Pats Bollix It Up Again

"But that didn't make up for the fact that the Pats bollixed up that first pick like amateurs." – Boston Herald, 04/25/05 (on Mankins pick) — Bruce Allen (@bruceallen) August 27, 2014 It continually amazes me how much Bill Belichick and the Patriots get mocked and criticized by the media and fans, yet continue to win around 80% of their games. Criticized for the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen: Gruden's meetings are intense

Washington Redskins general manager/president Bruce Allen didn't want to compare the atmosphere in Jay Gruden's first training camp to what it was like the past few seasons. Nor did Allen focus on the drama-free camp, saying if players are handling their jobs then it doesn't matter anyway. But Allen did single out one aspect of Gruden's first camp that jumped out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins Press Conferences – Bruce Allen & Jay Gruden 8-12-2014

Redskins Press Conferences – Bruce Allen & Jay Gruden 8-12-2014 The Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen and Head Coach Jay Gruden spoke with the media on Tuesday. Here is a twitter recap from both press conferences: Gruden: “Jordan Reed’s doing much better. We expect him go be full-go Thursday.” Moss, Kerrigan, Lichtensteiger with veterans’ [...]
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen pleased with start to Jay Gruden era

With a full offseason program and nearly two weeks of training camp in the books, Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen sees his players buying into new Coach Jay Gruden’s way of doing things and expressed encouragement over the direction they are headed. “This is his program,” Allen said following Saturday’s practice. “The players have really accepted his philosophy to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

After Mike Shanahan soap opera, vanilla is Washington’s favorite flavor

Greetings from Camp No Trauma-No Drama, where the head coach and the quarterback don’t verbally spar between two-a-days, everyone has thus far escaped serious injury, a diva of a Philadelphia wide receiver has become an exemplary Washington teammate and no one has failed a drug test. Really, the closest thing to controversy is when Bruce Allen or Robert Griffin III brings up last...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Redskins have failed Robert Griffin III

Yesterday Bruce Allen, the Redskins general manager, came out and confirmed what everyone else already knew: that Robert Griffin III was nowhere ready to play last season. More importantly, he confirmed that he and the rest of the Redskins organization could have cared less. “What you saw last year was almost a little disrespectful to the game of football,” Allen said, via the...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Training Camp Report, Day 5: RGHindsight, RGGazelle, everybody loves puppies

File this under “Hindsight is 20-20.” Redskins’ president and GM Bruce Allen says rushing Robert Griffin back as a starter in 2013 was not only bad for the player and the team, but was disrespectful to the whole sport. There are far too many places to go with this one and already too many words spent on the topic. Nobody would disagree…now. Back then, Allen was not president...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins GM admits Robert Griffin III shouldn’t have played Week 1 in 2013

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said Monday on ESPN950 radio that quarterback Robert Griffin III  should not have opened the season as the starter a year ago. Allen said Griffin, who was coming off knee surgery to repair multiple ligaments, did not have enough practice time to get ready for an NFL season.  Griffin was cleared to practice, but then-coach Mike...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen took a shot at how Mike Shanahan managed RG3

Redskins general manager Bruce Allen took a shot at former head coach Mike Shanahan with the way he rushed Robert Griffin III back from his ACL rehab to make sure he started in their season opener last year. Allen told WXGI in Richmond on Monday that it was “almost a little disrespectful to the game of football” for RG3 to start week one after not playing in the preseason. “It’s...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Allen on how the Redskins handled RGIII last year: ‘little disrespectful to the game of football’

Washington Redskins’ president and general manager Bruce Allen spoke with ESPN950 in Richmond’s Al Gordon on Monday. Allen talked in detail about several subjects, including his take on Robert Griffin III and the quarterback’s ability to recover mentally from his torn ACL and disastrous 2013 season. “What you saw last year was almost a little disrespectful to the game of...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

3 reasons why Jay Gruden will be more successful than Mike Shanahan

No. 1: Gruden is not Mike Shanahan Well yeah, there’s nowhere else to go but up. There is much more to it, though. In announcing Shanahan’s departure, GM Bruce Allen made a vague reference to the need for a coach attuned to the new practice rules baked into the current CBA. It was a backhand slap as Shanny for whatever the front office saw lacking in his approach to the off-...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen not named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors, Renegades Among Potential New Names For Redskins (Photos)

The Washington Redskins have been under fire about their team name for some time now, as many are imploring the organization to make a change. Team general manager Bruce Allen wrote a letter to Senator Harry Reid defending the team’s name recently, claiming that “an overwhelming majority of Native Americans do not find the name offensive.” The Redskins also used rapper Wale...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins’ Bruce Allen on Trademark Cancellation: We’ll Be Fine

The US Patent and Trademark office laid the smack down when they cancelled the Redskins trademark registration, calling the term “disparaging to Native Americans.” And although many thought the landmark ruling may be the beginning of the end of the Redskins’ fight to keep the name, team President Bruce Allen seemed unbothered by the decision. Bruce Allen when asked whether...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Until name change, Senator Reid won't attend Redskins game

The Washington Redskins will lure in hundreds of thousands of fans this season for home games. But United States Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) won't be among them. Well, at least not until the Redskins change their nickname.Here is the letter Reid sent to Washington team executive Bruce Allen after the latter defended the team name in an original letter addresses to Reid back in...
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June 17, 2014  |  2 Comments

Senator sends Redskins a nasty letter rejecting an offer to attend a game

Today Senator Harry Reid of Nevada sent this letter to the Redskins rejecting an invite to one of their games. Mr. Bruce Allen President Washington Redskins 21300 Redskin Park Drive Ashburn, VA 20147 Dear Mr. Allen: I received your letter and invitation to attend a Washington, D.C. football team event. During my time in the […] The post Senator sends Redskins a nasty letter rejecting...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Hilariously Declare Victory in Redskins Social Media Campaign to Defend ‘Redskins’

The Washington Redskins are slowly but surely losing the battle to retain their controversial namesake and they seemed determined to speed up that process with media campaigns that are almost as out of touch as the term “Redskins”. Last month, Redskins president Bruce Allen sent a letter to Senator Harry Reid after Reid called for the team to change its name. The team’s brain...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins exec Allen defends #RedskinsPride hashtag debacle

It seems that the front office of the Washington Redskins will never get it. After being called out by Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) for not changing the team’s name, the Redskins launched #RedskinsPride hashtag on Twitter which backfired tremendously. So instead of letting everything calm down, team president Bruce Allen felt like he had to make a statement. For some strange reason...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Washington Redskins FS reinstated; a rival coach is rumored to be fired soon

Washington Redskins FS Tanard Jackson gets reinstated by the NFL, heres how he will be an impact on defense. Washington Redskins Top 5 offensive impact players for 2014. Rival coach of Washington Redskins is likely to be fired next season. Bruce Allen is giving Redskin fans deja-vu. Check out a recap of what your favorite Redskins players have been tweeting about. Bruce Allen offers...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors, Renegades Among Potential New Names For Redskins (Photos)

The Washington Redskins have been under fire about their team name for some time now, as many are imploring the organization to make a change. Team general manager Bruce Allen wrote a letter to Senator Harry Reid defending the team’s name recently, claiming that “an overwhelming majority of Native Americans do not find the name offensive.” The Redskins also used rapper Wale...
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Redskins and the team’s president Bruce Allen want you...

The Redskins and the team’s president Bruce Allen want you to tell Harry Reid and United States Senators that Allen and the organization is not, in fact, bigoted. Coincidentally, in an unsolicited email today, the organization is asking that you flood Senator Reid’s email and social outlets so that a poor intern has something to do besides get drunk at My Brother’s Place or...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen gives fans deja-vu

“Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about.” – George Allen They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but if the tree is Hall of Fame coach George Allen the apple’s journey might be nothing less than perpetual motion. With the look of a U.S. President and all the guile of a stark-raving-madman, George Allen carved out an NFL legacy that...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

OTA’s Underway At Redskins Park

Over the next month, the ‘Skins will hold organized team activities (OTA’s) at Redskins Park. Its an opportunity for Redskins management to evaluate a new coaching staff, many new players acquired through free agency and a plethora of rookies. OTA’s are a step up from off-season workouts, but are still without live contact. Following the ten “voluntary” practice sessions...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen offers to powwow with Harry Reid

“I hope you will attend one of our home games, where you would witness first-hand that the Washington Redskins are a positive, unifying force for our community in a city and region that is divided on so many levels.” - Bruce Allen, letter to Senator Harry Reid, May 23, 2014 Responding to a letter signed by 49 United States Senators (Senator Bill Nelson of Florida sent a separate...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington replies to Senators calling for a name change

The Washington team of the National Football League is under public pressure to change the nickname it has used in two cities for 81 years. Last week, half of the United States Senate wrote a letter in an effort to see Daniel Snyder change the team’s nickname. Friday saw a reply from the team to the Senators who sent the letter. Washington general manager Bruce Allen. Bruce Allen...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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