Originally posted on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 2/23/14
Redskins GM Bruce Allen, the 2002 NFL Executive of the Year, ascended to his post with the Redskins in the wake of chaos. That's not entirely true.  Allen was hired as the team's GM in December of 2009.  He was not granted control of the personnel department, and because of this, Allen stayed very much behind the scenese during the four year run by Mike Shanahan as head coach.  Depending on who you believe, Shanahan had very limited contact with his front office at all during the season.  On the football operations side, Allen seemed to have little involvement. That all changed this January.  Allen's title remains "General Manager," but he more or less promoted himself to top dog in the organizational power structure after Mike Shanahan was fired.  As the General Manager, he could have hired someone to handle football operations, but Allen decided that he is the best guy to run football operations in Washington. It is a position that Allen had before when he was with Jon...
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