Before we welcome in the Bruce Allen era, let’s take one last look at the dung Vinny left, that’s being swept under the rug. I have some questions.
Is Vinny getting paid? They wanted Zorn to resign so badly, they hired Sherm Lewis to humiliate him so they wouldn’t have to pay Zorn. Now here comes Vinny with three games left in the season, and resigns. Why would he do that before the season’s out? Does that mean it was voluntary on his part? Which means he left a bunch of money sitting on the table? Why would he do that when he’s saying this team is in great shape? Why do you walk away from a job that’s not completed yet and according to you, not your fault it’s in a no-play-off situation? Is Vinny a quitter? Then you find out that supposedly VC is sticking around as an advisor, and he’s still a friend. Does that mean he still gets to sit in the owner’s box? Or has he been booted out of there? Is this effective immediately, pack your bags, get out of here?
Bruce Allen. I’ve been around him a couple of times. He’s a good guy and has a great sense of humor. As far as the power structure between him and his boss, I have no idea what that’s going to be. But that’s the key element here. I would caution folks, that if the addition of GM to his title is somehow to make us think, this is a new and improved Washington football team, there is no proof of this and only time will tell. It’s just two words. There’s been a change in personnel.
As long as Snyder is still in the mix, nothing’s changed. But if Snyder has recused himself of “being in chambers” then there’s reason to celebrate. We have no answers to that question yet. You’ll know soon enough when Bruce Allen hops on Redskin One to “scout that next guy.” If Bruce Allen is the guy with the hammer, then he says, “Mr. Snyder, what are you doing on the plane? I think you’re on the wrong flight sir. Your flight leaves in an hour. This plane is going to South Bend. Your plane is going to Dubai. As in Goodbye.” If instead, he says, “Mr. Snyder, you’re ten minutes early.” Then we know, “plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.” “The more it changes the more it stays the same.”
As far as the “heart” of the matter goes regarding the owner. It’s like this: Is he guilty until proven innocent? Or is he innocent until proven guilty? Five will get you ten, it’s the former.