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SmootSmack 01-24-2009 01:14 AM

Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
So this is designed to give everyone a better sense of the front office at Redskins Park from Cerrato on down. Im sure Im missing some people, but this should give everyone a general sense of who the major players are and what their roles are. I also threw in a little nugget about some prior experience.

[B]EVP/General Manager Bruce Allen (2009)[/B]
Focus: Oversees all personnel (scouts, trainers, video editors, etc.), long-term strategist for draft and free agency
Experience: Senior Executive Oakland Raiders (1996-2003) General Manager Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004-2008)

[B]Director of Player Personnel: Scott Campbell (2008)[/B]
Focus: Oversees all scouting, leads preparation leading up to draft day (think of him sort of as an Offensive Coordinator of scouting). Hes the point person in the off-season.
Experience: Scout with the Falcons (1990-1997), Director of Pro Personnel with the Bears (2000) and Redskins (2001,2006-2007), Director of College Scouting with the Redskins (2002-2005)

[B]Area Scout: Tim Gribble (2003)[/B]
Focus: Colleges in the Northeast (like all scouts, he's given a mission statement essentially, put together by the top executives including Zorn and his top assistants to find certain types of players and unearth hidden gems)
Experience: Pro Personnel assistant with the Redskins (i.e. paper pusher) (2002)

[B]Area Scout: Shemy Schembechler (2001)[/B]
Focus: Colleges in the Midwest
Experience: Scouting assistant with the Chiefs and Bears (1996-2000)

[B]Area Scout: Jim Zeches (2005)[/B]
Focus: Colleges in the West Coast
Experience: Area scout with the Niners (2001-2004)

[B]Area Scout: Chip Flanagan (2008)[/B]
Focus: Colleges in the Southwest
Experience: Scouting assistant with the Redskins (2005-2007)

[B]Area Scout: Bill Baker (2009)[/B]
Focus: Colleges in the Southeast
Experience: College Scouting Coordinator Pittsburgh Steelers (2000-2002); Southeast regional scout Miami Dolphins (2003-2008)

[B]Director of Pro Personnel: Morocco Brown[/B]
Focus: Oversees practice squad personnel, pro player evaluation (including free agents and other leagues such as CFL), in charge of advanced scouting of next opponent. Hes the point person in the regular season.
Experience: Assistant Director of Pro Personnel Bears (2002-2007), assistant scout with the Redskins (2000-2001)

[B]Pro Scout: Alex Santos (2009)[/B]
Focus: Assists Morocco Brown with advanced scouting and pro player evaluation
Experience: Pro Personnel assistant with the Redskins (2006-2008)

[B]Pro Scout: Don Breaux (2008)[/B]
Focus: Just lending his eyes and ears and years of NFL experience
Experience: None in scouting

[B]VP Football Administration: Eric Shaffer (2004)[/B]
Focus: Manage the money
Experience: Player agent with IMG

celts32 01-24-2009 09:13 AM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
Good stuff Smoot

MiraclesHappen07 01-24-2009 12:25 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
Good insight smoot, i like it

Skins4L 01-24-2009 01:01 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
good thread/post Smoot

sportscurmudgeon 01-24-2009 01:17 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
Three Questions:

1. Is Shemy Shembechler related to Bo Schembechler?

2. Does Scott Campbell do any scouting of players on his own?

3. Who does the "quality control" on the regional scouts? Do they pick the games they should see or does someone direct them to see specific games?

The reason I ask #2 and #3 is that I did some basketball scouting for an NBA team MANY years ago and watching a game live is very different from watching the same game on tape. You can assess skills better on tape because you can re-run and break down plays, but if you want to know if the guy is a "real player" you get that much better in person than on tape.

SBXVII 01-24-2009 04:38 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
Now, someone needs to question them as to how often Vinny/Snyder listens to their input. If it's hardly ever then Vinny must go as all have said. If it's almost all the time....

Fire them all and start anew.

Someone sucks and it's either player eval or player aquisition. or both. We've kept maybe one or two players on the team every yr from the draft since 2000. Our two best yrs were 2007 and 2006. I guess you can count 2008....Moore, Kelly, Thomas, Davis, Horton, Tryon and Rob Jackson.

dmek25 01-24-2009 04:47 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
Eric Shaffer is one of the best in the business. nice post

NM Redskin 01-24-2009 04:59 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
this is why the warpath has no equal!

The Goat 01-24-2009 05:38 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
[quote=NM Redskin;522796]this is why the warpath has no equal![/quote]

True dat... but I think there are probably lots of other reasons too :)

BaltimoreSkins 01-24-2009 07:04 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
I noticed there is no area scout for the Southeast, do we not have one or was that an omission?

SBXVII 01-24-2009 07:27 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
^and yet we keep picking up Miami players. Go figure.

FRPLG 01-24-2009 10:29 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
Awesome stuff. I little nugget on how long they've had their repsponsibilities might help some out. Like for example, Cerrato has only been in charge of football matters this one past season. Before that he held a job mostly similar to Campbell's. And was chief yes man according to a certain amount of fans who know better than all of us.

SmootSmack 01-25-2009 11:21 PM

Re: Getting to Know the Redskins Front Office
 
[quote=BaltimoreSkins;522814]I noticed there is no area scout for the Southeast, do we not have one or was that an omission?[/quote]

We must, I just don't remember who it is


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