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Old 05-29-2014, 09:28 PM   #61
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Re: Redskins name Bruce Allen Team President/ GM

As I stated in the other thread (Morroco Brown), I wondered if this move could potentially set up another move in the near future with them bringing in(or promoting) a real GM.


I'm as anti-Snyder as they come, but I'm realistic about things as well. Snyder is a huge douche bag and would steal money from a blind man's cup. He's a egotistical whimp with a very low self-esteem, and doesn't understand what PR is if it hit him in the ass. That said, I don't think Snyder has had a hand in decisions (football related) since Vinny was fired. I think Mike had full control, and I think he'll allow Bruce to continue doing his thing. As far as I'm concerned, Snyder isn't responsible for the product on the field beyond hiring the GM/Coach.

Now, I don't really care about some title that Bruce is getting. There are some things I love about Bruce and other things I simply don't trust him with. I think Bruce is fantastic at doing contracts, making trades, managing the salary cap, and promoting a good image of the team. I don't think there is a better guy in the league at doing these sort of things. Where I question Bruce is with personnel decisions in regards to players. I simply don't trust his ability to judge/pick players, and nothing about his career would convince me otherwise.

I liked the Jay Gruden hire, and felt we needed a good young coach in here who's hungry to make a name for himself. I think Jay could be that guy. He's smart, he's passionate, and he knows the game. What I do not like about Jay is that he decided to go with a horrible choice for a DC in his first coaching gig. Friends is friends, but this is a business. I fear that if Haslett doesn't make the grade and is fired at the end of the season, Jay will already be a season in the hole trying to climb out of. That's when coaches/GMs start getting desperate.

Overall, I like the staff (minus Haslett/Williams) but I'm not very optimistic they are going to succeed. I think this all hinges on the defense (and RGIIIs play) and I'm sure as hell not confident about that aspect. Hope Haslett proves me wrong. I won't say this regime is going to fail or they can't succeed. That's ludicrous to say at this time.
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