If former Raiders CEO Amy Trask will be approaching her upcoming work for CBS the same way she has tackled the Redskins’ simmering (for now) name controversy, she’ll be saying plenty of things worth listening to — whether you agree with her or not.
In a recent item for TheMMQB.com, Trask shared her views on 10 topics. At No. 3, she argued briefly for the Redskins to change their name and logo.
We were intrigued. We wanted to hear more. So we asked her to expand on the topic, and she did with a special submission to PFT.
It’s fairly short, which we like. And it’s fairly powerful, which we like even more.
Given her 26-year tenure with the Raiders and involvement at the highest levels of league matters and meetings, her opinion could rattle through the front office of every team, possibly prompting some current high-level team officials to share their own views on the subject.
Earlier this month, Packers CEO Mark Murphy acknowledged that the team name is “very derogatory to a lot of people,” but he stopped short of calling for it to change.
Still, owner Daniel Snyder has insisted he won’t change the team’s name. If Trask’s former boss, the late Al Davis, were still with us, it’s hard not to wonder whether Davis would advise Snyder to set his watch to never o’clock. And it’ll be interesting to see whether any of the 31 owners publicly or privately do the same.