Scot McCloughan has no grudges after a “marriage that didn’t work”

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As we noted earlier this week, former Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan is auctioning off clothing with the team’s logo as he no longer needs it since being fired earlier this year.

The proceeds from that auction will be going to charity, including the team’s charitable foundation in what seems like an unexpected turn of events given the way things ended for McCloughan in Washington. There were reports that McCloughan’s drinking was affecting his job performance and that he was forced out by team president Bruce Allen, but McCloughan said Tuesday that he holds no grudges.

In an interview with Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouheir of 106.7 The Fan, McCloughan said that his departure was “mutual” and that there aren’t any bad feelings because a long run with the organization “wasn’t meant to be.”

“There’s good players there and there’s good character there. There’s good chemistry there,” McCloughan said. “That’s what I tried to build and build and build. I wish I could have been here longer to see it come to fruition, but I can’t so it is what it is. I’m gonna pull for them. I don’t have any grudge. It is what it is. Again, it’s a marriage that didn’t work.”

McCloughan said more than once that he’s pulling for the team and wants to see them do well, which would probably give a boost to the scouting service he’s again running because McCloughan put together a healthy portion of the current team during his time in Washington.

32 responses to “Scot McCloughan has no grudges after a “marriage that didn’t work”

  1. He is really handling this well. The Redskins front office really hung him out to dry and ruined his ability to find work. I hope somehow they face reckoning for how they disparaged his character in public. Even if he does have a drinking problem, going out in public trying to embarrass him for having a disorder is really pathetic.

  2. For a league that employs woman beaters and murderers he’ll definitely find work despite the alcohol accusations

  3. How do you know the front office hung him out to dry? He was drinking on the job, what the hell do you expect the team to do? Sick of everyone blaming the front office

  4. kneedragr says:

    He is really handling this well. The Redskins front office really hung him out to dry and ruined his ability to find work.
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    Quite the opposite. It’s easier to find work when you’re not fired for cause (ie bad drafts, etc). It tells other teams he’s still good at his scouting job, just that alcohol got in the way. Teams can forgive those lapses if his drinking can be curbed.

  5. While PFT won’t say it, Bruce Allen does not have a problem with Scot. Remember, Bruce is still very close to the father, Kent McCloughan, and his brother Dave McCloughan from their days in the Raiders organization.

    In fact, Bruce brought in Scot to Washington after his troubles in Seattle partly as a favour to his dad, Kent.

    Of course, it doesn’t fit into the PFT narrative that Bruce and Scot had a “power” struggle, even through Bruce clearly outranked him in the org chart.

  6. “As we noted earlier this week, former Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan is auctioning off clothing.”
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    And as dozens of commenters pointed out, how your article conveniently left out the fact the charity was the Redskins Charitable Foundation. But hey, let’s make a clickbait troll headline and omitting the truth even though you posted a rant two months ago about comments taken out of context. Hypocrites.

  7. akira1971 says:
    May 9, 2017 3:34 PM
    While PFT won’t say it, Bruce Allen does not have a problem with Scot. Remember, Bruce is still very close to the father, Kent McCloughan, and his brother Dave McCloughan from their days in the Raiders organization.

    In fact, Bruce brought in Scot to Washington after his troubles in Seattle partly as a favour to his dad, Kent.

    Of course, it doesn’t fit into the PFT narrative that Bruce and Scot had a “power” struggle, even through Bruce clearly outranked him in the organization
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    I’d love to know how you have knowledge or proof that this was a favor to Kent

  8. The Washington Decline never said or even hinted Scot McCloughan had a drinking problem. Chris Cooley and other media members floated that speculation, Washington never commented on it either way. In fact when asked about McCloughans absence the official reply was he’s dealing with family matters.. All you haters keep making up stories. Real Redskin fans know the truth.

  9. kst2074 says:
    May 9, 2017 3:07 PM

    How do you know the front office hung him out to dry? He was drinking on the job, what the hell do you expect the team to do? Sick of everyone blaming the front office
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    Let’s see. The original “no source” report was that his drinking had become a problem at games, at practice and in the locker room. Yet, none of the players or reporters saw it. And the fact since Bruce took over Zorn, Shanahan and now McCloughan had nasty rumors spread by anonymous sources that are/were an attack on the character of the person outed. That is not class, that is no class. And it is standard Redskins operating procedure since Bruce got here. He is to blame and now Danny is an enabler.

  10. kneedragr says wrote:

    ”He is really handling this well. The Redskins front office really hung him out to dry and ruined his ability to find work. I hope somehow they face reckoning for how they disparaged his character in public. Even if he does have a drinking problem, going out in public trying to embarrass him for having a disorder is really pathetic.”

    As a Redskins fan, while I agree with everything you wrote, the only ”reckoning” I want is for the team to be free of Bruce Allen & Dan Snyder.

  11. aqibhasmorepick6sthantylaw says:

    I’d love to know how you have knowledge or proof that this was a favor to Kent
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    Go back to the initial presser back in 2015. Bruce Allen’s opening introduction includes talking about his close relationship with Kent McCloughan and his family since mid-90’s. Allen also served as a reference for Scot 12 years ago when he got the job as 49ers vice president of player personnel, even though he never worked directly with Scot.

  12. Boy Scot McCloughan is handling this like champ, maybe he should be a PR guy! Auctioning his stuff & donating the proceeds to the Redskins Foundation?! That is brilliant and high character, I’d say

  13. Forget about McCloughan for a minute. How many coaches and front office executives that had had a lot of success prior to joining Dan Snyder’s Redskins, didn’t see that same level of success under Snyder? Make a list. Go ahead. Look at the big picture. There is definitely a pattern, and it’s not a good one.

  14. You ended up divorced because you’re a drunk.. hardly a unique story.

  15. What a story in Washington – a drunk GM did more to IMPROVE the team than sober rear kissers of the Lil Napoleon, Danny Snyder!

    Scot, you will be remembered for having given this team a chance when incompetence was the only thing it did during the Snyder years.

    I’d have you as a GM on my team even when drunk – you know your stuff and you did make this team better.

    HTTR. Kudos to Scot. And to the haters, up yours!

  16. He dodged a bullet not being stuck with that franchise, best thing to do is walk away quietly, with a smile on your face.

  17. I’d love to know how you have knowledge or proof that this was a favor to Kent
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    Go back to the initial presser back in 2015. Bruce Allen’s opening introduction includes talking about his close relationship with Kent McCloughan and his family since mid-90’s. Allen also served as a reference for Scot 12 years ago when he got the job as 49ers vice president of player personnel, even though he never worked directly with Scot.
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    So in that presser back in 2015, he actually inferred it was a favor? I’m failing to correlate a relationship with a family and hiring someone as a favor…. his hiring was based on his previous performances in Seattle and San Fran..

  18. Classy response, and he didn’t even wince once while speaking despite the knife planted firmly in his back.

  19. You know that great roster that Harbaugh took to the Super Bowl? Or how about all those great late round draft picks that took the Seahawks to two of them? He knows how to find talented players. Hopefully he can work with Pete and John again up here in Seattle.

  20. Scot praising Dan shows that he wasn’t one of the problems. But hey the haters will believe what ever they want and that’s adorable.

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