Redskins Week 13 Reality Checks: If Bruce Allen is out, a rebuild can begin
By Tim Payne
The Washington Redskins and Dan Snyder may be contemplating moving on from Bruce Allen. Here are our reality checks on the situation.
The greatest source of optimism available to Redskins fans this season is not that Terry McLaurin is a legit No. 1 receiver. It’s not that Sims and Harmon round out what could be a dynamic receiving core for years to come.
It’s not that Derrius Guice is healthy. It’s not that Dwayne Haskins is showing progress. It’s not that the defense is young and talented.
It’s that Dan Snyder might come to his senses and #FireBruceAllen.
The Reality Is, all the promising talent and development in the world will eventually be stunted if the organization continues to be run by the arrogantly incompetent Allen. Even Jerry Jones has proven to be a much more adept football mind than Bruce Allen…and that is saying something.
Allen’s ongoing employment by the team is the primary and ultimate barrier to any future hope of success and relevance for this once-great franchise. It’s proof that Snyder is totally unsure of how to build a winner.
On Saturday, the first significant report surfaced that Dan Snyder has begun to evaluate Allen’s continued involvement with the Burgundy and Gold. If this is accurate and does indeed result in Snyder choosing to fire Bruce Allen, then maybe – just maybe – there can be hope of brighter days in Redskinsland.
With that in view, here are some Redskins Reality Checks for this week.