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Washington may indeed not hire a G.M.

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Comments from Washington president Bruce Allen at the league meetings suggested that the team may not replace G.M. Scot McCloughan. Now that the draft has ended, it’s looking more and more likely that the team won’t have a General Manager.

Via Mark Maske of the Washington Post, Allen is indeed considering not hiring a G.M. Instead, Allen would spread the duties among the current employees of the front office.

Since the firing of McCloughan in March, director of college scouting Scott Campbell, director of pro personnel Alex Santos, and senior personnel executive Doug Williams have received bigger roles.

On Thursday, John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance told Jason Cole of Bleacher Report that Washington had submitted a plan to reorganize the front office without replacing the G.M. position. Maske, citing a league official, says a plan has not been submitted.

“We haven’t seen the plan,” Wooten told Maske. “We don’t know what the plan is. We’ve been given information that they are planning to divide the duties of the job. We’ll wait and see what they do. We’ll wait to see if their plan complies with the rules.”

The Rooney Rule requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for the General Manager position. It’s unclear how the rule would apply where a G.M. is fired, no new G.M. is hired, and the duties are absorbed by employees currently employed by the team.

Here’s what is clear: With no new G.M., Allen has more power. With that power comes greater accountability. So if this new model doesn’t work, Allen becomes more likely to be fired than if he were tucked away from the day-to-day realities of the football operations.

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48 Responses to “Washington may indeed not hire a G.M.”
  1. niners816 says: May 5, 2017 11:10 AM

    Redskins*

  2. therealraider says: May 5, 2017 11:13 AM

    Why hire a GM when you got the mega talented, league wide revered, lord of all football knowladge Bruce Allen? *sarcasm*

  3. Sal Tynuts says: May 5, 2017 11:20 AM

    Welcome to:
    “We Arent Really Going To Hire a GM Like We Said We Were Day…Day”
    Locals will get it.

  4. juice08 says: May 5, 2017 11:21 AM

    I think you should be required to call them Redskins.

  5. madmike66 says: May 5, 2017 11:27 AM

    Yet another example of the top tier leadership and management that Redskins fans have come to know and love.

  6. mogogo1 says: May 5, 2017 11:29 AM

    Just when you thought a wrecked train couldn’t possibly wreck again those geniuses in Washington find a way!

  7. streetyson says: May 5, 2017 11:30 AM

    It’s unclear how the [Rooney] rule would apply where a G.M. is fired, no new G.M. is hired…
    ——————-
    Ooh, ooh, I know the answer to this! – No vacancy = no candidates = no application of a rule that applies to interviewing candidates.

  8. largent80 says: May 5, 2017 11:31 AM

    incorrect. Dan Snyder is the de facto new GM. Of course, he’ll have to interview himself to satisfy the Rooney Rule, but since he loves to hear himself talk, I’m sure both sides will find the conversation extremely invigorating.

  9. maust1013 says: May 5, 2017 11:31 AM

    Realistically with the way Allen shived McCloughan it’s hard to imagine anyone would want the job. Allen may have succeeded in making his bed out of McCloughan’s skin but now he has to lay in it even if the house burns down around him

  10. brassknuckles47 says: May 5, 2017 11:36 AM

    Ha-Ha-ha-Ha-Ha!

  11. heyguru69 says: May 5, 2017 11:38 AM

    Wait – they still have a “professional” team?

  12. kneedragr says: May 5, 2017 11:43 AM

    Why even bother, they just want a yes-man to pat Snyder and Allen on the back and tell them how smart they are.

  13. kst2074 says: May 5, 2017 11:45 AM

    Can you stop with the WASHINGTON thing? So silly now

  14. joetoronto says: May 5, 2017 11:47 AM

    How is the Rooney rule not racist?

  15. 1pavikingfan says: May 5, 2017 11:48 AM

    I thought Scot did a nice job for the Redskins. He wanted to sign Cousins to a long term deal but others within the Redskins organization not to.

  16. glac1 says: May 5, 2017 11:52 AM

    They are the Redskins….. I know you’re affiliated with fake news but please… grow up.

  17. ravensbob says: May 5, 2017 11:59 AM

    “With the number 1 pick in the 2018 draft, the Washington Redskins select….”

  18. hendawg21 says: May 5, 2017 12:04 PM

    Well the first big failure of the Allen led regime, will be not having a bonafide QB for 2018…if ever a situation has been “F’d” up it’s this one…the money that’s already been used up via the Franchise Tag the last two years, basically saying we don’t have a better option right now, but we’ll keep you here for another year, and another year, so what happens in 2018? If you throw another tag for what they say could be upwards of $34-38 million…well then you should’ve went on and signed him to a long term deal or traded him and got something in return. I don’t see an answer going into 2018…so I’d like to know what are the plans going forward? Do they think a legit franchise QB is just going to land in their laps???

  19. ihavenoeyedeer says: May 5, 2017 12:09 PM

    The Rooney Rule requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for the General Manager position. It’s unclear how the rule would apply where a G.M. is fired, no new G.M. is hired, and the duties are absorbed by employees currently employed by the team.

    __________________

    I’m pretty sure that Doug Williams can satisfy this rule.

  20. tvguy22 says: May 5, 2017 12:17 PM

    Why would the University of Washington hire a GM?

  21. niners816 says: May 5, 2017 12:19 PM

    glac1 says:
    May 5, 2017 11:52 AM
    They are the Redskins….. I know you’re affiliated with fake news but please… grow up.
    —————
    Amen. Grown men offended by a word, and a word that’s very honorable at that. I’m embarrassed for them.

  22. 6thsense10 says: May 5, 2017 12:21 PM

    One day I’m going to be proud to be able to root for an NFL team. Until that day come I guess I’ll continue rooting for the Redskins.

  23. laserw says: May 5, 2017 12:24 PM

    The overtly racist organization, the Fritz Pollard Klan, has done nothing about the disproportionate black participation as players which crowds out asian, latinos, and other ethnic groups.

    Until the FPA starts demanding in players that which they demand of management, we can only conclude that FPA is a racist organization and is a black supremacist organization.

  24. abninf says: May 5, 2017 12:27 PM

    Trump isn’t going to hire a GM? Or congress?

  25. bzingha says: May 5, 2017 12:28 PM

    Now if they could operate without a president and an owner they might become relevant again

  26. whispersd says: May 5, 2017 12:30 PM

    Bruce Allen has a brilliant plan to drive the talent out of town and then fail upwards. If Snyder ever fires him (unlikely) I’m sure he could get a position with Goodell’s crew. He fits the profile of what they’re looking for. Mostly incompetent but good at office politics.

  27. abninf says: May 5, 2017 12:31 PM

    juice08 says:

    I think you should be required to call them Redskins.
    ==================================

    He’s stuck between a rock and a hard place now. He thought his SJW campaign would have been popular among his readers (not) and would have ended up forcing the Redskins to change their name. He wrongly believed they would lose their trademark in court, he was all excited about that. He miscalculated everything, wants to call them the Redskins now but can’t because then he would really lose face.

  28. ninjahawk says: May 5, 2017 12:33 PM

    What is it about this site that attracts the same people that post at places like /r/the_donald? The redskins name sucks and is racist regardless of any “but muh tradition” arguments, it WILL be going away. Maybe in 5 years, maybe in 10, but it’s on the way out…just like the moron Russian-shill you voted into the white house, you treasonous SOB’s.

  29. wickerskin says: May 5, 2017 12:39 PM

    ravensbob says:
    May 5, 2017 11:59 AM
    “With the number 1 pick in the 2018 draft, the Washington Redskins select….”

    —–

    Sam Darnold, QB, USC.

    As a Redskins fan, I would be THRILLED if we won the #1 draft pick lottery in 2018.

    Darnold is the next GREAT NFL quarterback.

  30. sidepull says: May 5, 2017 12:39 PM

    No news there. The president of pants and picnics in charge again. Winning off the field. Snake.

  31. charger383 says: May 5, 2017 12:45 PM

    Fritz Pollard Alliance is not paying salary of any team employees so they need to shut up

  32. niners816 says: May 5, 2017 12:50 PM

    abninf says:
    May 5, 2017 12:31 PM
    juice08 says:

    I think you should be required to call them Redskins.
    ==================================

    He’s stuck between a rock and a hard place now. He thought his SJW campaign would have been popular among his readers (not) and would have ended up forcing the Redskins to change their name. He wrongly believed they would lose their trademark in court, he was all excited about that. He miscalculated everything, wants to call them the Redskins now but can’t because then he would really lose face.
    —————
    I wish I could like this a million times. Grow men crying about a name that has NOTHING to do with them, then tucking their tails between their legs when they lose the trademark battle. It’s embarrassing.

  33. getyourownname says: May 5, 2017 1:05 PM

    I’m betting that somewhere, somehow, Vinny Cerrato is trying to open a line of communication with Little Danny so he can remind Danny why no one could be a better yes man.

  34. jamesflacco says: May 5, 2017 1:59 PM

    Still winning off the field….

  35. kemp13 says: May 5, 2017 1:59 PM

    No news here. Bruce Allen, just like his brother, gets apoplectic when he suspects he may not be the smartest guy in the room.

  36. abninf says: May 5, 2017 2:13 PM

    ninjahawk says:

    What is it about this site that attracts the same people that post at places like /r/the_donald?
    ===============================

    You mean mainstream America and not the northeast/west coast bubble?

  37. phinatic29 says: May 5, 2017 2:21 PM

    Sadly the Redskins are the most functional group in Washington DC.

  38. simplec72 says: May 5, 2017 2:30 PM

    Should say enough about what you do when they fire you and then don’t need to hire a replacement.

  39. charliecharger says: May 5, 2017 3:08 PM

    How does Bruce Allen keep getting jobs? I would have thought Jon would have warned Jay to stay away.

  40. broncofanssuck says: May 5, 2017 3:16 PM

    5-10

  41. kst2074 says: May 5, 2017 3:32 PM

    whispersd says:
    May 5, 2017 12:30 PM
    Bruce Allen has a brilliant plan to drive the talent out of town and then fail upwards. If Snyder ever fires him (unlikely) I’m sure he could get a position with Goodell’s crew. He fits the profile of what they’re looking for. Mostly incompetent but good at office politics.
    ——————————————————————-
    Do you have a hidden microphone inside Redskins office complex? How do you know all this? You idiot!

  42. RuddyJamesDIO says: May 5, 2017 3:39 PM

    On to the Superbowl HTTR!!!!!!!

  43. pau49ers says: May 5, 2017 4:38 PM

    Wow, when Cousins leaves next year………… I don’t even know what to say. I feel bad for Washington fans.

  44. theroc5156 says: May 5, 2017 5:21 PM

    ninjahawk says:
    May 5, 2017 12:33 PM
    What is it about this site that attracts the same people that post at places like /r/the_donald? The redskins name sucks and is racist regardless of any “but muh tradition” arguments, it WILL be going away. Maybe in 5 years, maybe in 10, but it’s on the way out…just like the moron Russian-shill you voted into the white house, you treasonous SOB’s.
    __________________________________

    I love reading posts from people who just can’t get over the fact that they and their worthless opinions are in the minority. They’ll cry, pout, call those with opposite opinions silly names (racist, xenophobe, bigot, misogynist, etc.) and hold their breaths like a spoiled child until they get what they want.

    One day, they may actually get off the couch and do some real work in supporting their causes like donating money and time. Until then though, we will just have to watch them shake their fists really hard as we fall over and laugh at their idiocy.

  45. defscottyb says: May 5, 2017 5:37 PM

    Good. Skins draft was rated an A without one.

  46. kegowhisky says: May 5, 2017 6:25 PM

    No matter how miserably Allen performs, there will still be no accountability. He and Snyder are tighter than that Flex Seal you see advertised on TV. Hate to say it, but this is just another eyebrow raising quirk in what has become everyday Redskins life. And yes, I’m a Skins fan!

  47. twoteamsforlosangeles says: May 5, 2017 6:27 PM

    Well, instead of a revolving door in the NFC East basement, looks like the Redskins are going to take up a long term residency there…

  48. kst2074 says: May 5, 2017 7:49 PM

    ninjahawk says:
    May 5, 2017 12:33 PM
    What is it about this site that attracts the same people that post at places like /r/the_donald? The redskins name sucks and is racist regardless of any “but muh tradition” arguments, it WILL be going away. Maybe in 5 years, maybe in 10, but it’s on the way out…just like the moron Russian-shill you voted into the white house, you treasonous SOB’s.
    ———————————————————————
    Trump won the election you liberal fool. You are one that is alone in your social experiment. Liberals will never learn. Name will never change

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