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Report: Redskins chasing Bruce Allen

Wow.

On the same morning that executive V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato has resigned, triggering speculation that Mike Holmgren or Mike Shanahan could be taking the reins of the Redskins, Jay Glazer of FOX has dropped a bomb on us, baby.

Glazer reports that Redskins coaches were advised today that the teams is in talks with former Raiders and Buccaneers executive Bruce Allen.

Allen’s father, George, was one of the most beloved coaches in franchise history not named “Joe Gibbs.”

As Glazer points out, the Redskins would be required to satisfy the Rooney Rule when filling the top front-office position.  In this case, either the Redskins already have quietly satisfied the requirement, or Allen would be hired for a position that does not presently require compliance with the Rooney Rule.

The arrival of Allen undoubtedly would trigger speculation that the next move would be to dump coach Jim Zorn and pursue Jon Gruden, who partnered with Allen both in Oakland and Tampa.

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44 Responses to “Report: Redskins chasing Bruce Allen”
  1. HereWeGoSteelers says: Dec 17, 2009 9:20 AM

    Yeah!!! Chucky is coming to D.C. baby!

  2. Igottz5onit says: Dec 17, 2009 9:22 AM

    I do not get the necessity of the Rooney rule. It seems like it just makes a team go through the motions of thinking about hiring minority candidates, despite the team having already made their conclusions prior to the process. Can someone explain to me how this is helpful?

  3. ParkerFly says: Dec 17, 2009 9:24 AM

    Told you guys Cerrato wasn’t the problem…Snyder is still making questionable moves without him.

  4. DanSnyderSux says: Dec 17, 2009 9:24 AM

    But, is Allen that good of a talent evaluator?

  5. Travis Rechenbach says: Dec 17, 2009 9:25 AM

    If this is true….I will re-up on my season tickets tomorrow. A real GM and a coach with some fire… I like it. Now don’t screw it up! Keep Campbell as our QB.

  6. filthymcnasty says: Dec 17, 2009 9:25 AM

    That would be hot sh** but what about his contract with espn?

  7. FinFan says: Dec 17, 2009 9:25 AM

    Probably wouldn’t be the worse of plans. I think they should go in that route, after all theres nowhere but up in that place.

  8. Hap says: Dec 17, 2009 9:28 AM

    Is this The Comedy Channel ?
    The Redfaced fans just went from Hurray ! to WTF in a matter of minutes.

  9. reddog9 says: Dec 17, 2009 9:31 AM

    I am all for anything that gets Chucky off Monday Night Telecasts!
    Plus, Chucky is overrated as a coach! The Deadskins have a pathetic roster with a free agent QB, no O-line, no RB, and an overpaid fat slob of a DT!
    Good luck Chucky and Bruce – I hope you know how to say “yes sir” to that midget Dannyboy because he calls all the shots! Vinnie was just his puppet for the last 10 years!

  10. wydok says: Dec 17, 2009 9:33 AM

    Look for the Redskins to draft Tim Tebow. So long, Jason Campbell.

  11. sniperhare says: Dec 17, 2009 9:34 AM

    And with their first round pick the Washington Redskins select…Tim Tebow QB Florida.

  12. Opie says: Dec 17, 2009 9:35 AM

    So, let me see if I’ve got this right.
    a) your “source”, 15 minutes ago, told you it was Shannahan.
    b) 9 minutes after that Glazer’s “source” told him it was Bruce Allen.
    c) Yesterday, it was Holmgren
    d) By lunch it will be Cowher
    You well below the Mendoza line. Is your philosophy to throw as much crap on the wall so that if one of them happens to be true, you can say, “see, we were right.”?!?
    You New Year’s resolution should be to work a little harder to get your shit together…..

  13. pkrjones says: Dec 17, 2009 9:37 AM

    Gruden is “stuck” at his fun, cushy ESPN gig…
    “Jon has truly reinvented himself, from a Super Bowl-winning head coach to one of the foremost NFL analysts in the business, and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president of production. “We are thrilled with his commitment to ESPN, which ensures that Jon will continue on ‘Monday Night Football’ with Mike and Jaws, and he will have the opportunity to do even more with ESPN.”

  14. FireJerryJones says: Dec 17, 2009 9:37 AM

    If they’d juts wait a little…. Mangini could be available!

  15. mw says: Dec 17, 2009 9:39 AM

    Parcells is the only Parcells out there.

  16. skinsfan81 says: Dec 17, 2009 9:39 AM

    We want Chucky We want Chucky We want Chucky !!!!!

  17. stiller43 says: Dec 17, 2009 9:39 AM

    “…Jay Glazer of FOX has dropped a bomb on us, baby.”
    What, are you using my “baby’s?”

  18. Katmanduu says: Dec 17, 2009 9:43 AM

    These losers just can’t get it right. Gruden sucks, and so does Allen for that matter. What did Tampa do with Gruden? He won a Super Bowl with Dungy’s team (the season after Dungy was fired). After that?? Nada!! When Allen and Gruden worked together, the only thing they did was accumulate crappy QBs who couldn’t play, and they left a MESS to where Tampa is on their way to a 1-15 season.
    Danny Boy strikes again. This franchise is so screwed.

  19. homercles82 says: Dec 17, 2009 9:46 AM

    ESPN 980 CONFIRMS BRUCE ALLEN AS GM

  20. mnmaverick says: Dec 17, 2009 9:49 AM

    They should call it the Rodney Dangerfield rule, it patronizes minorities and shows no respect for their qulifications.

  21. truthsayer says: Dec 17, 2009 9:49 AM

    DC stations are confirming that this is a done deal. Xmas has come early this year!

  22. Darcy says: Dec 17, 2009 9:49 AM

    106.7 the Fan is reporting Allen to the Redskins as a definite thing.

  23. wtf cash on delivery says: Dec 17, 2009 9:49 AM

    It’ll never happen.

  24. Quagmire says: Dec 17, 2009 9:51 AM

    Wow, with Cerrato gone they are making great decisions…maybe they can land a descendant of Knute Rockne for coach.

  25. homercles82 says: Dec 17, 2009 9:52 AM

    ESPN 980 SAYS HE IS CONFIRMED AS HIRE

  26. Darcy says: Dec 17, 2009 9:53 AM

    It is also being reported in Washington on that Allen will be the executive vice president of football operations and general manager, not a lower front office position, which would mean the Redskins must have done a Rooney Rule minority interview quietly.

  27. DCall says: Dec 17, 2009 9:56 AM

    Redskins have signed Bruce Allen as the New VP of football operations and GM. Confirmed on ESPN 980

  28. SteveR says: Dec 17, 2009 9:58 AM

    Let the Gruden watch begin!

  29. Steve-O says: Dec 17, 2009 9:58 AM

    Comcast in Washington is reporting that Bruce Allen will be named GM.

  30. DcNinerFan says: Dec 17, 2009 9:58 AM

    There you go again with that Wow one line to over inflate your articles. Can’t you, I don’t know, pick up a thesaurus or something?
    Or
    Is
    It
    Easier
    To
    Just
    Do
    This

  31. Cubano says: Dec 17, 2009 9:59 AM

    Bruce Allen said he will NOT work with Shanny, so all signs point to Gruden. (Who just happened to arrive in DC two days earlier than he was scheduled to, to cover the MNF game this week.)

  32. DCall says: Dec 17, 2009 10:00 AM

    He was Signed, confirmed by ESPN 980

  33. WashingtonRedOookies says: Dec 17, 2009 10:00 AM

    Apparently they got him.

  34. Goozfraba69er says: Dec 17, 2009 10:03 AM

    Good move for the Skins. Back on the road to respectability if they get Gruden.

  35. sdffa11 says: Dec 17, 2009 10:03 AM

    its so stupid that the redskins have to “interview” a minority candidate to comply with the rooney rule. the right person for the job is the right person for the job, whether a minority candidate gets interviewed.

  36. SkinsYes says: Dec 17, 2009 10:05 AM

    C’mon CHUCKYYYYY… Your already here in Ashburn for Monday Night Football baby… Just stayyy.. =D

  37. swervinmervin says: Dec 17, 2009 10:07 AM

    Done deal. Gruden coming to DC. What a brilliant move. Al Davis is now all alone as the biggest idiot owner in the NFL.
    Meanwhile, Davis is bringing in Matt Millen as GM and Jim Fassell as HC. Brilliant!

  38. jj jones says: Dec 17, 2009 10:09 AM

    Bruce Allen ruined the Bucs. Good luck.

  39. acdavis says: Dec 17, 2009 10:10 AM

    Allen is official!
    “Bruce Allen, the son of former Redskins coach George Allen, will be the new executive vice president of football operations and general manager of the Washington Redskins, according to radio station ESPN 980.”

  40. Hovenaut says: Dec 17, 2009 10:26 AM

    Buckle up Skins fans, it’s gonna be a hell of an off-season.

  41. SteveR says: Dec 17, 2009 10:26 AM

    Is there any connection between Tony Dungee and Allen?

  42. The Genius says: Dec 17, 2009 10:29 AM

    “What did Tampa do with Gruden? He won a Super Bowl with Dungy’s team (the season after Dungy was fired)”.
    He won a Super Bowl with Dungy’s team against his old team which he built, the Raiders. Who incidently have fallen completely apart since Gruden left. In 2002, Gruden owned the NFL.

  43. Favre On HGH says: Dec 17, 2009 10:56 AM

    I do not get the necessity of the Rooney rule. It seems like it just makes a team go through the motions of thinking about hiring minority candidates, despite the team having already made their conclusions prior to the process. Can someone explain to me how this is helpful?
    —————————-
    Keeps Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson from making noise

  44. encinitasraider says: Dec 17, 2009 1:17 PM

    Bruce Allen was good in Oakland because he was running things with Davis…you look at the BUCS when it was just ALLEN and Gruden…Enuff Said….
    Allen will be in DC but not with Chuckie….then you all will no go great Bruce Allen is not at talent evaluation..

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