"Obviously, Bruce has got the authority," Snyder said. "And when he makes a decision, the club makes a decision, it's a Redskins decision. ... I've not been as involved as people may have thought. In terms of the future, obviously we're going to be counting on Bruce to help lead the way."
Dan Snyder BFF, Vinny Cerrato, has made his last move with the Washington Redskins, releasing himself after years of being DC's #1 yes man. In a calculated attempt to restore the Redskins to their glory days, the Redskins immediately (144 minutes officially) named Bruce Allen as the successor. Allen is the son of former Redskins head coach George Allen, who coached from 1971-1977 compiling a record of 67-30 which included 1 losing Superbowl appearance.
The younger Allen has spent time in the Raiders and Buccaneers front office and is a respected football mind, a label that escaped Vinny-C. Mr. Bruce (as I will now call him), worked for the Raiders from 1996-2003 and the Buccaneers from 2004-2008. He has experience and a connection to the ghosts of Redskins past, both of which most likely played a large role in him getting the job. Remember how much Dan Snyder loved Joe Gibbs?
Due to Allen's close relationship with Jon Gruden, many have speculated that the MNF commentator is #1 on the wish list as the head coach of the 2009-2010 Washington Redskins. Contrary to that assumption, it seems that Mike Shanahan is their target, having worked on him for the last few months. Synder has probably had more secret meetings over the last 6-8 months than Tiger Woods, in search for his next personnel man and head coach. Hopefully football guys make football decisions for now on with the Redskins and Dan Snyder learned his lesson that he can not actually play fantasy football for real. Signing over the hill vets are not how championships are won, it is built through superior drafting and solid coaching.
My guess is that Shanny lands in Washington, Mike Holmgren becomes football czar of the Browns, and Jim Zorn (who seems to be buying a one way ticket out of DC) is the QB's coach for the Browns next season. Jim Zorn meet Brady Quinn's biceps, Brady Quinn's biceps meet the quirkiest former NFL head coach in the modern era.