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Old 05-12-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Louis Riddick Is Gone

The Washington Redskins have released longtime football operations official Louis Riddick, according to league sources. He must have been the guy that recommended Lloyd and Achuletta.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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Re: Louis Riddick Is Gone

There was probably a better way to fire him than to have the guy who used to report to him do the firing. Still, it's for the best. The writing had been on the wall for him for several months. I'm curious to see who moves up into his spot.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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It's a good thing we don't live a few hundred years ago because I have a sneaky suspicion Snyder wouldn't fire anybody. He would just have them taken out to practice field number three blindfolded and shot. Just Kidding. Kind of.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:34 PM   #4
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Re: Louis Riddick Is Gone

I think Riddick was a goner when Cerrato realized within the last year that every free agent or trade acquisition we've made within the last few years has failed when our coaching staff had not had any direct experience with the players in question.

If you can't successfully recommend the acquisition of free agent/trade talent without relying on your own coaches for input, then you don't bring a whole lot of value.

Peace out Riddick.

Question though, why do people care how Dan Snyder chooses to fire a scout? Why do people care if Dan Snyder is a nice guy? That's what I want to know.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:09 AM   #5
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I think Riddick was a goner when Cerrato realized within the last year that every free agent or trade acquisition we've made within the last few years has failed when our coaching staff had not had any direct experience with the players in question.

If you can't successfully recommend the acquisition of free agent/trade talent without relying on your own coaches for input, then you don't bring a whole lot of value.

Peace out Riddick.

Question though, why do people care how Dan Snyder chooses to fire a scout? Why do people care if Dan Snyder is a nice guy? That's what I want to know.
If a guy has worked there for 7 years you'd think Snyder would have the balls to do it himself. Just another bad PR move for Dan and Vinny. Now we know that Vinny is the one guy to blame if shit doesn't go right.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:23 AM   #6
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Re: Louis Riddick Is Gone

At this point not giving JLC freakout material has to be a major concern as well. Seriously, this guy is on the hunt for any perceived misstep. Riddick must not have been one of his inside sources since we weren't treated to pages about how the organization dissed him.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:23 AM   #7
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Re: Louis Riddick Is Gone

Of course, take anything JLC reports with a grain of salt. I mean, who knows why they weren't there. And why doesn't JLC talk about what Riddick actually accomplished or didn't accomplish, particularly in the past few years?

Either way, it would have been preferable for Vinny to be there. Even though Riddick most recently reported to Campbell, under the circumstances of their professional relationship the news should have come from one level above Campbell.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:36 AM   #8
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Yeah pretty much they should've gotten someone besides Scott Campbell to do it, but whatever, it needed to be done and I guess they didn't really care about leaving a bad taste in his mouth.

The writing's been on the wall for several months now so this isn't that much of a suprise. Good luck to him elsewhere.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:47 AM   #9
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Inner workings of a business are completely unique. Given that Campbell was his boss I think it completely kosher for him to have let Riddick go. Where this type of issue needed to be settled was when they promoted Campbell over top. If they hanlded that professionally then all should be cool. In the end though I gotta agree with Schneed. Who really cares? And y?
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:42 AM   #10
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Re: Louis Riddick Is Gone

See, I kinda miss when all I knew about the team was how they played on Sunday. But somehow I can't look away and am actually posting on this thread. I sort of liked Riddick's occasional appearances on skins.com TV. No doubt this is the serious house cleaning we've all been waiting for.

(It really must be the offseason... !)
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:57 AM   #11
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Re: Louis Riddick Is Gone

what exactly was his job? i know what the job title was. but what did he do?
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:10 AM   #12
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Re: Louis Riddick Is Gone

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I think Riddick was a goner when Cerrato realized within the last year that every free agent or trade acquisition we've made within the last few years has failed when our coaching staff had not had any direct experience with the players in question.

If you can't successfully recommend the acquisition of free agent/trade talent without relying on your own coaches for input, then you don't bring a whole lot of value.

Peace out Riddick.

Question though, why do people care how Dan Snyder chooses to fire a scout? Why do people care if Dan Snyder is a nice guy? That's what I want to know.
I think I see where you're coming from, it's business & we support the biz by watching, buying tickets, etc.

Yet maybe that's it, since we support the skins we feel like shareholders w/a vested interest & we want our top people to be good at what they do but also to foster a good work environment. Essentially the 2 are one in the same, the days of dictator type bosses are not entirely over, but today's work force doesn't respond well to that kind of authority.

I didn't mean to start rambling this much, so to try & conclude; Skins fans don't want to hear about Snyder coldly letting one of his top guys go after 7 years because it brings up bad memories of what happened w/Lavar, ARch & L. Coles & almost w/Springs this past year. As a loyal fan, I'd be happy if I could feel that Snyder is not so much a "nice guy" but is decent & fair w/his employees, as I feel that's what's best for the team.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:23 AM   #13
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Re: Louis Riddick Is Gone

One more thing for fans to bitch about. Some people just eat up whatever BS JLC puts out there.

No big deal if you ask me. And who cares if Snyder didn't do the firing? The head of the dept. Riddick worked under is perfectly appropriate. I don't know about where you guys work, but where I work the CEO of the company doesn't fire employees.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:27 AM   #14
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I mean Eric Schaffer is the best at what he does and he is being treated quite fairly. It's a results based league, results based world really, and the fact that Vinny or Danny were or were not there when Riddick was notified of his dismissal is a lot less significant than the fact that the guy has not performed well at his job recently. Seriously, who cares?
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:36 AM   #15
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Does anyone here get let go by the owner of the company or the CEO? I think that it is the norm that people get let go by their supervisor. That is exactly what happened in this case. The fact that they Campbell was once subordinate to Riddick is circumstantial. JLC will do anything to stir the "Melrose Place" plot. We all know that he is about to be canned soon too. He is obviously doing everything he can to scrap together interesting pieces for the Post.
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