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Scuttlebutt continues to point to Eric Schaffer as next G.M. in Washington

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For as tight a lid as Washington kept on its process for determining the configuration of the front office after the firing of G.M. Scot McCloughan, the team is keeping an even tighter lid on the outcome.

As of this posting, no one seems to know what the team will be announcing when it announces on Tuesday the changes to the front office. Despite the army of reporters who are surely trying to crack the cone of silence, Washington is saying nothing, on or off the record.

That hasn’t stopped the grapevine from churning up rumors about what may happen. As one league source explained it to PFT, the scuttlebutt currently points to Eric Schaffer potentially emerging as the new G.M. Likewise, there’s talk of an outsider or two joining the team, with Mark Dominik and/or Bill Kuharich getting mentioned as potential additions.

Whatever they do, Washington will be inviting possible scrutiny from the Fritz Pollard Alliance, given that the team has opted for the opposite of transparency when it comes to the deliberations and interviews (if any) that resulted in whatever we’ll learn at 9:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday. It’s unclear what has been done to comply with the Rooney Rule; perhaps it will become more clear on Tuesday.

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18 Responses to “Scuttlebutt continues to point to Eric Schaffer as next G.M. in Washington”
  1. gurnblanstonreturns says: Jun 12, 2017 11:14 PM

    Dumpster fire.

  2. udontknowjacku says: Jun 12, 2017 11:15 PM

    LOL keep them guessing REDSKINS

  3. Jack Gorman says: Jun 12, 2017 11:17 PM

    Schaffer’s a cap guy, who is already with the team. That means Allen’s essentially taking control of the team, and “promoting” Schaffer to make it look like he’s “filling” the position. And the fans are supposed to buy this? Typical.

  4. fafaflunky says: Jun 12, 2017 11:24 PM

    Sign a new owner

  5. BraceForImpact says: Jun 13, 2017 12:09 AM

    Does he have Patrick Duffy for a leg?

  6. amishninjas says: Jun 13, 2017 12:25 AM

    Fingers crossed Dan Snyder names himself GM thus completing the third tent and filling the requisite requirements for an official 3 ring circus.

    A few years ago Snyder sued a 70 year old woman whom had held season tickets for 40 years because she got sick and fell behind on her PSL payments. Nobody deserves Dan Snyder……ehh maybe the Chargers.

  7. bleedingfacemask says: Jun 13, 2017 12:53 AM

    “For as tight a lid as Washington kept on its process for determining the configuration of the front office after the firing of…”

    Has anyone else noticed that Snyder has been essentially invisible for the longest time? It’s almost like he put on a mustache and became Bernie Lomax.

  8. saberwolf335 says: Jun 13, 2017 1:24 AM

    As a Navy man when I read the word Scuttlebutt I think of a water fountain

  9. skinsdiehard says: Jun 13, 2017 1:24 AM

    Some trolls and media are truly dumb. Allen has been the president of the team since 2010. It’s nothing new that he is in charge. He always has been, even with McCloughan. Allen hired McCloughan. I don’t get the “assuming control” angle. Allen is just delegating responsibility differently now that McCloughan is gone. None of this is a big deal really. They had good drafts before McCloughan (2014 generated 4 starters) and after (2017 considered an excellent draft for Redskins). Move on people.

  10. mogogo1 says: Jun 13, 2017 8:26 AM

    They might as well promote the janitor to the job because nobody with any other GM prospects would ever work there after how they treated the last guy.

  11. intrafinesse says: Jun 13, 2017 8:33 AM

    1) Will the Redskins be able to sign Cousins to a long term contract?

    2) If not, then how long will it take for the Redskins to revert to their natural level -> 6-10

    3) How long will 6-10 (5-11, 4-12) last before Snyder makes his next move, and what will that be?

  12. tylawspick6 says: Jun 13, 2017 8:58 AM

    Have the Skins figured out there is a salary cap yet?

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:00 AM

    They’re waiting till he has the puppet strings for Dan Syder installed. Also the little speaker that will project Snyder’s voice from his mouth.

  14. somehomer says: Jun 13, 2017 9:04 AM

    Who is this Scuttlebutt ?

  15. redskinsfan1982 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:05 AM

    No scrutiny from fritz pollard because the job is going to Doug Williams.

  16. kcflake says: Jun 13, 2017 9:05 AM

    The Fritz Pollard Alliance / Rooney Rule is a joke.

  17. hendawg21 says: Jun 13, 2017 9:21 AM

    Well guess that scuttlebutt is totally wrong, Doug Williams is the guy…

  18. k0mbucha says: Jun 13, 2017 9:48 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 13, 2017 8:58 AM

    Have the Skins figured out there is a salary cap yet?

    Are you aware the Redskins are $34mil UNDER the cap? or did you just say that to be with the IN crowd?

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