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Will Washington choose not to replace Scot McCloughan?

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Washington won’t be replacing G.M. Scot McCloughan before the draft. The team also may not be replacing him after the draft.

As suggested over the weekend by Nora Princiotti of the Washington Times and mentioned in Wednesday’s SportsBusiness Daily, the team won’t necessarily hire a General Manager.

“We’ll assess where we’re at as a team and whatever type of personnel needs we have,” team president Bruce Allen said in Arizona, adding that the organization currently has front-office employees who “in a few years are going to be a General Manager, a director of player personnel.”

These remarks prompted a conclusion that McCloughan’s duties could be divided among multiple people, with coach Jay Gruden also having input and Allen running the show.

The problem with that approach for Allen is that he has essentially traded the high-profile, low-accountability position of team president for a more direct role in building the team. Thus, if the team stinks, Allen is more likely to eventually get the boot.

Then again, Allen may be in line for his own termination regardless of whether they hire a new G.M. By bouncing McCloughan, who presided over the team’s first back-to-back winning seasons since 1996-97, Allen already has embraced both the notoriety and the scrutiny that comes from being in the spotlight.

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18 Responses to “Will Washington choose not to replace Scot McCloughan?”
  1. mrwalterisgod says: Apr 5, 2017 3:07 PM

    Who in their right mind will take that job?

  2. sdchicken says: Apr 5, 2017 3:08 PM

    Why would they replace him? Seems like they just want a yes man who agrees to do whatever Bruce Allen wants

  3. broncoguy11 says: Apr 5, 2017 3:16 PM

    Waiting for Mayock perhaps to fulfill his NFL Network obligations….?

  4. 23rdusernameused says: Apr 5, 2017 3:23 PM

    fail to the redskins

  5. PriorKnowledge says: Apr 5, 2017 3:35 PM

    So sad. As an old man who is a lifetime Redskins fan, I am heartbroken. As though Dan Snyder does not want to win. Sadness.

  6. hanspard says: Apr 5, 2017 3:37 PM

    What has Bruce Allen ever done, besides manage the cap, that gives anyone the impression that he can build a franchise up talent-wise? Anything? Anything at all? The guy is a suit. An administrator. He’s not a football man.

  7. whatjusthapped says: Apr 5, 2017 3:42 PM

    The irony is that McCloughan was the only person in the building that understood the finer points of evaluating NFL talent, a skill set that Bruce Allen never possessed in his life.

    This is too easy to predict, the talent level will go into a steady decline downward, like a Lincoln Log in a toilet bowl swirl, first the Redskins will finish last in the NFC East and eventually will be picking first in the draft. And you can’t say they didn’t earn this.

  8. painsyndicate says: Apr 5, 2017 3:46 PM

    Smells like Danny Boy will be pulling the strings again. Allen will just be the marionette.

  9. kmdp4 says: Apr 5, 2017 3:48 PM

    Scot was bounced because he is an alcoholic same reason he was bounced in San. Fran and Seattle.

  10. RussianBreadMaker says: Apr 5, 2017 3:58 PM

    They clearly stated that they will fill the role after the draft.

  11. RuddyJamesDIO says: Apr 5, 2017 4:20 PM

    Mayock in May…HTTR!!!

  12. annapterp says: Apr 5, 2017 4:35 PM

    Good luck with finding someone that wants to work for “team dysfunction”. With Snyder and Allen this team is a comedy act. One less team that the others in the NFC East have to worry about.

  13. skins1970 says: Apr 5, 2017 5:03 PM

    LOL at the haters of the Redskins haters thinking the Redskins FO is dysfunction.The Eagles FO is much worse but hey you tried and that’s adorable

  14. firerogergoodellnow says: Apr 5, 2017 7:34 PM

    Trent Ballke is available.

  15. txmidnite says: Apr 5, 2017 11:08 PM

    When did Scot McCloughan ever work for the Huskies?

  16. okk245 says: Apr 5, 2017 11:24 PM

    RussianBreadMaker says:
    Apr 5, 2017 3:58 PM
    They clearly stated that they will fill the role after the draft.

    Sounds legit. Who needs a roster building architect heading into the draft anyway.

  17. dirtydrynn27 says: Apr 6, 2017 7:08 AM

    Skins will be just fine,dont believe all those media lies and talk of dysfunction that is highly over rated.The Redskins have quietly acquired some quality players during free agency! You haters will be silenced once again when the season starts!!!!

  18. footbal1q says: Apr 6, 2017 8:39 AM

    Matt Millen 2017 lol

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