Operating loss for the quarter included a number ofrestructuring and other charges totaling 14 cents a share, thecompany said in a statement. In fiscal 2009, BlueLinx expects to recognise a majority ofan estimated $8.3 million gain related to the sale of some ofits properties. Shares of BlueLinx closed at $2.59 Friday on the New YorkStock Exchange. (Reporting by Dhanya Ann Thoppil in Bangalore; Editing byHimani Sarkar) Stocks. It’s the bye week in Washington and since we’re halfway through another Redskins season, it seems it's time to talk about next year.
Given the rumors that have been coming out of Ashburn in the past few weeks, it’s also very possible de facto GM Vinny Cerrato might be right behind him. If this happens, this will be the biggest internal overhaul the team has experienced since 2002, when Marty Schottenheimer was shown the door after just one season. While there have been three head coaches since then, the constant has been Cerrato and his lackadaisical attitude toward low-round draft picks and bargain free agents. This might also be owner Dan Snyder’s last chance with the Redskins fans. Though much of the fanbase is to-the-death loyal, another silly staffing season could lead to a full-scale revolt among the Redskin faithful from which the team might never recover. However, the right choices could potentially bring the team back to its winning ways quite quickly.
I am one of the biggest proponents in hiring good football people and letting them do their job. Despite this, however, there are some moves that I think would be hopeful signs from Redskin Park. The Head Coach With Total Control ModelThere’s long been debates as to which model leads to greater success: the general manager over the head coach, or the head coach who has total control. The simple fact is no rookie head coach is likely to ever get total control over a team’s football operations. If a team’s going with this model, it will be with a veteran head coach.