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Washington has no comment on Chris Cooley’s remarks

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 04:  Chris Cooley #47 of the Washington Redskins watches a game against the New York Jets at FedExField on December 4, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Getty Images

Former Washington tight end and current Washington employee Chris Cooley created a stir earlier this week by publicly speculating into a radio microphone owned by Daniel Snyder on whether Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan is drinking. Whether the remarks created a stir within the franchise owned by Snyder isn’t known.

Washington senior V.P. of communications Tony Wyllie had no comment on the mater. His official response: “We are in personnel meetings.”

Wyllie presumably means football personnel meetings. However, comments like the one Cooley made could, in theory, trigger a more specific personnel meeting as in what to do with the personnel who said something that Brian Mitchell of CSN Mid-Atlantic described as “totally irresponsible” on Thursday’s PFT Live.

The team is in a tough spot on this. If they let it slide with no public condemnation, some will believe that the team is condoning it. Others will wonder whether the team affirmatively planted it.

Regardless, in the absence of any insight or information from the team, it will be up to the audience to interpret the situation and draw its own conclusions.

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32 Responses to “Washington has no comment on Chris Cooley’s remarks”
  1. a1b24312 says: Feb 16, 2017 2:08 PM

    Sounds like Allen is putting out all the stops to get rid of McCloughan so as to get back to GM position/title.

  2. RuddyJamesDIO says: Feb 16, 2017 2:10 PM

    Fire Cooley

  3. hawkwind8 says: Feb 16, 2017 2:15 PM

    Anyone think Chris takes a nip now and then? Look at his picture…..

  4. idolized1 says: Feb 16, 2017 2:20 PM

    It’s Redskins, you ignorant snatch.

  5. skinsrock says: Feb 16, 2017 2:21 PM

    Chris Cooley needs to realize that because he has access to the building and works for the team… his words have a heavier weight and people will believe him. Needs to chill out on “unofficial” news.

  6. mogogo1 says: Feb 16, 2017 2:21 PM

    So, they just let it die and the article criticizes them for not addressing the issue. And if they addressed the issue the article would then criticize them for lending credence to the story by addressing it publicly.

  7. bobthebillsfan says: Feb 16, 2017 2:22 PM

    Shaken, not stirred.

  8. stoneydog1000 says: Feb 16, 2017 2:29 PM

    Chris Cooley is a rat.

  9. TheDPR says: Feb 16, 2017 2:35 PM

    I don’t see the problem with what Cooley asked (not stated, asked) or why this is a story.

    Alcoholics often relapse. People who know alcoholics often have a greater intuition about the signs of relapse than people who don’t. The question for Cooley, if any, should relate to whether he knows what he’s talking about or whether he’s pulling stuff out of thin air.

  10. whatevnfl says: Feb 16, 2017 2:47 PM

    I feel like this isn’t going to end well.

  11. bencoates57 says: Feb 16, 2017 2:53 PM

    There’s a football team in the City of Washington now?

  12. kneedragr says: Feb 16, 2017 2:55 PM

    Maybe send in that Diana Russini reporter to get the real scoop? She knows how to get the story…

  13. happy1114 says: Feb 16, 2017 2:58 PM

    If Cooley’s not fired by now he should take another bong hit and work on Free Agency and Draft prep…..

  14. raiderinva says: Feb 16, 2017 3:00 PM

    So 980 is the local station here and it comes in far better on AM then in FM. Cooley is viewed as more of a side show bit that was given a shot on sports talk who also happens to split time with a weekly spot on TV during football season.

    He gets far more credit as a reporter with substance on PFT then he gets from his co-workers, other local media, or the fans. To be honest Cooley doesn’t even have the credit of starting an NFL Rumor website turned media source to push an agenda backing him up. Maybe that is why this story only has legs here?

    But I guess it’s the off season and things are slow.

  15. hendawg21 says: Feb 16, 2017 3:05 PM

    Hell, Cooley sounds like he’s getting over a drunken night most mornings, him and Sheehan some mornings are always ranting about nothing…think it’s more an attempt to get ratings up so not to have the show cancelled…which would be fine by me, that time slot has had nothing but stinkers…Tony K, Mike & Mike etc.,

  16. liketurtlesandfootball says: Feb 16, 2017 3:09 PM

    redskins, redskins, redskins

  17. rcali says: Feb 16, 2017 3:17 PM

    Uh oh, this is Redskins on Redskins crime. Get the popcorn ready!

  18. realfootballfan says: Feb 16, 2017 3:22 PM

    McCloughan won’t care from his disclosure before he took that job on how he views his drinking problem. He’s just a meat and potatoes football guy whose dad grew up in the Raiders organization, so I’m sure he knows a little bit about working in chaotic situations from him. Btw, he was apparently way off the wagon when he built that 49er team, so if he doesn’t see it as a problem, I doubt Washington does either unless somebody is trying to make a political power play behind the scenes. Knowing McCloughan, he’s just going to go nail some more picks, which contrary to the complaining done by Washington fans over his first 2 years, he’s been doing. They need to cut bait on Cousins if he won’t sign a team friendly deal and stop fooling themselves like he’s a franchise QB since giving him a big deal will undermine everything he’s trying to do.

  19. jjackwagon says: Feb 16, 2017 3:24 PM

    Why is a Huskies employee wearing Redskins gear and talking into a microphone owned by the Redskins owner about McCloughan?

    BTW McCloughan is the Redskins GM not the Huskies GM. Wylie is also with the Redskins not the Huskies.

    Please update your employee list Florio, you got this all screwed up!

  20. baddegg says: Feb 16, 2017 3:28 PM

    Low class move by Cooley. This isn’t something to put out there as “idle speculation.” Alcoholism is a serious issue that devastates families and results in lost lives.

    Maybe these radio guys think controversy is the best way to get ratings, but spreading innuendo about a guy with a drinking problem, when you have ZERO evidence that he’s drinking, is totally uncalled for. I agree with Brian Mitchell.

    Cooley needs to be disciplined at least and fired at most.

  21. tgillespie74 says: Feb 16, 2017 3:35 PM

    Planted it. Ya that’s what they did. SMH

  22. oswizard says: Feb 16, 2017 3:36 PM

    Just an irresponsible quip coming from someone who has a lack of experience when it comes to time behind the microphone. Love Cooley, and particularly his film breakdown, but he goes where he should not sometimes when it comes to subject matter.

  23. key2heat says: Feb 16, 2017 3:41 PM

    Whats funny is that G.M. Scot McCloughan is about to be in charge of another draft. Great 1st round pick last year! I predict he selects a punter with the 1st pick.

  24. boysroll says: Feb 16, 2017 4:00 PM

    you would have to be drunk to work, root or play for this horrid team. That’s why the fanbase at the stadium are a bunch of drunk dopes as that’s the only way they can get through a season watching this cellar dwelling team year to year…….HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!!

  25. tonebones says: Feb 16, 2017 4:26 PM

    Ex-players with microphones are landing GM jobs nowadays. Maybe Cooley is trying to land one too.

  26. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 16, 2017 5:22 PM

    “Regardless, in the absence of any insight or information from the team, it will be up to the audience to interpret the situation and draw its own conclusions.”

    In other words, Cooley took the bspn tactic of throwing whatever fecal matter he could think of against the wall to get clicks and listeners, with zero evidence and no consequences for doing so.

  27. olefballcoach says: Feb 16, 2017 6:46 PM

    Cooley is better at talking than he ever was at playing!!

  28. boknowsvt says: Feb 16, 2017 7:41 PM

    I wonder why Cooley hasn’t been on the radio in two days? Is it punishment or a scheduled break? Either way it’s nice not to hear him fawn over Kirk Cousins every 30 seconds.

  29. commitment2excrement says: Feb 16, 2017 9:08 PM

    It’s too bad about his drinking problem. Considering the rumors at his last 2 stops as to the reason of for his departure. He did a great job with the Niners and Seahawks. But if you look at history and a rumored drunk who got fired on Saint Patty’s day 2 weeks before the draft…. yea there has to be some fire with that smoke.

  30. joedskins1959 says: Feb 17, 2017 7:37 AM

    boysroll says:
    Feb 16, 2017 4:00 PM

    you would have to be drunk to work, root or play for this horrid team. That’s why the fanbase at the stadium are a bunch of drunk dopes as that’s the only way they can get through a season watching this cellar dwelling team year to year…….HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS
    ———————————————————-

    How bout them Cowboys? Just lost another first round playoff game. Yea, how bout them Cowgirls!!

  31. mimotowatashi says: Feb 17, 2017 9:17 AM

    Cooley needs to be fired. There’s no place for that kind of talk.

  32. jwarden15 says: Feb 17, 2017 10:00 AM

    I’m native American (Choctaw) and I always use the name Redskins when referring to the team

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