To his credit, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder appears to have turned over the keys to his team to GM Bruce Allen and coach Mike Shanahan. That duo is apparently in charge of making team decisions nowadays, rather than Snyder and his former figurehead Vinny Cerrato.

But that does not mean Snyder has changed his approach to bad reviews in the press. The owner is now demanding the firing of a writer for the City Paper, a weekly publication in Washington, D.C.

In November, City Paper writer Dave McKenna wrote a piece titled “The Cranky Redskins Fan’s Guide to Dan Snyder,” which was highly critical of the owner. Snyder is now planning to sue the paper.

The episode is just another distraction for this embattled franchise. Instead of putting his time and energy disparaging journalists, can Snyder please start looking for a quarterback? Or at least find a way to reduce FedEx Field traffic? But then again a congested road can't write a story.

What’s your take?