New Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen has been described as having plenty of political connections and savvy.
One thing he definitely has mastered is the ability to lie with a smile.
In an on-air interview with ESPN’s Stuart Scott prior to Monday night’s game against the Giants, Allen said that he hasn’t been talking with free-agent coach Mike Shanahan.
Scott asked Allen about the conversations that he has had with Shanahan regarding the possibility of working together in Washington.
“We don’t have those type of discussions,” Allen said. The choice of words could imply that they have other types of discussions.
And Allen could be telling the truth; perhaps he and Shanahan haven’t talked about the possibility of working together because they already know that they’ll be working together.