere between health care and immigration reform.
Zorn never seemed to be the apple of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder‘s eye, and that was the problem, according to Randle El (via the Northwest Indiana Times).
“When Jim Zorn was there, he was hands-on,” Randle El said. “He had great potential, but Dan Snyder was too involved because he didn’t trust coach Zorn as much as he did coach (Joe) Gibbs, and those were things that prevented us from success as a team.”
The good news for both sides is that Randle El is where he wants to be after giving consideration to the Ravens and Patriots. And Snyder has found his man, Mike Shanahan.