Washington has no comment on Chris Cooley’s remarks

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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.

32 responses to “Washington has no comment on Chris Cooley’s remarks

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.,

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!!!!

  13. “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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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
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    How bout them Cowboys? Just lost another first round playoff game. Yea, how bout them Cowgirls!!

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