The Washington Redskins' record in the new millennium is bleak: Only two seasons with double-digit wins, just four trips to the postseason, just one playoff win, countless starting quarterbacks, and eight head coaches.
With the NFL celebrating its 100th season, why is one of the league's historic franchises so stuck in the mud?
"People hope their team wins," but Lombardi warns "don't ever confuse hope for a plan."
Why has the franchise been a disappointment since Snyder bought the team? It comes down one thing: Culture.
In Lombardi's mind, the Snyder is not properly doing his job as an owner.
"The owner's job is to establish the culture, is to say to the head coach, 'Look, here's the kind of football team I want to have. And it's your job to make me get there and in five years if we're not there I'm gonna have to make a change.' But the culture's never changing. The culture is never changing."
An organization's culture doesn't come from the general manager, in Lombardi's opinion, but the head coach.
"The real issue is (Allen) is running the program. A GM can't control the team," Lombardi said. "The head coach has to be the most important person in the organization. And he's gotta be able to control what he tells the players. And so what Bruce does, I mean, look at his record. There's been no general manager that's been in his job as long as Bruce has, that has that below a .500 winning percentage."
"He can't wait. At least Jay understands it's incompetence. You can... hear it in his voice, he knows that it's not gonna work. He's really content with it, I think," Lombardi said.
Lombardi said he had good "working relationship" with Allen while the two worked together in Oakland, but added, "Bruce is wonderful when you are face-to-face, but you only know what happens after that."
All the Redskins problem go back to culture.
"Why do you think they have trouble with their training room? They have no culture," Lombardi told 106.7 The Fan. "You think any player believes what the front office tells them? You really think that any player believes it? Of course, they don't."
"I would tell Dan, look we need to rebuild this organization from top to bottom," he said. "Bruce has gotta go. It's like when they were talking about Vito in 'The Sopranoes.' He's gotta go."