It’s hardly a revealing sentiment, but with the Redskins of late the intentions at the all-important quarterback position are always interesting. Or, for fans of the team, nerve-wracking.
“We have a game plan on what to do,” Allen recently told CSNWashington’s Redskins Nation. “And obviously our game plan has to have alternate routes on it based on what other clubs do. We feel good about it and how we’re gonna address all the needs on our football team, and [we’re] looking forward to getting after it.”
In other words, Allen said nothing about what the team intends to do.
Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett apparently said something more than nothing about the quarterback situation recently. As summarized by NFL.com, a chance encounter with a fan who also writes a Redskins blog resulted in Haslett being characterized as saying that the Redskins: (1) aren’t interested in Matt Flynn; (2) are interested in Peyton Manning; and (3) would seriously consider trading up to No. 2 overall in order to pick Robert Griffin III.
Haslett predictably has denied saying any such thing. Twice. Strategic interests and potential tampering allegations required him to do so, especially since the fan claims that Haslett said discussions about bringing Peyton to D.C. “have already begun behind the scenes.” But the fan/blogger also is a pastor, which tends to make his account more believable.
In any event, it’s inherently more believable than anything a coach or G.M. ever has to say. About pretty much anything.