Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Redskins get a GM: Bruce Allen

While NinjaTickets.com is still recovering from malicious attacks on our servers, we are excited to hear that our home team, the Redskins, have hired a GM for the first time under the tenure of owner Dan Snyder. Bruce Allen, formerly with the Tampa Bay Bucs and son of George Allen former Redskins coach, is the Redskins new GM and EVP of football operations. Allen worked with Gruden in Tampa (but not on the super bowl winning team). Allen is a top negotiator and cap analyst, but not considered a top recruiter unlike Vinny Cerrato who officially stepped down on 12/17/09. Cerrato will not retain a position with the Redskins. Rock Cartwright said of Cerrato: "I wish him the best and hopefully I don’t see him down the road."

It will be interesting to see what this hire forebodes for the Redskins. Will Allen have complete control over football operations? Is this a part of a push to get Gruden on the sidelines? What happens if Zorn wins out (It is long been rumored that Zorn is gone after this year if unable to pull off a huge turn around.)

As a Redskins fan this is an early Christmas present. It is definitely a step forward for the Redskins and a great move by Dan Snyder; the question remains though, is this the end of fantasy football in Washington?

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