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.

44 responses to “Report: Redskins chasing Bruce Allen

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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…..

  6. 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.”

  7. 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.

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.)

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.”

  16. “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.

  17. 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

  18. 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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